Mischa Barton's Biography
Mischa Barton was born Mischa Anne Marsden Barton on January 24, 1986 in London, England in the UK. The half Irish, half British actress was raised in New York.
A beautiful young girl, Mischa became a model with the Ford Model agency. Mischa is also childhood friends with Ashley Tisdale and Brenda Song.
Her first acting role was in 1995's Polio Water. She also appeared in a short role as a young actress in Nottinghill with Julia Roberts. She won widespread attention for her role in The Sixth Sense in 1999 as dead girl who had been poisoned by her mother.
She broke into the media mainstream as bad girl Marissa Cooper on The O.C. (76 episodes, 2003-2006). Her role on the show established her a major fashion icon for young women around the world who copied her every hairstyle, dress and accessories.
Mischa also became famous for her various male companions who were often considered bad boys. She has been a regular on the Hollywood circuit and is known as a free spirit with a strong love for hippie chic attire.
Her hairstyles are closely watched and over the course of the O.C. she wore her hair mostly long and with lots of texture. She also favored ponytails, messy buns and gorgeous finished styles. She also favors lots of gorgeous hair accessories - especially headbands.
Marissa left The O.C. when her character was killed off. After she left the show Marissa seemed to go through a period where she was at odds. She also was struggling with excessive partying. On April 10, 2008 she was sentenanced to three years of unsupervised probation from her DUI arrest on December, 2007.