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Rachel Bilson        

Star of The CW's "Hart of Dixie"; Creative Director & Co-Designer, ShoeMint

She is best known as Summer Roberts on The O.C., an American television "dramedy", which focuses on the lives of the beautiful and wealthy in a gated Newport Beach community.

She is the granddaughter of director Bruce Bilson and the daughter of writer/director Danny Bilson. Her stepmother is Heather Medway, an actress and the mother of Bilson's half-sister Hattie.

She graduated from Walter Reed Middle School in 1996 and Notre Dame High School in 1999. During her time at Notre Dame, Bilson appeared in productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Once Upon a Mattress and The Crucible. In addition to her role on The O.C., she has appeared in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That '70s Show, and Punk'd after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher for the havoc caused by the dog that was also owned by O.C. co-star/boyfriend Adam Brody.

She has been a spokesperson for Bongo jeans. In 2005, Maxim magazine named her in the sixth spot of their annual "100 Hot List." At the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, Bilson collected three awards - Choice Hottie Female, Choice TV Actress (Drama) and Best Onscreen TV Chemistry (jointly won with Adam Brody).

Bilson currently stars on the CW show Hart of Dixie and in the upcoming film The To Do List.


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