Rachel Bilson

Actress
A photogenic beauty whose natural onscreen presence made her a perfect fit with young audiences, actress Rachel Bilson played characters both naughty and nice with impressive ease. Bilson rose to fame as a fiery ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Hart of Dixie 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2010, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The To Do List 2013 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

Life Happens 2012 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting for Forever 2011 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

Project Runway 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jumper 2008 (Movie)

Millie Harris (Actor)

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Chuck 2007 (Tv Show)

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The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The O.C. 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Fashion Rocks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Punk'd 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Last Kiss 2006 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The O.C.: Obsess Completely 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Welcome To The OC: A Day in the Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

That '70s Show 2004 (Tv Show)

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VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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8 Simple Rules 2003 (Tv Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2003 (Tv Show)

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Biography

A photogenic beauty whose natural onscreen presence made her a perfect fit with young audiences, actress Rachel Bilson played characters both naughty and nice with impressive ease. Bilson rose to fame as a fiery mainstay on the popular primetime teen drama "The O.C" (Fox, 2003-07). Her role as the wealthy and pretentious Southern California princess Summer Roberts had widespread appeal, as teen girls loved to hate her and guys of all ages loved to watch her in action. Indeed, her visibility among teenybopper and men's magazine readers spelled instant notoriety; the kind of recognition that Bilson hoped would translate into a feature film career once "The O.C." finished its run. She put her plan into motion with the romantic-comedy "The Last Kiss" (2006), and although the film met with mixed reviews, Bilson's notices were largely favorable. Unfettered by the commitments of a weekly series, she soon followed with the features "Jumper" (2008), "New York, I Love You" (2009) and "Waiting for Forever" (2011). None of these efforts, however, translated into a big screen triumph, prompting Bilson to return to the familiarity of television with the series "Hart of Dixie" (The CW, 2011- ). Still at the beginning of her young career, Bilson's future appeared to be as bright as ever.

Relationships

George R Bilson Associate Producer

Great-Grandfather

Danny Bilson Director

Father
Born July 26, 1956; Jewish American; divorced from Rachel's mother

Hattie Bilson

Half-Sister
Born in 2001 to Danny Bilson and Heather Medway

Bruce Bilson Director

Grandfather
Born May 19, 1928

Hattie Bilson

Great-Grandmother

Adam Brody Director

Companion
Met while co-starring on "The O.C." (Fox) Began dating 2004 while also involved in an onscreen romance Split December 2006

Briar Christensen

Daughter
Named after Sleeping Beauty's alias in the 1959 Disney film.

Hayden Christensen Director

Companion
Met while filming "Jumper" (2008) Began dating in March 2007 Announced their engagement in February 2009 Announced split in August 2010 Began dating again in November 2010

Heather Medway Director

Step-Mother
Married bilson's father Danny in 1997; mother of Bilson's half sister Hattie

Janice Stango

Mother
Italian American Divorced from Rachel's father

EDUCATION

Notre Dame High School

Sherman Oaks , California 1999
Appeared in productions of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "The Crucible"

Grossmont College

San Diego , California
Dropped out after one year

Milestones

2011

Played a young doctor who moves from New York City to Bluebell, AL on the CW romantic comedy series "Hart of Dixie"

2010

Guest starred on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother"

2009

Reunited with Christensen in the ensemble drama "New York, I Love You"

2008

Co-starred with Hayden Christensen in the sci-fi thriller "Jumper"

2006

Played a flirtatious beauty, opposite Zach Braff in "The Last Kiss"; directed by Tony Goldwyn and scripted by Paul Haggis

2003

Made her TV-acting debut on episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (UPN) and "8 Simple Rules" (ABC)

2003

Cast as the spoiled Summer Roberts on the Fox teen drama "The O.C."

2003

Signed on as a spokesperson for Bongo Jeans

1988

Made her acting debut at age seven in the film "The Wrong Guys"

Bonus Trivia

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Named one of Maxim’s "Hot 100 Women" for 2004.

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