The O.C. Cast: Then & NowSee how Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson and more have changed since their days in Newport Beach

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Updated: Wednesday Oct 16, 2013 | 02:50 PM EDT By: Alison Schwartz

MELINDA CLARKE

Then: Barton's on-screen mom, the ever-conniving (but always comedic!) Julie Cooper, had it going on – even when she had to trade in her mansion for a trailer park.
Now: Clarke hasn't completely abandoned her antagonizing ways, and on her current show, The CW's Nikita, she plays Amanda Collins, the master manipulator of a hush-hush government-funded organization.