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Rachel Bilson

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Rachel Bilson Biography

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1981, Rachelle Jade Bilson was always treated like a princess. Her older brothers and parents spoiled her from birth and she grew up quite comfortably as a result. She had a natural flair for dramatics even before hitting the stage or standing in front of a camera. Her family encouraged her to put her attitude to use by becoming an actress and so, when she was 7 years old, her parents helped their daughter land her first role in the film, The Wrong Guys, with comedian Louie Anderson. Rachel continued to audition for roles during her early years at Notre Dame High School. Through the recommendation of a close friend, she received a part in the seven-episode miniseries, Human Target. The role was small, but it helped Bilson realize that acting was something she wanted to do full-time. Following graduation, she pursued this new passion and hired an agent, who helped get her foot in the door. Read Full Bio >>

Rachel Bilson Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Female Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure Jumper (2008). Won
2007 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Female The Last Kiss (2006). Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure "The O.C." (2003). Won
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama "The O.C." (2003). Won

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Rachel Bilson Trivia

  • Graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1999
  • Participated in stage productions of "Bye Bye Birdie," "Once Upon A Mattress" and "The Crucible."
  • She has a younger step-sister (born 2001).
  • Grandaughter of Bruce Bilson
  • Niece of Julie Ahlberg
  • Was a recurring character on "The O.C." (2003) until she was offered a contract, and became a regular. She was added to the opening credits in the episode, "The Countdown".
  • Has a passion for basketball and is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Is a fan of fashion. Her favourite designers are Stella McCartney and Coco Chanel.
  • Resides in a two-bedroom condo in Hollywood Hills that has been in her family for years with her best friend.
  • Some of her favorite actors include Kate Winslet, Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn, and Woody Allen.
  • Is the spokesperson for Bongo jeans.
  • Daughter of writer/director Danny Bilson and stepdaughter of Heather Medway.
  • Great-granddaughter of George Bilson and Hattie Bilson
  • She has a passion for shoes and loves to shop at Target.
  • Measures a 34C bustline. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • She likes to collect vintage shoes and purses.
  • Attended the same high school as Kirsten Dunst, but was a grade ahead of her.
  • Named #6 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • Ranked as #77 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
  • Attended the same high school as American Idol star Katharine McPhee
  • At age 14, she was involved in a head-on car accident, was unconscious for 4 days and as a result has a scar above her right eyebrow.
  • Split from her boyfriend of over two years, her "The O.C." (2003) co-star Adam Brody.
  • Ranked #39 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  • Her favorite animal are pigs; she will not eat any pork products.
  • Is an Italian-American.
  • Ranked #28 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • Met boyfriend Hayden Christensen on the set of Jumper (2008).
  • Engaged to Hayden Christensen [February 23, 2009].


Rachel Bilson Photos

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    BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Launch Party - Arrivals

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    The Art of Elysium 6th Annual "Heaven" Gala Black Tie Charity Gala - Arrivals

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    "Fun Size" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    2012 TCA Summer Tour - CBS, Showtime and The CW Party - Arrivals

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    Rachel Bilson Visits The Marilyn Denis Show in Toronto on May 29, 2012

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    2012 CW Upfront - Arrivals

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