Rachel Bilson

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Rachel Bilson
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Birth name Rachel Sarah Bilson
Born August 25, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Notable Roles Summer Roberts in The O.C.
Notable Episodes The Countdown
Awards Nominated for the Teen Choice Award for best Actress in a Drama
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Rachel Bilson is an American actress from California. She is the daughter of writer/director Danny Bilson and step-daugther of actress Heather Medway. In 1999, she graduated from Notre Dame High School, the same high school as Kirsten Dunst, where she did stage productions of "Bye Bye Birdie," "Once Upon A Mattress" and "The Crucible."

She was originally a recurring guest star playing the role of Summer Roberts, on The O.C., but she was eventually offered a contract, and became a member of the regular cast on the episode The Countdown.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The O.C. Summer Roberts 2003–2007 1 2 3 4
Hart of Dixie Zoe Hart 2011–2015 1 2 3 4
Take Two Sam Swift 2018 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter Gum Chewing Girl 1x14 - Career Choices January 7, 2003
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Colleen 7x18 - Dirty Girls April 5, 2003
MADtv Summer Roberts 9x22 - Episode 922 May 1, 2004
That '70s Show Christy 6x21 - 5:15 May 5, 2004
Chuck Lou 1x08 - Chuck Versus the Truth November 12, 2007
Chuck Lou 1x09 - Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami November 19, 2007
How I Met Your Mother Cindy 5x12 - Girls vs. Suits January 11, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Cindy 6x01 - Big Days September 20, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Cindy 8x13 - Band or DJ January 14, 2013
How I Met Your Mother Cindy 9x16 - How Your Mother Met Me January 27, 2014
Drunk History Constance Kopp 4x06 - Siblings November 1, 2016
Nashville Alyssa Greene 5x15 - A Change Would Do You Good June 22, 2017
Nashville Alyssa Greene 5x18 - The Night Before (Life Goes On) July 13, 2017
Nashville Alyssa Greene 5x17 - Ghost in This House July 6, 2017
Nashville Alyssa Greene 5x21 - Farther On August 3, 2017
Nashville Alyssa Greene 5x22 - Reasons to Quit August 10, 2017
Drunk History Helen Callaghan 6x03 - Baseball January 29, 2019

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances


Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Take Two 2018 Producer 1

Awards and Accolades

Teen Choice Awards

(4 Wins in 8 Nominations)


  • Enjoys fashion. Her favorite designers are Stella McCartney and Coco Chanel.
  • Is the spokesperson for Bongo jeans.
  • Loves basketball and is a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Was ranked sixth on Maxim's Hot 100 list (right behind Jessica Alba).