Zoey became romantically involved with presidential aide, Charlie Young. Their relationship continued intermittently, though the fact it was interracial prompted a white supremacist organization to target Young for assassination. The attack was unsuccessful, though both President Bartlet and Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman were injured in the shooting.
Zoey attended Georgetown University and was briefly kidnapped by Qumari terrorists on the night of her graduation. The situation came about due to her relationship with Jean-Paul Vicomte de Bourbon, who spiked her drink in a night club. Her abduction was witnessed by Molly O'Connor, who attempted to prevent it, and was gunned down in the line of duty. This precipitated President Bartlet's invoking the 25th Amendment, transferring presidential authority to Speaker of the House, Glen Allen Walken, as Acting President. Later, in the sixth season, Charlie and Zoey are shown to have resumed their relationship, with Charlie even considering asking Zoey to marry him. No mention is made of the relationship, or her occupation, in the seventh and final season. Zoey is by far the most commonly seen of the three daughters, and her relationships are integral to several key plotlines.
Zoey was, according to her mother, always her father's daughter, and during her recovery from her ordeal, Charlie also comments on how she can't bear to let her dad down. Zoey strives to establish an identity of her own, but in such proximity (geographically) to the President she struggles more obviously than her sisters. Despite being very willing, seemingly, to help with her father's political activities, Zoey clearly loves their farm in rural New Hampshire and all it represents. Zoey is very loyal, expecting her father and Charlie to accept Jean-Paul because she loves him, and at least once lying to CJ to cover for a friend of hers who was having drug problems.
- Georgetown University Graduate.
- Zoey's secret service codename was "Bookbag".
Behind the scenesEdit
- Initially, Zoey's age was 19, but this was changed to 17.