Mischa Anne Barton was born on January 24,1986.She is a British American stage and television actress and occasional fashion model. She began her acting career on the stage by making appearance in Tony Kushner's Slavs! and took the leads 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 (1996). She has also voiced a character on the Nickleodeon cartoon series KaBlam! (1996-97). Her first major film role was as the protagonist of Lawn Dogs(1997), an acclaimed drama co-starring Sam Rockwell. She gave continuity to her acting career, appearing in major box office pictures such as the romantic comedy, Notting Hill (1999) and M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller,The Sixth Sense(1999). She also starred in the critically acclaimed indie crime drama Pups. (1999)
Barton was seen iN Lost and Delirious (2001) and she played Evan Rachel Wood's girlfriend during a guest arc on ABC's once and again (2001-2002). She is best known for Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O.C. she received two Teen choice Awards for it. The role of Marissa Cooper brought Barton into mainstream fame, and Entertainment Weekly named her the "It Girl" of 2003. She has since appeared in the comedy remake St.Trinians, Richard Attenborough-directed drama Closing the Ring(2007) and Assasination of a High School President(2008). She returned to television, starring in the short lived Ashton Kutcher produced CW series, The Beautiful Life: TBL(2009). In 2012, she returned to the stage performing in the Irish production of steel ,Magnolias. She has been part of many tv commercials and has modelled for fashion brands like Calvin Klein, bebe stores. She also became a spokesperson for Skin Awareness for Everyone campaign in 2007.
Talking about her personal life, she was born in Hammersmith, London to an Irish mother, Nuala, a photographer, and an English father, Paul Marsden Barton, a foreign exchange broker from Manchester. Barton's grandfather on her mother's side was an Irish Language professor at the. University of Belfast. She has two sisters, younger Hania Barton and elder Zoe, a barrister in London. Barton has stated that she briefly attended St. Paul's Girls' school in Hammersmith. She has a height of 1.75 m. She has said to be in relationships with Cisco Adler, Taylor Locke, Jamie Dornan, Brett Simon and Brandon Davis.She briefly dated a magician Brandon Silverfield but they later split up.She has been rumored to be secretly married but it is not confirmed by her yet. She has no children.
Her net woth is estimated to be $3 million.She gets her salary from her small roles in the movies. She lately sued her mother accusing her of stealing all her earnings and kicking her out of her million dollar house. She stated in an interview that her mother has been keeping all her net worth to herself after working all her life.The case created quite a buzz in the media.