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Rachel Bilson Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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
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  • in 2003
  • Launched her own fashion line, Edie Rose, in 2008 for DKNY Jeans
  • Is a passionate basketball fan who loves the L
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  • 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