Mischa Barton was born in London, but moved to NYC when she was 4 years old. Her father is English and her mother is Irish. She has two sisters, Hania and Zoe.
Mischa began acting at age 9 in New York Theatre with a main role in Slavs!. After that she then took part in many plays, in one she even took the lead role, James Lapine’s Twelve Dreams. Mischa graduated from the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan in 2004. She said that after graduating from high school, she wanted to attend the Yale School of Drama; but right now she is not assisting college. Mischa first appeared on television back in 1994, as a younger Lily Montgomery in All My Children. She is best known for her good role as Marissa Cooper on the TV series The O.C.. She also had a onetime appearance in the Fox’s show „Fastlane“ and appeared in the video for Goodbye My Lover.
her first film was Lawn Dogs, which won awards at film festivals around the world. Since then she has appeared in various films, also The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis, Notting Hill with Julia Roberts and Lost and Delirious film where she took the main role.
Mischa is also a model, she has modeled for big companies including Calvin Klein. Furthermore, she has also appeared in advertisements for Aeropostale, Dooney and Bourke, JC and Neutrogena. Neutrogena decided to make her the cover girl for their new worldwide campaign; with this Barton followed in the footsteps of teen stars Mandy Moore, Kristin Kreuk, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Some Facts about Mischa
She has a cat named „Angelo“ and a dog named Charlie as a pet.
Her older sister, Zoe, is a barrister in London.
Her favorite clothing brand is „Sass and Bide“.
Her favorite food is sushi and chocolate cake.
The bands she likes the best is Modest Mouse and Jet.
She was underage when she performed topless and fairly intimate scenes with Enrique Iglesias for his „Addicted“ music video.
She has been spotted at various bars and clubs for underage drinking after her break up with oil-heir Brandon Davis.
She considers New York City home .
Favorite TV show is The Simpsons.
The name Mischa is a common Russian boys‘ name. It is the Russian equivalent of the name Michael.
Her favorite jeans come from Calvin Klein.
She is friends with Nicole Richie and has appeared with her on the cover of the Australian ‚Who‘ magazine
She never wanted to start acting but said „Acting released things inside of her that I didn’t want to deal with in ‚real-life'“
She prefers flats rather than heeled shoes due to being relatively tall (5’9″)
Her new boyfriend is Cisco Adler
Most of her roles before The OC were R rated and usually involved sex, drugs, alcohol, horror and homosexuality. She even admits that she like the „edgier“ roles when acting.
underage = minderjährig
performed topless and fairly intimate = oben ohne und ziemlich intime Szenen
spotted at various = gesichtet
considers = sieht an als
Russian equivalent = russische form
prefers = lieber mögen
heeled = mit Absatz
R rated and usually involved = behinhalteten für gewöhnlich