Actress Mischa Barton was born on the 24th of January 1986 in London, England. She made her debut in the 1985 in the short flick Polio Water. In 1997 she starred in Lawn Dogs with Angie Harmon. In 1999 she landed a small role in the Julia Roberts movie Notting Hill. In 2000 she starred in Skipped Parts with Drew Barrymore. She is, however, most recognized as Marissa Cooper from the television series The O.C.