Mischa Barton Biography

Birthday: 1986-01-24
Place of Birth: London, England UK
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: An actress with talent and poise beyond her 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 Marisa Tomei), and Naomi Wallace ("One Flea Spare" at the Public Theatre with Dianne Wiest), she went on to work side by side with modern-day screen icons including Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant on Notting Hill (1999), Bruce Willis and Toni Collette on The Sixth Sense (1999) and Sam Rockwell in her Sundance critically-lauded feature film debut Lawn Dogs (1997) produced by Duncan Kenworthy in 1998. 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) (2003 to 2006). The show fast became a global cult phenomenon and has earned many awards including a Television Critics Association Award nomination for "Outstanding New Program of the 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 MacLaine & Christopher Plummer in Sir Richard Attenborough's Closing the Ring (2007), with Hayden Christensen in the Dino De Laurentiis film Virgin Territory (2007), and starred opposite Bruce Willis in Assassination of a High School President (2008) for the Yari Production Company. In 2007, she filmed Walled In (2009) for the French production company "Canal Plus", and she starred in and produced the film Homecoming (2009). 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. This commercial and theatrical success has given the young woman an opportunity to take an extremely influential role in the global community. She became the spokesperson for "Climate Star", an organization that fights global warming through social and legislative activism. She serves as an "Entertainment Industry Foundation" ambassador teaming up with QVC to spread awareness and raise funds for women's cancer research through the "Fashion Footwear Association" of New York "Shoes on Sale Initiative" and is also involved in the "SAFE" campaign for skin cancer awareness. She is an ambassador for "Save the Children" and the "One Water" campaign which brings water to remote locations in Africa, and is on the board of the "Lupus Research Committee" in Los Angeles.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sixth Sense Kyra Collins 1999 Drama
A Ring of Endless Light Vicky Austin 2002 Drama
The O.C. Marissa Cooper 2003 - 2004 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lawn Dogs Devon Stockard 1998 Drama
The Sixth Sense Kyra Collins 1999 0, Game Show
Notting Hill 1999 Comedy, Romance
Paranoid 2000
Pups Rocky 2000 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Julie Johnson Lisa Johnson 2001
Tart Grace 2001 0, 0
Lost and Delirious Mary 'Mouse' Bedford 2001 Drama, Romance
Skipped Parts Maurey Pierce 2001 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Ring of Endless Light Vicky Austin 2002 Drama, Family
Octane Natasha 'Nat' Wilson 2003 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Virgin Territory Pampinea 2007 0, 0, Biography
The OH in Ohio Kristen Taylor 2007 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Assassination of a High School President Francesca Fachini 2008 0, Comedy, Game Show
Homecoming Shelby Mercer 2009 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Don't Fade Away Kat 2011 Drama
You and I Lana 2011 0, Game Show
Walled In Sam 2012 Horror, Thriller
I Will Follow You Into the Dark Sophia Monet 2012 Drama, Horror, Romance
Beauty and the Least: The Misadventures of Ben Banks Amy Warner 2012 Comedy, Drama
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Eva Gascon 2013 Drama, History
Beyond Justice Lisa Thomas 2013 Action, Thriller
A Resurrection Jessie 2013 Horror, Thriller
Apartment 1303 3D Lara Slate 2013 Horror
Kickback Nicola 2014 Mystery, Thriller
L.A. Slasher The Actress 2014 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Mining for Ruby Jessica King 2014 Drama, Romance
The Hoarder Ella 2015 Horror, Thriller
Checkmate Lauren Campbell 2015 Action, Thriller
Butterfly Love Emma 2015 Drama
Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard Toni 2015 Horror
Knockout Danielle Kaffee 2015 Action
American Beach House Ms. Maureen 2015 Comedy
Deserted Jae 2016 Game Show, 0