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Name: Rachel Bilson (images | Web site | Twitter)
|Hart of Dixie promo image.|
Best Known For: Rachel's best known for playing Summer Roberts in the four-season run of primetime teen dramedy The O.C., alongside then-real-life boyfriend Adam Brody. She returns to TV this fall in Hart of Dixie, by O.C. creator Josh Schwartz -- for whom she also guest-starred in two episodes of Chuck in its first season as a non-spy love interest for the title character.
Film roles include the multi-director ensemble piece New York, I Love You, Zach Braff's The Last Kiss (her first love scene, using a body double in places), and the science fiction film Jumper (alongside former Star Wars co-star Hayden Christensen, who became her boyfriend offscreen at least for a while). She's also guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother as part of an ever-growing list of women who aren't the mother.
|With Autumn Reeser (left) on The O.C.|
Kaley Cuoco and Amy Davidson are also on the celebrity crush list, so worth checking out).
Not the Courteney Cox Factor: She's appeared in at least a couple of music videos, if IMDB is to be believed. JoJo, I've heard of; Nibblebox (which, in 2003 per IMDB, would have come before any of her other credits), I have not.
Why Ye Olde Podcaster Likes Her: Well, the previous statement is part of it; she seems better adjusted than many other Hollywood types (including a couple of her female O.C. castmates, and I don't mean fellow crush Autumn Reeser). She glows with charm and energy, plays smart and witty types well, and is endlessly easy on the eyes with a radiant smile on her pixie face.
Amazon | iTunes) * How I Met Your Mother, season 5: "Girls vs. Suits" (Amazon | iTunes) * Project Runway, season 6: "Rumble on the Runway" (Amazon | iTunes) * Chuck, season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * The O.C., season 4 (Amazon | iTunes) * The O.C., season 3 (Amazon | iTunes) * Punk'd, season 4, episode 4 (Amazon | iTunes) * The O.C., season 2 (Amazon | iTunes) * That '70s Show, season 6: "5:15" (Amazon | iTunes) * MADtv, season 9, episode 22 (Amazon | iTunes) * The O.C., season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 7: "Dirty Girls" (Amazon | iTunes) * 8 Simple Girls, season 1: "Career Choices" (Amazon | iTunes)
Film and TV-movie Credits: The To-Do List (2013) (Amazon | iTunes) * Life Happens (Amazon | iTunes) * "Rachel Bilson's Deleted Sex Scene" (Funny or Die) * Waiting for Forever (Amazon | iTunes) * New York, I Love You (Amazon | iTunes) * Jumper (Amazon | iTunes) * The Last Kiss (2006) (Amazon | iTunes) * Unbroken (2003 short) (Amazon | iTunes)