But things haven't always been so glamorous for the brunette beauty, as she explained in the fashion magazine.
"Definitely none of the kids I grew up with would have ever thought, Zooey will be on television and have her own show. I wasn't the world's most popular child, which gave me built-in tenacity," she explained.
"Nothing has ever come easy for me, and I think that's a really good thing. I learned at an early age that you have to work hard for what you get."
The 33-year-old also spoke about how she's learned to handle the negative side to social media lately.
"There has been a shift. I really have stood up for myself on multiple platforms. It's sort of the grown-up version of middle school nastiness, and I'm just like, come on," she shared.
"If there's one thing I'd like to graduate from, it's girl-on-girl hate. I don't believe in it."
Girl power is obviously a prominent theme in the series of Elle mags this month.
In the Mindy issue, ex-boyfriend and current collaborator B.J. Novak dished on why guys are so intrigued by the Mindy Project star.
"She's a gangster and guys respond to that," he gushed. "This is not a girl who waits by the phone. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants."