New Girl stars Zooey Deschanel as Jess, a teacher who moves into a flat with three single guys she's never met before. Nick (Jake Johnson) is the most grounded of her new roommates...and also the most jaded. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who is the 'go-to' for modern man advice. Winston (Lamorne Morris) is an intensely competitive former athlete who is bad at pranks. Cece (Hannah Simon) is a model and Jess' protective best friend.