Has it really been 10 whole years since Newport’s preppy dirtbag Luke Ward uttered the phrase, “Welcome to the O.C., bitch!”? It really has. Oof. The O.C. premiered in August 2003 on Fox and became an immediate addiction for some of us, thanks to the music, the melodrama, and of course, The Nana. A lot can happen in 10 years, which is why, when we were checking out some old episodes recently, we realized that the series has a huge share of guest stars who went on to become the next big thing.
Olivia Wilde. Chris Pratt. Shailene Woodley. They were all welcomed into the O.C. as bit players and now they’re A-listers with extensive credits to their names, outshining even Mischa Barton, Adam Brody and Ben McKenzie. Check out our list of 15 O.C. guest stars who went on to have amazing careers in our gallery below. And keep an eye out for, oh, half the cast of Twilight. California, here we coooome!