Zooey Deschanel is reportedly expecting her second child.

The 36-year-old actress and her husband Jacob Pechenik - who welcomed daughter Elsie Otter after their August 2015 wedding - are believed to be preparing for a new addition to their family, TooFab reports.

According to the entertainment news site, Zooey told cast and crewmembers on the set of her TV sitcom 'New Girl' about her happy news recently.

During Zooey's first maternity leave, Megan Fox joined the cast of 'New Girl'.

Meanwhile, Zooey previously spoke about her daughter's unusual middle name, admitting she and her spouse wanted something ''wild'' to go with her ''classic'' first name.

Jokingly asked by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres if Otter is a family name, she quipped: ''In a sense that we're all mammals.''

She then added: ''We thought Elsie is a classic name - a lot of people have grandmas and aunts named Elsie. And then we were like the middle name can be a little bit like wild.

''We both found that we had a mutual love for otters. There were some more normal middle names... but I saw that nobody else likely had the middle name 'Otter.' ''

Zooey was married once before, to Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service lead vocalist Ben Gibbard.

The two wed in September 2009 but filed for divorce in December 2011, citing irreconcilable differences.

She started dating Jacob in August 2014.