Mischa Barton began her successful film, television and stage career in the NY theater scene under the tutelage of esteemed director/writers James Lapine (Twelve Dreams at Lincoln Center with Donna Murphy), Tony Kushner (Slavs! at New York Theater Workshop with Marisa Tomei), and Naomi Wallace (One Flea Spare at the Public Theatre with Dianne Wiest.) She has since gone on to star alongside screen icons Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill, Bruce Willis and Toni Collette in The Sixth Sense and Sam Rockwell in the Sundance critically acclaimed film Lawn Dogs. She is currently in production on the independent film Father and will compete on this season of ABC's hit television series, Dancing with the Stars.
On television, for three seasons, Barton portrayed Marisa Cooper, on FOX's wildly popular drama The O.C. The show earned several awards, including a Television Critics Association Award nomination for Outstanding New Program of the Year. Barton also starred in The CW drama series The Beautiful Life.
In 2012, Barton returned to her theater roots, starring in "Steel Magnolias" at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. She also tapped into her entrepreneurial side and launched Mischa Barton Boutique London in fashionable Spitalfields, East London. There, she sells her own line of handbags, clothes and accessories. That same year, she also co-starred in A Resurrection, with Michael Clark Duncan and Devon Sawa, and starred in the feature I Will Follow You Into The Dark. Additional film credits include Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (alongside Martin Sheen), Homecoming, Walled In, Assassination of a High School President, Virgin Territory and Closing the Ring, starring opposite Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer and directed by the late Richard Attenborough. Most recent film credits include The Hoarder, Starcrossed, Operator and Deserted.
Mischa is partnered with Pro Artem Chigvintsev.
DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON 22 CAST: Mischa Barton | Antonio Brown | Kim Fields | Doug Flutie | Marla Maples | Nyle DiMarco | Von Miller | Wanya Morris | Geraldo Rivera | Jodie Sweetin | Paige VanZant | Ginger Zee