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Mischa Barton

Mischa Anne Marsden Barton (born 24 January 1986) is an English-American fashion model, film, television, and stage actress, best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the American television series The O.C.. Mischa Barton was born in Hammersmith, West London, England, to an Irish mother, Nuala (née Quinn), a photographer, and a Mancunian English father, Paul Marsden Barton, a foreign exchange broker. She has two sisters, younger Hania and elder Zoe, a barrister in London. Her father's work took the family to New York City when Barton was six, and ten days after her twentieth birthday, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States in 2006. Retaining her British citizenship, Barton in reference to her English roots states, "I actually feel more comfortable in England a lot of the time" yet stresses that, "I like people to discern that I'm an English-Irish girl who grew up in New York." 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.

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Mischa Barton -- Cops Rush to L.A. Home Over Screaming Woman

Mischa Barton
Cops Rush to L.A. Home Over Screaming Woman

Mischa Barton came face-to-face with several police officers on Thursday ... when a fleet of squad cars rushed to her L.A. home in response to a report of a screaming woman on the actress'… READ MORE >

Mischa Barton -- Puts Up Her Daisy Dukes!

Mischa Barton
Puts Up Her Daisy Dukes!

Rockin' a 1993 "Melrose Place" choker and a pair of tattered jean shorts, sometime actress Mischa Barton went for a leisurely stroll in Los Angeles on Monday.It's been ten years since "The O.C."… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
Mischa Barton -- I'm NOT Paying Sober Coaches $90k

Mischa Barton
I'm NOT PAYING Sober Coaches $90k

Mischa Barton is refusing to pay a team of sober coaches who claim the actress racked up a $90k bill for using their services back in 2009 ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... Mischa… READ MORE >

- 422 days ago
Where's Mischa?!

Where's Mischa?!

After an extensive search -- ex-actress Mischa Barton was finally spotted at the Nice airport in France earlier today. We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1067 days ago
Mischa Barton -- HUGE Loss In War With Nurses

Mischa Barton -- HUGE Loss In War With Nurses

Health care doesn't come cheap, especially for Mischa Barton, who was just ordered to pay a private nursing company more than $95k for services rendered back in 2009. It's unclear why Barton was… READ MORE >

- 1093 days ago
Mischa Barton Faces Mysterious Chinese Sex Toy

Mischa Barton
Faces Mysterious Chinese Sex Toy

Mischa Barton doesn't know it ... but she will make ALL your sexual fantasies come true -- as long as your fantasies involve a vibrating, ring-shaped sex toy that can only be purchased in rural… READ MORE >

- 1099 days ago
Mischa vs. Tara: Who'd You Rather?

Mischa vs. Tara
Who'd You Rather?

Former actresses Mischa Barton, 25, and Tara Reid, 35, roamed around Moscow and Paris respectively on Tuesday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1180 days ago
Mischa Barton's Dress Gets Busted

Mischa Barton's Dress Gets Busted

With a facial expression appearing like she saw a reflection in the mirror of what she was wearing, former actress Mischa Barton exited a London pub on Wednesday ... in some sorta apron/wrap… READ MORE >

- 1362 days ago
Cops Demand Papers From Mischa Barton

Cops Demand Papers From Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton got a taste of what it's like when a cop comes up to you and demands to see your papers.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Barton was pulled over at around 2 AM last Saturday… READ MORE >

- 1387 days ago

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