By InStyle Staff
Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:30 am
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Congratulations to the "new girl" of the pack! Zooey Deschanel’s quirky cute role in FOX’s New Girl earned the 32-year-old star her first-ever Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. To celebrate her recognition, we’re taking a look back at the actress's transformation, from eyeliner-loving high schooler to full-fledged leading lady. Check out her best moments in the gallery.

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