25 august, 1981
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rachel Bilson began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out after a year and was encouraged to pursue a career in acting by her father, Danny Bilson, himself a writer, director and producer.
She worked in commercials and landed a few one-off roles in high profile TV shows before landing the part of Summer Roberts in the hit TV series "The O.C." (2003), establishing herself as a household name.