|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 Delta 99 in that year.
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 2007. She was
awarded the VIPer Award in 2008 for "Style Icon 2007" by Mr Karl Lagerfeld.
Most recently in 2007, she played opposite Shirley McClaine & Christopher Plummer in Sir
Richard Attenborough's "Closing the Ring"., with Hayden Christiansen in the Dino De Laurentiis
film "Virgin Territory", and starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Assassination of a High School
President" for the Yari Production Company. In 2007 she filmed "Walled In" for the French
production Company Canal Plus, and has starred in and produced the film "Homecoming" 2008.
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 #7
VIPer Award - Style Icon 2007
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."