Grew up in a showbiz family that extends back to her great-grandfather George Bilson who was head of the trailer department at RKO Pictures and her great-grandmother Hattie Bilson who was a screenwriter.
First screen appearance was at age 7 in The Wrong Guys with Louis Anderson; the film was directed by her father.
Attended the same high school as Kirsten Dunst and Katharine McPhee, where she appeared in plays and musicals, including The Crucible and Bye Bye Birdie.
Landed several guest spots on series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 8 Simple Rules before being cast as Summer Roberts on The O.C. in 2003.
Launched her own fashion line, Edie Rose, in 2008 for DKNY Jeans.
Is a passionate basketball fan who loves the L.A. Clippers.
Appeared on the silver screen with Hayden Christensen in Jumper (2008) and New York, I Love You (2008).
Was cast in a recurring role as a love interest on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother in 2010.
Rosemary Bilson — Half Sister
Hayden Christensen — Significant Other
Heather Medway — Stepmother
Adam Brody — Ex-significant Other
Bruce Bilson — Grandfather
Danny Bilson — Father
Briar Rose Christensen — Daughter
Julie Ahlberg — Aunt
Janice Stango — Mother
Hattie Bilson — Half Sister
John Bilson — Brother
Attended Grossmont College, El Cajon, California, United States
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States