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.
Melinda Clarke: Now
The actress, mom to daughter Kathryn Grace with ex Ernie Mirich, played an over-the-top version of herself on HBO's Entourage. She continued to work in TV, landing roles in Eli Stone and The Vampire Diaries before scoring a permanent gig on Nikita.
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