‘The O.C.’ Cast 10 Years Later: Where Are They Now?

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Mischa Barton
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Mischa Barton (Marissa Cooper)

The show’s leading lady hasn’t had the easiest transition from teen stardom. Unfortunately, the 31-year-old actress has been riding a non-stop rollercoaster ride of personal highs and lows. Like her character on the show, Mischa has had an on-going battle with substance abuse, adding a “>2007 DUI and wild partying to her rap sheet. On Thursday, February 22, 2017, the actress was transported to a hospital for mental evaluation, according to TMZ.

Peter Gallagher
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Peter Gallagher (Sandy Cohen)

Cementing his name in Hollywood way before the teenage-drama series, the 61-year-old actor and musician currently has a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Deputy Chief William Dodds.

Kelly Rowan
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Kelly Rowan (Kirsten Cohen)

Another well-known actress in Hollywood, Kelly went on to star in the TNT crime-drama Perception and the popular ABC Family TV movie Cyberbully.


Ben McKenzie (Ryan Atwood)

The heartthrob and on-screen bad boy is now a family man, but he hasn’t lost his passion for acting. After The O.C., the now 38-year-old actor went on to star on Southland and currently leads Fox’sGotham, where he met his fiancée Morena Baccarin. The two had a beautiful daughter together named Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan in March 2016.

Autumn Reeser
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Autumn Reeser (Taylor Townsend)

Since the show ended, Reeser has appeared in numerous television series and movies. She is slated to play the lead role in the upcoming film Valley of Bones, and will star in E!’s new drama The Arrangement. The 36-year-old actress is the proud mom of two sons: 6-year-old Finneus ‘Finn’ James and 3-year-old Dashiell ‘Dash’ Ford.

Adam Brody
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Adam Brody (Seth Cohen)

Most fans couldn’t help but fall in love with affable and charming Seth Cohen, but actor Adam Brody only has eyes for two girls: his wife Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and their 1-year-old daughter Arlo Day Brody.

The 37 year old has been involved in several acting projects on both the small and big screen, including Lovelace, Think Like a Man Too, House of Lies and Crackle’s StartUp.

Rachel Bilson
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Rachel Bilson (Summer Roberts)

Everyone’s favorite spoiled rich girl is now a mom! The 35-year-old actress began dating her Jumper co-star Hayden Christensen in 2007 and the couple welcomed their 2-year-old daughter Briar Rose Christensen in October 2014. After The O.C., she went on to star in The CW’s hit series Hart of Dixie for four season.


Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper)

Conniving Julie Cooper made manipulation look like a breeze. Since her days wreaking havoc in Newport Beach, Melinda Clarke, 47, has gone on to star in the action series Nikita and most recently had a mini reunion with Ben McKenzie when she made a special appearance on Gotham in 2016.


Tate Donovan (Jimmy Cooper)

The 53-year-old actor and director has worked steadily since the how ended in 2007—both on the big and small screen. You’ve probably seen him in the Oscar-nominated film Manchester by the Sea, 2016’s Elvis & Nixon, as well as popular TV series like Damages, Hostages and Netflix’s The Man in the High Castle.


Chris Carmack (Luke Ward)

“Welcome to The O.C., bitch!” is one of the most iconic lines in television history. Also iconic: Carmack’s abs.

Seeing Carmack’s Luke with his shirt off delighted fans back in the day, which is why we are grateful he’s been starring (and singing) in Nashville, which has required the actor to be shirtless several times since 2013.

The 36-year-old actor and former model welcomed a daughter in August 2016 with his fiancée Erin Slaver.

Willa Holland
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Willa Holland (Kaitlin Cooper)

Our favorite “Mini Coop” went on to star in moviesStraw Dogsin 2011 and Tiger Eyes in 2012. Nowadays, you’ll find the 25-year-old actress has traded in her short skirts for bow and arrows on The CW’s Arrow.

Samaire Armstrong
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Samaire Armstrong (Anna Stern)

The girl who stole Seth’s heart on the show is now showering all her love on her 4-year-old son Calin Armstrong Christopher.

The 36-year-old Tokyo native has recently appeared on television shows like Arrow, NCIS: New Orleans and Resurrection.

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Chris Pratt (Ché)

His role as an activist on the show might have been small, but his resume in Hollywood is anything but! The 37-year-old is widely known for his hilarious role on Parks and Recreation, and his even bigger roles in Jurassic World and the Guardians of the Galaxyfranchise.

Pratt is married to actress Mom star Anna Faris and the two have a 4-year-old son named Jack.


Olivia Wilde (Alex Kelly)

Olivia Wilde played a badass on the show and that reputation has continued to follow her with every acting project she’s chosen after it ended. Wilde, 32, recently lent her voice to the animated live-action sitcom Son of Zorn on Fox and had a role on HBO’s Vinyl.

She is married SNL alum Jason Sudeikis, and is the proud mother of 2-year-old Otis and 4-month-old Daisy Josephine.

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Amanda Righetti (Hailey Nichol)

After The O.C., Righetti went on to star on the long-running series, The Mentalist. Now, you can catch her USA Network’s popular science-fiction drama Colony.

Amanda is is married to film director Jordan Alan and they welcomed 4-year-old son Knox Addison into the world in January 2013.

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It’s been 10 years since the final episode of The O.C. aired on television and to be quite honest, we’re still not over it. Just in case you haven’t had your daily dose of nostalgia today, we’ve decided to check in on our favorite O.C. alums. They’ve come a long way since Newport Beach!

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