Mischa Barton (born January 24, 1986 in Hammersmith, London, UK) is an English-Irish film, television, and stage actress, and occasional fashion model with British, Irish, and American citizenship. She did the voice of Betty Anne Bongo on the KaBlam! short The Off-Beats.
Barton began her acting career on the stage, appearing in Tony Kushner's Slavs! and James Lapine's Twelve Dreams at New York's Lincoln Center. She then made her screen debut in 1996, a guest appearance on the American soap opera All My Children. Barton landed her first major film role as the protagonist of the movie Lawn Dogs in 1997, an acclaimed drama co-starring Sam Rockwell.
Barton may be best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O.C. (2003–2006), for which she received two Teen Choice Awards and a Prism Award nomination. The role catapulted Barton into mainstream fame, and Entertainment Weekly named her the "It Girl" of 2003.
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