Since its premiere on Fox back in 2011, New Girl has been a fan-favorite comedy series that has only gained even more fans after it left the air. Because of its strong performance on Netflix over the years, millions of new viewers are as fuzzy on the rules of True American as the loft gang.
New Girl centers on Jess Day, a Los Angeles teacher who finds her personal life collapse in one swift motion. After walking in on her boyfriend cheating on her, Jess has to find a new place to live. She turns to an online ad to become the fourth roommate of three men living in a loft.
While risky, Jess moving into the loft with Nick, Schmidt, and Winston (Coach at first) turned out to be the best decision of her life. And ours, too, because the series has remained one of the funniest and enduring sitcoms of the past decade.
But fans might be wondering, how old was the cast when they were portraying 30-somethings? Who was the oldest of the cast, and who was the youngest? Also, how old is the cast of New Girl now in 2023? We’re sharing the cast ages then and now!
How old is Zooey Deschanel in New Girl?
Zooey Deschanel was born on Jan. 17, 1980, making the Jess Day actress 43 years old as of 2023. When New Girl made its premiere on Fox in September 2011, Deschanel was 31 years old, which was about the same age as her 30-something character. In May 2018 when the series ended after seven seasons, Deschanel was 38 years old.
How old is Jake Johnson in New Girl?
Jake Johnson was born on May 28, 1978, and the Nick Miller actor will turn 45 years old in 2023. When the comedy series debuted in 2011 and marked his biggest breakthrough role, Johnson was 33 years old, which should be around the same age as the fan-favorite character Nick. When the series ended in 2018, he was 40.
How old is Max Greenfield in New Girl?
Max Greenfield was born on Sept. 4, 1979, making the legendary Schmidt actor 43 years old as of March 2023. He’s about a year younger than Johnson and a year older than Deschanel. Greenfield was 32 years old when he introduced the world to Schmidt, and he was 39 when the series came to an end with its hilarious and emotional series finale.
How old is Lamorne Morris in New Girl?
Lamorne Morris was born on Aug. 14, 1983, making him 39 years old as of March 2023 and the youngest member of the New Girl cast. Morris will turn 40 in August 2023. At the time of the comedy series’ premiere in 2011, Morris was 28 years old. After the seventh and final season, Morris had turned 35 years old.
How old is Hannah Simone in New Girl?
Hannah Simone was born on Aug. 3, 1980, which makes the Cece actress 42 years old as of March 2023. She and on-screen best friend Zooey Deschanel were born in the same year. When the show premiered in September 2011, Simone was 31 years old, and when the show ended, the actress was 38.
How old is Damon Wayans Jr. in New Girl?
Damon Wayans Jr., who played Coach in the pilot episode and returned as a regular in season 4, was born on Nov. 18, 1982. The first son of actor and comedian Damon Wayans, he’s no 40 years old as of March 2023. When he first appeared as Coach in 2011, Wayans was 29 years old, and when he made his last guest appearance in season 7, he was 36.
Watch all seven seasons of New Girl now on Netflix.