Created by Josh Schwartz, FOX's The O.C. premiered on Aug. 5, 2003 and ran for four seasons until Feb. 22, 2007. Starring Mischa Barton, Benjamin McKenzie, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson as four teens living in the affluent community of Newport Beach, California, the primetime teen soap was broadcast in more than 50 countries and won 12 Teen Choice Awards.
Adam Brody: Then
California native Brody played social outcast Seth Cohen, who befriended bad boy Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) and was involved in a love triangle with Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson) and Anna Stern (Samaire Armstrong). A lover of comic books, Seth and Summer's romance became a central focus of the teen soap; their characters were married in the series finale.