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.
Olivia Wilde: Then
In Season 2, Wilde played bisexual bar manager Alex Kelly. During her brief romance with Seth Cohen (Adam Brody), Alex became close with his friend, Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton). The girls soon began dating, and before long, Marissa moved in. Fearful that Marissa still harbored romantic feelings for Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie), Alex broke things off and decided to move back home and return to high school.