Mischa Barton was arrested Thursday morning for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and possessing marijuana after sheriff's deputies saw her car straddling two lanes of traffic.
The 21-year-old actress, who starred on Fox's teen drama "The O.C.," was driving on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood when she was stopped at about 2:45 a.m., the AP reports.
Mischa Anne Marsden Barton is an award-winning English-American actress best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the American television series The O.C..
Mischa Barton began acting at the age of nine, co-starring in the Off Broadway premiere of Slavs!, written by Tony Kushner. She appeared in several other Off Broadway productions, taking a lead role in James Lapine's Twelve Dreams at Lincoln Center. She made her film debut in Lawn Dogs, which won awards at film festivals around the world. Since then she has appeared in several films, such as The Sixth Sense, Notting Hill, and Lost and Delirious. Barton was also seen in many various television commercials and print advertising campaigns. Long time friend and mentor Ivan Bart of IMG Models New York has represented her throughout her career.
Barton first appeared on television in 1996, as young Lily Montgomery in All My Children, and in a modern re-make of Bonnie and Clyde. She guest-starred in eight episodes of the television series Once and Again as Jessie Sammler's girlfriend, Katie Singer. Other television appearances include an episode of the FOX series Fastlane, James Blunt's music video "Goodbye My Lover", and Enrique Iglesias' music video Addicted. In August 2003, FOX premiered the television series The O.C., which became an overnight success. It put Barton on the map as Marissa Cooper until her departure from the show in the third-season finale in May of 2006. The O.C. dropped in ratings dramatically during its third and fourth seasons, and ended in early 2007.
Recently, Barton was cast in an upcoming international film produced by the Russian band t.A.T.u., called Finding t.A.T.u.. She will then work on the films The Sophomore and Malice in Sunderland.
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