Mischa Barton
British%E2%80%93American actress
Mischa Barton
Mischa Anne Marsden Barton is a British and 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, making a guest appearance on the American soap opera All My Children (1996). She then voiced a character on the Nickelodeon cartoon series KaBlam! (1996–1997).
Biography
Mischa Barton's personal information overview.
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Report: Mischa Barton crashes truck into apartment building
Fox News - 12 days
Mischa Barton can’t catch a break.
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Mischa Barton to magazine: I was drugged while celebrating birthday with friends
Fox News - 28 days
Actress Mischa Barton, who was reportedly taken to the hospital after yelling Thursday about the world “shattering,” reportedly said she was drugged while celebrating her 31st birthday with friends.
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'Dancing With The Stars' Was Mischa Barton's Own Personal 'Hunger Games'
Huffington Post - 2 months
It’s been a while since we checked in on Mischa Barton (apparently she’s a host on a road trip series called “Joyride” now?), but there’s still one TV show experience that haunts her till this day.  No, not that.  Not that one, either ...   Ding, ding, ding! Apparently, Barton only volunteered as tribute for “Dancing with the Stars” because of the “design aspect” of the series (that’s the “I only read Playboy for the articles” equivalent of reality TV) after years of ABC pursuing her.  “Ugh ... I had no idea it would be so bad,” she told The Ringer about “DWTS” in an interview. “I got told off by my dancer. I was supposed to control the costumes, I was told that I could do the design aspect of it, that’s kind of the reason why I agreed to do it.” Barton starred on the Season 22 of the long-running series with pro dancer Artem Chigvintsev as her partner, but was eliminated second for a memorably dreadful samba ...
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Mischa Barton finally sells her Mediterranean compound in Beverly Hills
LATimes - 8 months
After years on and off the market, Mischa Barton has finally sold her home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $7.05 million. Barton, who rose to fame on the series “The O.C.,” bought the house on 1.2 acres more than a decade ago for $6.4 million, but had defaulted on a number of mortgage...
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Mischa Barton finally sells her Mediterranean compound in Beverly Hills
LATimes - 8 months
After years on and off the market, Mischa Barton has finally sold her home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $7.05 million. Barton, who rose to fame on the series “The O.C.,” bought the house on 1.2 acres more than a decade ago for $6.4 million, but had defaulted on a number of mortgage...
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Mischa Barton finally sells her Mediterranean compound in Beverly Hills
LATimes - 8 months
After years on and off the market, Mischa Barton has finally sold her home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $7.05 million. Barton, who rose to fame on the series “The O.C.,” bought the house on 1.2 acres more than a decade ago for $6.4 million, but had defaulted on a number of mortgage...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mischa Barton
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 30
    On April 4, 2016, Barton and Chigvintsev were eliminated from the competition and finished in 11th place.
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    On March 8, 2016, Barton was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details She was paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev.
  • 2015
    Age 29
    In August 2015, Barton sued her own mother for "breach of contract" and "theft" over a house they own in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2009, after seeking medical attention for a tooth infection, Barton was sectioned for two weeks under a 5150 that allows a psychiatrist to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves and others. She said of the incident, "If they feel you are depressed or a danger to yourself they can hold you on a 5150. I am terrified of needles and they wanted to pump me full of drugs and I said, "No, absolutely not. I don't want to be here," and got into a fight with the nurses, and that led to my 5150."
  • 2012
    Age 26
    In November 2012, she became the face of UUNIQUE LONDON, which makes bespoke iPhone cases and also launched her own range.
    More Details Hide Details Barton purchased a house in Los Angeles at age nineteen, which she shares with her parents; she splits her time between there and apartments in London and New York.
    In March 2012 she debuted a new line of clothing, accessories, cosmetics, and bath products on the internet called Mischa's Place.
    More Details Hide Details Barton has plans to expand Mischa's Place beyond the internet and is set to open a Mischa's Place flagship store in London at Spitalfields Market.
  • 2011
    Age 25
    In December 2011 it was reported that Barton plans to open a clothes and shoes store in Shoreditch, the store has the working-title of 'Mischa's Closet'.
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    In October 2011 she appeared in a controversial photoshoot for Tyler Shields that was showcased at the Imitate Modern Gallery in London.
    More Details Hide Details Artinfo remarked at the "sense of subjugation" in the raw-meat inspired shoot, "Barton is naked, lipsticked, and icily coiffed like a Duran Duran-era object of desire."
