Mischa Barton’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
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Mischa Barton is a British-born actress with dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. She has a net worth of $2.5 million. Barton is best known for her portrayal of Marissa Cooper on Fox’s popular teen drama “The O.C.” (2003–2006), a role that prompted “Entertainment Weekly” to name her 2003’s “It Girl.” In 2013, she graced the cover of “People” magazine and spoke candidly about her “complete breakdown” during the tumultuous years that followed. Mischa returned to television in 2009, starring in The CW’s brief Ashton Kutcher-produced “The Beautiful Life,” and in 2012, she appeared in a stage production of “Steel Magnolias” in Ireland. She has also appeared in a number of films, including “The Sixth Sense” (1999) and “Notting Hill” (1999), and in 2012, she launched her own fashion line, Mischa.
Mischa Barton was born Mischa Anne Marsden Barton in Hammersmith, London, on 24 January 1986. She grew up in New York City with her mother Nuala (a photographer from Ireland), father Paul (a foreign exchange broker from England), and sisters Hania and Zoe. Mischa began acting in stage productions at the age of eight and was cast in her first film role three years later. She graduated from Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School in 2004, and in the summer of 2006, on the recommendation of Sir Richard Attenborough, her “Closing the Ring” director, she enrolled in a Shakespeare Acting course at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
In 1995, Barton landed a role in Tony Kushner’s “Slavs!” Off-Broadway production, earning critical acclaim from “The New York Times” and “New York” magazine. That same year, she co-starred with Marisa Tomei in the Lincoln Center play “Twelve Dreams” and made her television debut on an episode of ABC’s “All My Children.” Mischa then appeared in New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre’s “Where the Truth Lies” (1996) and The Public Theater’s “One Flea Spare” (1997) before making her feature film debut in 1997’s “Lawn Dogs.” In 1999, she followed her film debut with two box office smashes: “Notting Hill,” which earned $364 million, and “The Sixth Sense,” which earned $672.8 million. Barton portrayed Betty Ann Bongo on Nickelodeon’s “KaBlam!” from 1996 to 1997, and she had a recurring role as Katie Singer on ABC’s “Once and Again” from 2001 to 2002.
Mischa starred in the 2000 films “Paranoid” and “Skipped Parts,” as well as in the 2001 films “Lost and Delirious,” “Julie Johnson,” and “Tart.” In 2002, she starred in the Disney Channel film “A Ring of Endless Light,” based on a Madeleine L’Engle novel, and the following year, she guest-starred on an episode of Fox’s “Fastlane” and starred in her first music video, Enrique Iglesias’ “Addicted.” Barton would go on to appear in several more music videos, including James Blunt’s “Goodbye My Lover” (2005) and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ “Everybody’s on the Run” (2012). Mischa joined “The O.C.” in 2003 as Marissa Cooper and appeared in 76 episodes before being killed in a car accident in the season three finale. She starred in the 2007 films “Closing the Ring,” “Virgin Territory,” and “St Trinian’s,” as well as the 2008 film “Assassination of a High School President” after leaving the show. Barton returned to television in 2009 with the series “The Beautiful Life,” but the show was canceled after only two episodes.
Mischa earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Shelby in a 2012 production of “Steel Magnolias” that premiered at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre and later toured the country. In 2016, she competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” finishing 11th. Barton appeared in over 40 films during the 2000s, including “Into the Dark” (2012), “Hope Lost” (2014), and “The Toybox” (2018), and she joined the cast of MTV’s “The Hills: New Beginnings” in 2019. Additionally, she has modeled for Aéropostale, Calvin Klein, and Dooney & Bourke, and in 2008, she designed a handbag collection for ASOS.com.
Mischa began dating Australian model James Abercrombie in 2017, but the pair ended their relationship in 2019. In 2009, Barton was named spokesperson for the environmental organization Climate Star, and in 2007, she partnered with QVC to raise funds for cancer research. In 2006, she was a spokesperson for the SAFE (Skin Awareness for Everyone) campaign and a Save the Children ambassador the following year.
Mischa’s ex-boyfriend Jon Zacharias attempted to sell naked photos of her as well as a sex tape that he had filmed without Barton’s knowledge; she sued Zacharias, and he was barred from distributing the tape and photos and ordered to stay 100 yards away from Mischa in 2017. In December 2007, Barton was arrested in West Hollywood for DUI, and in April 2008, she was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation.
In 2009, she spent four days in a Cedars-Sinai psychiatric ward after collapsing while on a sedative and later threatening suicide. Mischa has stated that she was actually “overworked and depressed,” not suicidal, and that she went to Paris to recover after leaving Cedars-Sinai. In 2015, Barton sued her mother/manager, Nuala, alleging that she had defrauded her of money and harmed her reputation by agreeing to endorsement deals she did not want.
Honors and Awards
In 2004, Mischa won a Choice Breakout TV Star – Female award at the Teen Choice Awards. She also won the 2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice Television Actress and has been nominated for five additional Teen Choice Awards. Barton won the Northeast Film Festival’s Best Actress in a Feature Film award for “The Toybox” in 2018, and she was previously nominated for a Bravo Otto award in 2005 and Prism Awards in 2005 and 2007.
Residential Real Estate
Mischa paid $6.4 million for a six-bedroom Mediterranean-style Beverly Hills home in 2005. After falling behind on her mortgage payments, she listed the house for $8.695 in 2011 and then rented it for $30,000 per month. In 2016, the home was finally sold for $7.05 million.