How much is Mischa Barton worth? Mischa Barton is an English-American actress. She emerged famous following her appearance in Slavs! Tony Kushner’s film. Barton is also known for taking her lead role in The Twelve Dreams, James Lapine’s, at the Lincoln Centre. She is best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the Fox drama for teens. Barton has a net worth of $2.5 million.
Mischa Barton Biography and Early life
Mischa Anne Marsden Barton was born on January 24, 1986, in Hammersmith, London to an English father, Paul Marsden Barton from Manchester, who worked as a foreign exchange broker, and an Irish mother, Nuala, a photographer. Barton has two sisters, elder Zoe, who is a barrister in London, and the younger Hania Barton. In 2004, she graduated from the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. She later took a short summer course at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art called Acting Shakespeare. Barton attended St. Paul’s Girls in Hammersmith for a short period before relating with her family to her father’s workplace in New York City. Barton was five years by that time. Barton got United States citizenship in 2006 bit maintained her British one. She additionally holds Irish citizenship.
Career and Rise to Fame
Barton didn’t take long before showing her interest in acting. At 8, she appeared co-starring in Slavs!, the Off-Broadway that premiere in 1994. Her performance was remarkable, according to the New York Times editor, Vincent Canby He described Barton as “so fine and chillingly authoritative.” Barton appeared in other off-Broadway productions with her leading star roles in James Lapine’s Twelve Dreams at Lincoln Centre alongside Marisa Tomei. She then made her debut in All my Children, an episode of the ABC soap opera.
In 1996, Mischa appeared in the film Where the Truth Lies at New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre. She also played a leading role in the One Flea Spare at the Public theatre just before landing her starring role in the Lawn’s Dog of 1997. Her next two films were debuted in the year 1999, Notting Hill and The Sixth Sense, both hitting the box office with a gross return of $364 million and $672.8 million. Barton voiced Ann Bongo from 1996 to 1997 on Nickelodeon’s KaBlam.
In 2001, Mischa starred in the Lost and Delirious, an independent Canadian drama based on the novel, The Wives of Bath, written by Susan Swan. Her performance, along with her co-star Jessica Pare and Piper Perabo, was widely praised. Still, in the same year, she played a lead role starring in the Julie Johnson, playing the daughter of a woman inclined to lesbianism.
Mischa appeared in several television shows that include the Fox series Fastlane (2003). She has also appeared as a love interest in Enrique Iglesias’ music video Addicted (2003) and in James Blunt’s Goodbye My Lover.
Barton’s global figure gained more recognition after joining The O.C series that premiered in August 2003. The show was an overnight success due to its large fan base. Barton played the role of Marissa Cooper but left the show in the third season in 2006. While The O.C, she garnered multiple Teen Choice Awards and was celebrated by the Glamour as the Next Big Thing.
In 2007, she appeared in the films The Oh in Ohio before starring in the comedy Virgin Territory alongside Hayden Christensen. Again in the same year, Barton was lauded by Richard Attenborough for her unmatched ability to convey pain and sadness in his war drama, Closing the Ring. Other films that she performed for in 2007 include St. Trinians and You and I that premiered at the Cannes Carnival before being released in Russia in 2011.
Barton appeared in the Assassination of a High School President (2008), and her performance was praised by many terming it as captivating. She later appeared in the horror movie, Walled In and her performance was praised by IGN, calling it terrific. Barton began filming alongside Martin Sheen in Bhopal: A Player for Rain in early 2009 before taking a starring role in the Beautiful Life, The C.W series, which was later sponsored by the technology company, HP.
Between 2010 and 2016, Barton had a busy life with several role-play in various films, television shows, and series. Among some of her significant role partaking include Law and Oder: Special Victims Unit (2010), The Siblings, Cyberstalker, Into The Dark, Everybody’s on the Run (2012), Steel Magnolias, where her Shelby’s character sparkled the moment she stepped on the stage according to The Evening Herald. In 2016, she completed her 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars before playing another role in Starcrossed, the independent drama. In 2018, Mischa acted in the Cat and the Moon.
Barton was announced as part of the cast to appear in The Hills: New Beginnings, a reboot of The Hills by MTV. In the film Spree that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2020, Barton appeared along with the Stranger Things star, Joe Keery.
How She Spends Her Money
Real Estate: In 2006, Mischa acquired a 6-bedroom house in Beverley Hills for $6.4 million. The Mediterranean-style building has been her home until 2011 when she market it for $8.695 million in an attempt to settle her defaulted mortgage payment. Barton offered the house for rent for $30,000 per month. She sold the house finally for $7.05 million.