  • 2010
    Age 24
    In June 2010 she was announced as the face of Philipp Plein couture.
    More Details Hide Details Plein revealed, “Being in the limelight for a young and beautiful girl, the looks of course always get a lot of attention, Mischa Barton got a lot and learned to live with her fame. For me it was the big challenge to again show her as a Diva, a Rock ´n` Roll Goddess”. The campaign will be circulated in international editions of leading fashion magazines.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    The reports were confirmed during the relationship by Pritchard; Barton only confirmed the relationship after the pair split in March 2009, writing on her blog: "I think Luke is a great guy, but the type better suited as a friend.
    More Details Hide Details We have a surprising amount of mutual friends in England and I don't regret our time together, I just couldn't keep it going." Barton is currently the spokesperson for Climate Star, an organization that fights global warming through social and legislative activism. Barton has worked with the home shopping company QVC to raise funds for women's cancer research. In 2006, Barton also became a spokesperson for the SAFE (Skin Awareness for Everyone) campaign and also lent her name to the TRAID campaign (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) in association with Visa Swap. Barton is an ambassador for Save the Children and the "One Water" campaign which brings water to remote locations in Africa, and is on the board of the "Lupus Research Committee" in Los Angeles. Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and driving without a valid license on 27 December 2007. She was stopped by the police during the early morning hours in West Hollywood, California when she was seen "straddling the lanes and failing to signal for a turn". Police discovered during the traffic stop that Barton "was an unlicensed driver and was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage". She was detained and released later the same morning from the West Hollywood Sheriff Station on US$10,000 bail. On 11 January 2008, Barton called into Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest and said, "I was pulled over... just that.
    In early 2009, she became the "new face" of Herbal Essences.
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    In 2009, having had her ears pierced especially for her role in The Beautiful Life, she modeled jewelry for the company Inspired Creations, including pierced earrings and their Waxing Poetic range of charms.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, she won the InStyle "icon of the year" award from Karl Lagerfeld at the Viper awards in Berlin. Lagerfeld spoke about Barton; "So many girls want to look like Mischa Barton. She is a fashion role model for an entire generation. I am so happy to be able to present her with the VIPer Award." Barton also became a spokesperson for the SAFE (Skin Awareness for Everyone) campaign in 2007. In addition, she lent her name to the TRAID campaign (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) in association with Visa Swap. Barton was photographed in April 2007 for the Fall 2007/2008 advertising campaign for Italian clothing brand Iceberg, modelling with Nicolas Bemberg. In July 2008, she created a 14-piece handbag collection for online retailer, ASOS.com. Barton was reportedly very involved in the line which retails from £20 to £145. She told ASOS magazine that she first discovered the website through her sister.
    In 2009 she starred as one of the main characters on The Beautiful Life a new series on The CW.
    More Details Hide Details The series was subsequently cancelled on 25 September 2009 after televising 2 episodes. In December 2009, the technology company HP became the show's sponsor and began airing the show's five episodes on YouTube. She guest starred on a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, played an endangered prostitute in an episode that aired on 3 March 2010. She has since mainly filmed horror and thriller projects, taking roles in The Sibling, Cyberstalker, a Lifetime television film and Apartment 1303 3D, the English-language remake of the Japanese horror film, Apartment 1303. Barton's most recent film appearance was as the protagonist in Mark Edwin Robinson's supernatural romance thriller, Into the Dark. In May 2012, Barton discussed her recent preference for the horror genre, following roles in Homecoming, Apartment 1303 and Sibling "I literally became obsessed with that genre. I can't tell you. Because I never watched it when I was younger; it used to be way too terrifying for me." However Barton added that, "I think I've gone through my little phase, for the moment." In June, Barton appeared in the new music video of Noel Gallagher's Everybody's on the Run.
    In early 2009 she began filming alongside Martin Sheen in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain a biopic of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
    More Details Hide Details The title is currently in post-production and slated for a 2013 release. In a December 2007 interview, she indicated that she would return to television for the right project; "It's not that I dislike doing television at all. It would be interesting having more creative control over where the storylines go or the characters. But for the right thing, of course."
    She also starred in the 2009 film Don't Fade Away.
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    Her next horror project, Homecoming, received a limited release in July 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Barton did not attend the premiere of the psychological thriller due to a medical issue.
    She also starred in the horror film Walled In, which was released straight-to-DVD in March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details It received mixed reviews, but her performance was praised, with IGN calling her performance "terrific".
  • 2008
    Age 22
    In December 2008, there were reports that she was dating The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard.
