Mischa Anne Barton is an Irish-American film, television, and stage actress, and occasional fashion model. She began her acting career on the stage, appearing in Tony Kushner’s Slavs! and took the lead in James Lapine’s Twelve Dreams at New York’s Lincoln Center. She made her screen debut with a guest appearance on the American soap opera All My Children. She then voiced a character on the Nickelodeon cartoon series KaBlam!. Her first major film role was as the protagonist of Lawn Dogs, an acclaimed drama co-starring Sam Rockwell. She continued acting, appearing in major box office pictures such as the romantic comedy, Notting Hill and M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller, The Sixth Sense. She also starred in the critically acclaimed indie crime drama Pups.
Barton later appeared in the independent drama, Lost and Delirious and played Evan Rachel Wood’s girlfriend during a guest-arc on ABC’s Once and Again. She is known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O.C., for which she received two Teen Choice Awards. The role catapulted Barton into mainstream fame, and Entertainment Weekly named her the “It Girl” of 2003.
Barton has since appeared in the comedy remake St Trinian’s, the Richard Attenborough-directed drama Closing the Ring and Assassination of a High School President. She returned to television, starring in the short-lived Ashton Kutcher-produced CW series, The Beautiful Life: TBL. In 2012, she returned to the stage, performing in the Irish production of Steel Magnolias.
Name: Mischa Anne Marsden Barton
Nickname: Meesh, Meep
Date of Birth: January 24, 1986
Place of Birth: London, UK
Place of Residence:New York City, NY
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Education: Professional Children’s School
Height: 5’9″ / 175 cm
Weight: 128 lbs / 59 kg
Shoe size: 9 / 39.5 (EU)
Dress size: 4 (US)
Bra size: 32B
Measurements: 34-25-34 in / 87-63.5-87 cm
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
- Brandon Davis (2004-2005)
- Cisco Adler (2005-2007)
- Brandon Silverfield (2007)
- Taylor Locke (2007-2008)
- Luke Pritchard (2008-2009)/li>
- Ali Love (2010-2012)
- Sebastian Knapp (2012-2013)
- Andrea Iervolino(2014-present)
Awards and Honors:
- 2004 – Teen Choice Award
- 2006 – Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female
- Teen Choice Awards Nomination (several times)
- Maxim’s Hot 100
Hobbies and Interests:Music, Reading
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Music: Taylor Swift
Favorite Perfume: Idole D’armani Perfume
Favorite Book: A Confederacy of Dunces
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Favorite Movie: Say Anything…, Almost Famous
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
- Mischa’s maternal grandfather was a professor at University of Belfast of Gaelic language.
- She relocated to New York City, USA at the age of six with her family due to her father’s work.
- She has English, Irish and American citizenship.
- She has a pet cat named Angelo.
- She is best friends with Rachel Bilson.
- Hugh Grant and Barton were born in the same hospital.
- Older sister, Zoe Barton, is a barrister in London.
- Younger sister is an aspiring singer.
- She has a dog that she calls Ziggy.
- Her favorite town is Paris.