Bilson, Rachel 1981–

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Bilson, Rachel 1981–


Full name cited variously as Rachel Sarah Bilson, Rachelle Sarah Bilson, or Rachelle Jade Bilson; born August 25 (some sources cite August 21), 1981, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Danny Bilson (a writer, director, and producer) and Janice Stango; stepdaughter of Heather Medway (an actress); great–granddaughter of George (in the film industry) and Hattie (a writer) Bilson; granddaughter of Bruce Bilson (a director); niece of Julie Bilson Ahlberg (a producer). Education: Attended Grossmont College. Avocational Interests: Fashion, shoes, basketball, watching game shows.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—True Public Relations, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 90028.


Actress. Bongo Jeans, spokesperson, beginning c. 2003; appeared in advertisements. Volunteer with the Young Storytellers Foundation.

Awards, Honors:

Teen Choice Award nominations, choice breakout television star—female and choice television actress—drama/action adventure, both 2004, Teen Choice Award (with Adam Brody), choice television chemistry, 2005, and Teen Choice awards, choice television actress—drama/action adventure, 2005 and 2006, all for The O.C.


Television Appearances; Series:

Summer Roberts, The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2003—.

Some sources cite appearances in Human Target, ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, I Love the '90s, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself and Summer Roberts, The O.C.: A Day in the Life (also known as Welcome to The O.C.: A Day in the Life), Fox, 2004.

Herself and Summer Roberts, The O.C.: Obsess Completely, Fox, 2004.

VH1 Divas, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2003.

The Teen Choice Awards 2004, Fox, 2004.

Presenter, The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

The Teen Choice Awards 2005, Fox, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Colleen, "Dirty Girls," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), UPN, 2003.

Jenny, "Career Choices," 8 Simple Rules … for Dating My Teenager Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2003.

Herself, E! News Daily (also known as E! News Live and E! New Live Weekend), E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Christy, "5:15," That '70s Show (also known as Feelin' Alright, The Kids Are Alright, Reeling in the Years, and Teenage Wasteland), Fox, 2004.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004 (multiple episodes).

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Herself, On–Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2004.

Summer, MAD TV (also known as MADtv), Fox, 2004.

Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004, 2006.

Herself, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D–List, Bravo, 2005.

Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2005.

Herself, Punk'd (also known as Harassment), MTV, 2005.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2005.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Summer Roberts, The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2003.

Some sources cite an appearance in "The Rats of Rumfordton," It's True, CBS.

Film Appearances:

The Wrong Guys, New World Pictures, 1988.

Rachel, Unbroken (short film), Road Less Traveled Pictures, 2003.

Kim, The Last Kiss, DreamWorks, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Bye Bye, Birdie (musical), Once upon a Mattress (musical), and The Crucible.



Entertainment Weekly, August 15, 2003, p. 61.

Interview, May, 2004, p. 80.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, December, 2004, pp. 92–97.

People Weekly, December 22, 2003, p. 21; November 8, 2004, p. 80; November 15, 2004, p. 69.

Teen, March, 2004.

Teen People, February 1, 2004, p. 114; June 1, 2004, p. 125; December 1, 2004, p. 104.