|Mischa Barton has that classic, all-American beauty about her that makes us all weak in
the knees. Her big eyes are so engaging, and her tall, slender frame has caught the attention of
more than a few big Hollywood men. Who can blame them... this talented actress got her
start as a Ford model.
An actress with talent and poise beyond her 21 years, born in London and raised in New
York, Mischa Barton has the kind of career most actors can only dream about. From humble
beginnings in New York Theater in 1994 where she trained with such esteemed
Director/Writers as James Lapine ("Twelve Dreams" at Lincoln Center with Donna
Murphy), Tony Kushner ("Slavs!" at New York Theater Workshop with Marissa Tomei),
and Naomi Wallace ("One Flea Spare" at the Public Theatre with Dianne Weist)., she went
on to work side by side with modern day screen icons including Julia Roberts and Hugh
Grant, "Notting Hill"., Bruce Willis and Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense" and Sam Rockwell
in her Sundance critically lauded feature film debut "Lawn Dogs'.
Yet, despite this early success in theater and film what really catapulted Mischa to the next
level and made her a household name is her small screen performance as the irrepressible and
irresistible Marisa on the popular Fox television show, "The O.C." 2003 to 2006. The show
fast become a global cult phenomenon and has earned many awards including a Television
Critics Association Award nomination for "Outstanding New Program of the Year."
However it was her role as the sexy seductress Kristen Taylor in the 2006 film "The Oh in
Ohio" that really brought her to the attention of Delta Films and catapulted her to #2 on the
Established as one of the most sought after young actresses of her generation Mischa was
named "It Girl" in 2003 by Entertainment Weekly, she was also Hollywood Life's
"Breakthrough Actress of the Year"., she won several American Teen Choice Awards for the
show, and also Cosmopolitan's "Fun Fearless Female Award" for "Knockout Ingenue" and
Glamour's "Women of the Year'. She has been ranked as one of People magazine's "50 Most
Beautiful People" from 2003 to 2006.
Mischa Barton demonstrated her talents once more as she returned to television with a
recurring role in the critically acclaimed ABC show Once and Again during its 2001-2002
season. In 2003, she acted with Madeleine Stowe in the horror thriller Octane.
What was sure to make her popular was her role in the FOX television show The O.C. In
this primetime melodrama geared toward young adults -- a Beverly Hills, 90210 clone as
some have branded it -- Mischa Barton portrayed a wealthy and popular Orange County
high school student who has difficulty adjusting to her surroundings. She was on the show
Even at such an early age, Mischa has also made a major impression in the fashion and
beauty world. She has already graced the covers of countless international magazines and has
become the face of numerous advertising campaigns.
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #2
Teen Choice Awards - TV - Choice Actress for: "The O.C."
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #29
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #6
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Breakout TV Star - Female for: "The O.C."