At the age of 18, Mischa Barton has developed an extensive
filmography and theatrical resume that will surely make her
one of the most sought after young actresses of her generation.
Her feature film debut occurred in 1998 with the critically
lauded Sundance favorite "Lawn Dogs" opposite Sam
Rockwell. Her hailed performance was followed by "Pups,"
a modern day version of "Bonnie & Clyde" for
filmmaker Ash ("Bang"). She has since racked up
key roles in the 1999 Blockbusters "The Sixth Sense"
with Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, and "Notting
Hill," with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
Barton has subsequently completed work on an additional six
features. They include this Summer's "Lost and Delirious"
opposite Piper Perabo for Lions Gate and "Julie Johnson"
with Courtney Love and Lili Taylor (Fall); both of which premiered
at Sundance. Also in the can is "Skipped Parts"
with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Drew Barrymore, "Tart"
with Melanie Griffith and Dominique Swain, "Paranoid"
with Jessica Alba.
At age nine, Barton began her promising career in New York
Theatre with a lead role in Tony Kushner's "Slavs!"
She soon segued into the lead role of Emma Hattrick in James
Lapine's "Twelve Dreams" at the renowned Lincoln
Center. Among her varied stage credits are "Where the
Truth Lies" and "One Flea Spare," both of which
took place at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
No stranger to television, Barton was featured for three
seasons on the daytime drama "All My Children."
She also portrayed the title role of Frankie alongside Joan
Plowright in the recent Showtime feature "Frankie and
Hazel" for producer Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films.
After spending time on location in Australia filming the Disney
telefilm "Ring of Endless Light"; Mischa returned
to the US to a guest starring role in the popular television
drama "Once and Again." Her next stop was the UK
and Luxembourg to shoot the horror/thriller "Octane",
which is set to be released this year. Currently Mischa is
working on the set of the Fox series, "The O.C."
A long-time Manhattan resident, Barton enjoys family-life
with her parents and two sisters.
Birthdate January 24, 1986
Birthplace London, England, UK
Residence New York City, NY
Height 5' 8 "