Zooey Deschanel receives birthday message from President Obama

Country music legend Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has chosen film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium on May 10, 2012. Plans for a stage adaptation are still in the beginning stages, with no creative team attached or workshop dates announced. Mark Davis/Getty Images

Actress Zooey Deschanel arrives at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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(CBS) "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel is apparently on President Obama's radar. The actress/singer received a letter from the president for her 32nd birthday on Tuesday wishing her "good health and happiness in the year ahead."

Deschanel's blog that she started with her two friends, "Hellogiggles," tweeted out a picture of the birthday message.

The message reads: "Michelle and I send out warmest wishes for a happy birthday. As you celebrate this special occasion with your family and friends, please know I am grateful for all you have done to encourage and support young women who are making a difference across our country. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, and I wish you all the best for good health and happiness in the year ahead."

Deschanel shares a birthday with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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