At the age of 17, Mischa Barton, Glamour magazine's "Next Big Thing," has developed an extensive
filmography and theatrical résumé that will surely make her one of the most sought-after young actresses
of her generation. In fact, Neutrogena just signed her for their 2003 campaign.
Barton made her feature film debut in 1998 with the critically lauded Sundance favorite "Lawn Dogs,"
opposite Sam Rockwell. This was followed by "Pups," a modern-day version of "Bonnie and Clyde," for filmmaker
Ash ("Bang"). She then added 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 subsequently completed work on an additional five features, including "Lost and Delirious," opposite
Piper Perabo, and "Julie Johnson," with Courtney Love and Lili Taylor both of which premiered at Sundance.
Barton can also be seen in "Skipped Parts," with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Drew Barrymore; "Tart," with Melanie
Griffith and Dominique Swain; and "Paranoid," with Jessica Alba.
Barton began her career in New York theatre at age 9 with a lead role in Tony Kushner's "Slavs!"
She soon segued into the lead role in James Lapine's "Twelve Dreams," at Lincoln Center. Among her other
varied stage credits are "Where the Truth Lies" and "One Flea Spare," both of which were presented at the New
York Shakespeare Festival.
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 Showtime film "Frankie and Hazel." Barton shot on location in
Australia for the telefilm "A Ring of Endless Light" and immediately followed with an eight-episode arc
on "Once and Again."
A longtime Manhattan resident, Barton enjoys family life with her parents and two sisters.
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