Mischa Barton Biography
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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
. 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
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
, 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
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
recently signed on to become the new face of Neutrogena
, joining the ranks of other beautiful celebrities - including Kristen Kreuk
. 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
, and people are a little bit unsure
. It's funny
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