The O. C. came off air in 2007, can you believe that? Where has time gone? The show was defining for teenagers everywhere, with the cast impacting all of our lives. But what has happened to them since? Which stars are still in the limelight and which have dropped off the radar? We investigate...
1. Mischa Barton AKA Marissa Cooper
Mischa was arguably the most recognisable cast member, but after the O. C. her life took a turn for the worse. She was the it girl on and off screen, but this took its toll. In 2007 she was arrested for possession of marijuana and driving without a license , then in 2009 Mischa was admitted for two weeks by a psychiatrist under 5150 due to an alleged mental health disorder. Things have turned around for her though, she's now been on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars!
2. Rachel Bilson AKA Summer Roberts
Rachel was always a favourite on the show and this popularity has continued since it's ended. She costarred with her boyfriend Hayden Christensen in Jumper, then had a role on How I Met Your Mother and Hart of Dixie. Rachel and Hayden have had a daughter together, Brair.
3. Adam Brody AKA Seth Cohen
Adam has done pretty well for himself, but we all saw him becoming the ultimate geek-heartthrob of hollywood which hasn't materialised. However he has been in Jennifer's Body, Cop Out, Scream 4, Lovelace and New Girl. We love you Adam, get back on our screens on the regular please!
4. Ben McKenzie AKA Ryan Atwood
Ben didn't find much success in film, but he has been super successful on TV. With critically acclaimed Southland and Gotham. Plus he's just had a baby with Gotham costar Morena Baccarin, how cute!
5. Samaire Armstrong AKA Anna Stern
The loveable quirky character who fancied Seth has had relative success since the show, on Entourage, Dirty Sexy Money, The Mentalist and Resurrection. Plus she had her first child in 2012, Calin.
6. Melinda Clarke AKA Julie Cooper
The ultimate MILF has had roles on CSI, Entourage and a major role in The Vampire Diaries. Plus her and Ben Mckenzie are set to have a reunion on Gotham soon, eeeeek.
7. Peter Gallagher AKA Sandy Cohen
Unlike most his costars Peter was already famous before the O. C., since he has starred in Burlesque and has a role on Togetherness.
8. Autumn Reeser AKA Taylor Townsend
Autumn has been on a number of TV shows, including Necessary Roughness, Entourage and Valentine. Plus she's the mother of two sons! She is set to star in Sully, a film starring Tom Hanks this year.
9. Chris Carmack AKA Luke ward
He's continued playing the jock/heart-throb role, for example in Desperate Housewives and Nashville.
10. Willa Holland AKA Kaitlin
Personal favourite of mine, she was badass. Since the O. C. Willa has had big roles on Gossip Girl, Arrow and Legion.
11. Shailene Woodley AKA little Kaitlin
She was barely in the show, but did play a young Kaitlin in the first season. Since then she's become a superstar, with roles in The Descendants, The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent series.
12. Olivia Wilde AKA Alex
She played both Seth and Marissa's girlfriend in season two, and since then she's done amazingly. Roles in Cowboys & Aliens have cemented her celeb status. Plus she's got even hotter, how is that possible?!
13. Christ Pratt AKA Che
Bet you forgot Chris was in the O. C., well he played Che in season four. And was seriously annoying. Since then he's become Hollywood's unlikely hero, in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World and he's set to star in The Magnificent Seven plus a plethora of Marvel films. Not bad Che, not bad.
Scroll the gallery above for before and after pics!
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