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    She appeared in Assassination of a High School President (2008), co-starring Bruce Willis, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details The Hollywood Reporter praised Barton's "captivating" performance.
  • 2007
    Age 21
    Barton's previous boyfriends have included Cisco Adler, Taylor Locke, Jamie Dornan, Brett Simon, and Brandon Davis (grandson of Marvin Davis). In mid-2007, she briefly dated magician Brandon Silverfield, making a number of appearances as a special guest assistant in his Las Vegas magic show being beheaded by a guillotine and sawed in half in his "Impossible Sawing" illusion.
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    Later in 2007, Barton was cast in the international film produced by the Russian band t.A.T.u., called You and I.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008 and was released theatrically in Russia in 2011.
    In 2007, Barton appeared in the films The Oh in Ohio and the comedy film Virgin Territory with Hayden Christensen.
    More Details Hide Details She also joined Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer in Richard Attenborough's war drama Closing the Ring. Attenborough praised her, saying "her ability to convey pain and sadness, hopefulness and fear, is riveting". The Independent also noted that "she lends her character a beguiling vulnerability." She also appeared in the British comedy St Trinians (2007), appearing as a former head girl of that school advising current senior pupils on fashion and style.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 20
    In July 2006, Barton appeared on the British comedy variety show The Friday Night Project as a guest host.
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    In 2006, ten days after her twentieth birthday, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details She has retained her British citizenship. She has stated, "I like people to discern that I'm an English-Irish girl who grew up in New York City and who moved around a lot with her dad's job." Barton graduated from the Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2004, and took a summer short course called Acting Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, in June and July 2006, at Sir Richard Attenborough's urging, after he directed her in Closing the Ring.
  • 2003
    Age 17
    She was also celebrated by Glamour as the "Next Big Thing" and as Entertainment Weeklys "It Girl 2003" in the magazine's "It List" for top Creative People in Entertainment.
    More Details Hide Details The O.C. dropped in ratings dramatically during its third and fourth seasons, and ended in early 2007.
  • 2001
    Age 15
    In 2001, she returned to film and starred in the independent Canadian drama, Lost and Delirious, based on the novel The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan.
    More Details Hide Details The film was met with mixed reviews, but the performances of Barton and her co-stars Piper Perabo and Jessica Paré were widely praised. She also starred in Julie Johnson (2001) alongside Lili Taylor and Courtney Love, playing the daughter of a woman in a lesbian relationship. Barton also had a supporting role in the independent teen drama Tart (2001) with Brad Renfro and Dominique Swain. Other television appearances include an episode of the Fox series Fastlane (2003). She also appears as the love interest in James Blunt's music video "Goodbye My Lover" (2005) and in Enrique Iglesias' music video "Addicted" (2003). In August 2003, Fox premiered the television series The O.C., about affluent teenagers with stormy personal lives who reside in scenic Orange County, California. The show became an overnight success due to its large fanbase, and resulted in Barton's fame being increased through her role as Marissa Cooper. Barton departed from the show in the third-season finale in May 2006. During her time on the show, Barton garnered several Teen Choice Awards.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 10
    In 1996, she returned to the show, replacing Michelle Trachtenberg in the role of Lily Benton Montgomery.
    More Details Hide Details She guest-starred in eight episodes of the television series Once and Again as Jessie Sammler's (Evan Rachel Wood) girlfriend, Katie Singer.
  • 1994
    Age 8
    Barton first appeared on television in 1994, playing a young Corvina Lang in flashbacks in the soap opera All My Children.
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    Barton began acting at the age of eight, co-starring in the Off-Broadway premiere of the 1994 play, Slavs!, written by Tony Kushner.
    More Details Hide Details Vincent Canby of The New York Times praised Barton's "so fine" and "chillingly authoritative" performance. New York magazine also praised her as "a darling little girl, that exhibits consummate charm". She appeared in several other Off-Broadway productions, taking a lead role in James Lapine's Twelve Dreams alongside Marisa Tomei at Lincoln Center. Canby again praised Barton, noting that she "has a sweet gravity as the doomed Emma". In 1996 Barton had a supporting role in Catherine Butterfield's Where the Truth Lies which opened at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre. The New York Times also remarked that "the winning child actresses Brittany Boyd and Mischa Barton are already smart enough not to overplay the naivete and precocity of their respective characters." In 1997, she appeared alongside Diane Wiest at The Public Theater in Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare. The New York production went on to win the OBIE Award for Best Play.
  • 1986
    Age 0
    Born in 1986.
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