Rachel Bilson - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 2, 2022

Rachel Bilson
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: The O.C. (TV series), Jumper (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 25, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Rachel Sarah Bilson
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Danny Bilson
Mother's Name: Janice Stango
Siblings: 3

Mick Bilson (older brother)
Hattie Elizabeth Bilson (younger half-sister)
Rosemary Bilson (younger half-sister)

High School: Notre Dame High School
University: Grossmont College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Jewish, Italian-American)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Zac LaRoc
Children: 1

Briar Rose Christensen (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 48 kg (105.82 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 5 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 33 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 33
Cup Size: B

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Who is Rachel Bilson?

Rachel Bilson is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the series The O.C., Hart of Dixie and in films The Last Kiss, and Jumper.

Rachel Bilson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Rachel Bilson’s birth took place on August 25, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was born Rachel Sarah Bilson to her Italian-American mother Janice Stango, a sex therapist, and her Jewish father Danny Bilson, a writer, director, and producer.

Bilson’s father comes from a family of directors, producers, and screenwriters. Her paternal grandfather is Bruce Bilson while both of her great-grandparents were in show business.

She is not the only child of her parents and has an older sibling, a brother named Mick Bilson. Rachel Bilson also has two half-siblings. From her father’s second marriage to Heather Medway, she has two younger half-siblings Hattie Elizabeth Bilson (born December 19, 2001) and Rosemary Bilson (born February 10, 2007).

young Rachel Bilson with her brother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Rachel Bilson attended Notre Dame High School where she was classmates with actress Kirsten Dunst, actor Rami Malek, and American Idol runner-up singer Katharine McPhee. After graduation in 1999, she attended Grossmont College. Her ethnicity is Jewish, and Italian-American.

Rachel Bilson – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Rachel Bilson was in a relationship with The O.C. co-star Adam Brody for three years. 

After their breakup, she began dating actor Hayden Christensen, who co-starred in Jumper in January 2008. In January 2009 there were rumors that the couple had gotten engaged. However, the rumors were not immediately confirmed.

In August 2010 Rachel Bilson’s representative revealed that they had been engaged but had broken up. Just 3 months later she and her boyfriend reconciled. The couple welcomed a child, a daughter Briar Rose Christensen on October 29, 2014. They once again separated in September 2017 instead of getting married.

In December 2019 it was rumored that she and Bill Hader were dating after they were pictured on their coffee date in his hometown. They debuted their relationship at the 2020 Golden Globes but they broke up in the summer of 2020. Harder was previously married to Maggie Carey.

In May 2022, Bilson was reported to be dating artist  Zac LaRoc.

Currently, she is sans husband and as she has never been married, divorce is out of context.

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Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen (Image: Just Jared)

Rachel Bilson – Career

Early Career

Following her father's words, she began to pursue a career in acting. Soon after Rachel Bilson began to make appearances in commercials. Her acting debut was in early 2003 with an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer followed by 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

In 2003 she was cast as Summer Roberts in The O.C. and later went on to become a series regular. Her first film role was as Kim in 2006’s The Last Kiss.

Series, Films

Since then Rachel Bilson has starred in films Jumper (2008), Waiting for Forever (2010),  The To-Do List (2013), and American Heist (2014), among others.

She has also portrayed characters in the TV series How I Met Your Mother (2010-2014), Hart of Dixie (2011-2015) as Dr. Zoe Hart, Nashville (2017), and as the main character, Sam Swift in 2018’s Take Two


On the set of Jumper, Rachel Bilson has starred alongside AnnaSophia Robb, Jamie Bell, Michael Rooker, Diane Lane, and Tom Hulce.

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Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts in The O.C. (Image: Yahoo News)

Rachel Bilson – Awards, Nominations

As of January 2020, Rachel Bilson has had 8 Teen Choice Award nominations, among which she has won 5.

Rachel Bilson – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at around $12 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Rachel Bilson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Rachel Bilson is active on Instagram with over 1.3 million followers but is absent from other handles such as Twitter and Facebook.

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