Actress Zooey Deschanel, who stars in FOX's comedy "New Girl," performs with her band She & Him during day one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2010 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2010 in Indio, Calif.
Jeff Bridges did his own singing and won an Oscar for playing country-western singer Bad Blake in the movie "Crazy Heart" The 61-year-old actor has signed a deal with EMI's Blue Note Records and will reteam with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, who co-wrote the music for Crazy Heart. Bridges is expected to write some of the songs for the new album, which is set due out in summer.
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow performs with Cee Lo Green, left, at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. Paltrow has been doing more singing than acting this year, thanks to the spslash she made playing a country singer in the movie "Country Strong." In addition to the Grammy performance, she has sung at the Academy Awards, the Country Music Awards, on "Saturday Night Live" and in several episode sof "Glee."
"House" star Hugh Laurie performs with the celebrity cover band "Band From TV" at the "Netflix Live! on Location" concert and screening series at Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. Laurie is set to record a New Orleans-inspired blues album this summer.
Actor Bruce Willis, whose film credits include "The Sixth Sense" and the "Die Hard" franchise, performs with his blues band, The Accelerators, Aug. 2, 2007, at a "Netflix LIVE! On Location" concert at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, pictured in a Feb. 27, 2001, performance, had his own group, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts. Crowe played lead guitar and lead vocals for the pub band, which released several albums. He is among a growing number of actors who turn to music when they are between roles.
Among the best known of the musical actors is Kevin Bacon, left, who performs with his brother, Michael, in the band The Bacon Brothers. The duo, formed in the 1990s, has released three albums and performs a number of concerts every summer.
Actress Juliette Lewis performs with her band, Juliette and the Licks, at the May Day concert in Rome's St. John Lateran Square on May 1, 2005. The Oscar-nominated star has performed alone and with the group on several albums. She was once named by Blender magazine as one of the hottest women in rock music.
Actor Dennis Quaid performs with his band, The Sharks, Feb. 24, 2007, at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg, Canada, where Quaid has been shooting a movie. The actor, who wrote songs for several of his movies, has been involved in music for many years.
Kevin Costner and the Kevin Costner Band performs at the Mohegan Sun 10th anniversary celebration in the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Costner's group plays at a lot of charity events and has raised nearly $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief.
Actor Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band entertain soldiers of the 155th Brigade Combat Team and their families and friends at a USO show at Camp Shelby, Miss., on Dec. 21, 2004. The band, named for the character Sinise played in the movie "Forrest Gump," performs for charity events.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith performs in New York with her band, Wicked Wisdom, live on fuse network's "Daily Download" Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006. Wicked Wisdom's new album was released that day. Smith is a vocalist for the metal group which toured Ozzfest in 2005.
Actor Keanu Reeves performs July 7, 2000, with his grunge band, Dogstar, at Irving Plaza in New York. In addition to Dogstar, Reeves has played bass guitar for a group called Becky and had a part in an Anthrax music video.
Actor Jared Leto performs with 30 Seconds to Mars at KROQ's Inland Invasion on Sept. 23, 2006, at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in Devore, Calif. Leto is lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band, which also includes his brother. The group has released two albums, one of which went platinum.
Actor Vin Diesel performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 6, 2003, in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition to singing, the action-adventure star also has a background in dancing.
Richie Sambora, left, of Bon Jovi and actor Steven Seagal perform at the Martine Colette's Wildlife Waystation 5th annual Easyriders Run For The Wild family picnic a musical jam at Calamingos Ranch in Malibu, Calif. A guitarist who tours with his band, Thunderbox, Seagal has released two albums and written several songs for his movies.
Actress and singer Toni Collette and her band The Finish perform for only the second time live at Newtown RSL on Nov. 10, 2006, in Sydney, Australia. Collette is married to musician Dave Galafassi. Her debut album, "Beautiful Awkward Pictures" was released in 2006
Actor Billy Bob Thornton plays with his band The Boxmasters during the second annual "All For The Hall" benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame at the Nokia Theater Oct. 15, 2008, in New York.