Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch was born on November 10, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, to actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch. She has one sister, Madelyn Deutch, who is also an actress. Other close relatives of hers include musician Barbara Barry Thompson, music executive Murray Deutch, and actor Robert Walden. Her mother, from Minnesota, is of partial Irish ancestry while her father, from New York, is of Jewish ancestry. She is Jewish and had a Bat Mitzvah.