Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch (/dɔɪtʃ/; born November 10, 1994) is an American actress and producer. The daughter of director Howard Deutch and actress-director Lea Thompson, Deutch began her acting career with a recurring roles on the Disney Channel original series The Suite Life on Deck (2010 - 2011) and CW crime drama series Ringer (2011 - 2012). Following her credited film debut in the gothic romance film Beautiful Creatures, she starred in the fantasy horror film Vampire Academy (2014), for which she received a Teen Choice Award nomination. She achieved critical praise for her roles in independent comedy and drama films, including Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Why Him? (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Flower (2017), and Rebel in the Rye (2017), for which she was awarded awards for breakout star from the Dallas International Film Festival and the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. In 2017, her mother directed her and her sister Madelyn in the comedy-drama The Year of Spectacular Men, which Deutch also co-produced. She went on to star in the romantic comedy Set It Up (2018), the zombie comedy Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), and the comedy-drama Buffaloed (2019), which she also produced, and held a leading role in Ryan Murphy's Netflix comedy series The Politician (2019).