Kw-logo-smaller

Mischa Barton Biography

Mischa Barton is one of the hot young stars of The O.C.
Courtesy of Fox

Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Birthplace: London, England

Mischa Barton - Starting Out

If you've been watching The O.C. since it premiered last summer, you've probably wondered why Mischa Barton looks so familiar. Mischa, who plays Marissa Cooper on the show, has been acting since she was a little girl - appearing in plays, television shows and movies. Though she was born in London, her family moved to New York when she was only four (which explains why she doesn't have an accent)! Mischa was discovered while performing a self-written monologue at summer camp when she was just eight years old, attracting the interest of an agent in the audience.

Mischa Barton - Child Prodigy

By the time Mischa was nine, she had already landed a role in a high-profile play opposite Marisa Tomei. Other theatical productions followed, and Mischa finally made her film debut in Lawn Dogs in 1998 (which co-starred Sam Rockwell). Mischa took small roles in big movies like Notting Hill and The Sixth Sense, which resulted in many job offers (Mischa appeared in six movies between 2000 and 2001). A small part in the short-lived series Once and Again, which co-starred fellow hot young actors Shane West and Evan Rachel Wood, proved that Mischa could handle episodic television. It wasn't long before she was cast opposite hotties Benjamin McKenzie and Adam Brody on The O.C.

Mischa Barton - Rising Star

Mischa recently signed on to become the new face of Neutrogena, joining the ranks of other beautiful celebrities - including Kristen Kreuk and Beyonce. And, if you just can't wait for the second season of [kwlink]The O.C.[/kwlink] to start, you can rent one of Mischa's many movies that are out on video, including the just-released Pulse.

Mischa Barton - Did U Know?

  • Mischa's favorite bands are The White Stripes and Outkast.
  • Mischa wants to eventually attend college - hopefully Yale.
  • Mischa has modeled for Calvin Klein.
  • Mischa Barton is dating Brandon Davis, oil heir and family friend of Nicky and Paris Hilton's!
  • Mischa Barton Says...
    "Sometimes men are scared of me. You know, you become kind of an icon on television, and people are a little bit unsure, careful. It's funny."

  • Check out Kidzworld's The O.C.: Season Two contest and enter for a chance to win one The O.C.: Season Two DVD.
  • Related Articles:

  • Rachel Bilson Biography
  • Adam Brody Biography

  • Benjamin McKenzie Biography

  • Quiz! Which O.C. Character Are You?
  • More Celebrity Biographies
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1102103772687

    Who's Your Fave O.C. Character?

    • Summer.
    • Ryan.
    • Marissa.
    • Seth.

    related stories

    Entertainment in the forums

    hugebear
    hugebear posted in TV Shows:
    When Matt Smith took over from David Tennant I was thinking it was gonna be horrible and then after the second episode I thought he was epicals too.  At first I was thinking Capaldi looked alot older but I like things hes done so far and hes still Doctor Who but the different actor..  and Im thinking hes gonna be awesome too.
    reply about 20 hours
    InternetOwl
    InternetOwl posted in TV Shows:
    He's around the same age as the First Doctor and a few other Classic Doctors, so I don't really think he's "too" old. But I guess after Matt and David it's a big change.
    reply 1 day
    Boysrock50
    Boysrock50 posted in TV Shows:
    Matt Smith was the best doctor. When he first came I was like 'nah, no-one can beat david tennant' but he's definitely my favourite now. Im not sure Capaldi is right for the doctor. He's a great actor but he's too old :P
    reply 1 day
    InternetOwl
    InternetOwl posted in TV Shows:
    "Forever_Or_Never" wrote:OH MY GOD. DEEP BREATH WAS AMAZING WASN'T IT OMG
    reply 1 day
    MileyGirl1999
    MileyGirl1999 posted in TV Shows:
    My feeling is you should watch a few more! :)
    reply 1 day

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...