Mischa Barton Biography
Mischa Barton started her acting career when she was 9 years old. She co-starred in the off-Broadway of Slavs!, James Lapines Twelve Dreams and several other Off Broadway productions. After landing her first film debut in Lawn Dogs, which won several awards worldwide, she appeared in many popular films, including The Sixth Sense, Notting Hill and Lost and Delirious.
Aside from her career in the film industry, Mischa Barton also appeared in several TV commercials and print ads. Since her friend Ivan Bart, from IMG Models, has represented Mischa Barton throughout her career, Ivan encouraged Mischa to participate in modeling jobs.
On television, Mischa Barton first played the role of Lily Montgomery in the 1996, All My Children. She then appeared in the film Pups two years later. Barton also became a regular guest in the TV series, Once and Again as Katie Singer, appearing in eight episodes. She also accepted minor roles in music videos including Enrique Iglesias Addicted and James Blunts Goodbye My Lover.
In August 2003, FOX launched a new television series, called The O.C., which became popular culture during its first season. Mischa Barton played Marissa Cooper, which put her on the Hollywood map, until she left the show after the 3rd season in May 2006. She accepted a role in the international film, You and I, which is produced by the Russian band t.A.T.u. Mischa Barton is also scheduled to work on two other films The Sophomore and Malice in Sunderland.
Barton continues her modeling career and has modeled for large companies, such as Calvin Klein, Aeropostale, Bebe stores, Jaspal, JC, Monsoon Accessorize, Morgan de Toi, Dooney & Bourke, Iceberg Clothing and Neutrogena. She recently accepted a contract with Keds Sneakers, which dramatically increased the sales of the company. Mischa Barton also appears in an Australian commercial for the magazine, Famous.
In 2007, Mischa Barton became the spokesperson for SAFE campaign (Skin Awareness for Everyone) and TRAID campaign (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development).