After graduation in high school to Walter Reed, Rachel continued to receive education in high school of Notre Dame, where he took part in several theater productions. In college, Miss Bilson, followed his father's advice and set out to become an actress, she studied only one course. The girl, who has decided to try his luck on TV, soon appeared in commercials Pepto-Bismol, Raisin Bran and Subway.
A breakthrough in her acting career occurred only in 2003, when Rachel had small roles in popular TV series "8 Simple Rules," "Buffy - the Vampire Slayer" and in the short film "Unbroken". The role of Summer Roberts received Bilson in the youth series "The OC", was her finest hour. Initially, she was supposed to play in a few episodes, but after a successful demonstration of the first series of its role has become one of the most important and novel Summer Seth Cohen has become one of the main storylines of the series.
After leaving the show on the screen, Rachel became the idol of the young audience. In 2005-2006, she was honored with titles such as "Best TV Actress" and "Hottest Girl" and was named one of the 100 most beautiful people, and 100 of the most attractive and sexy women in the world.
The first role in a movie Bilson was given her uneasy. In 2006, the romantic movie "The Last Kiss" girl with difficulty, but overcame his reluctance to strip in front of the camera bed scene. Rachel has repeatedly pointed out that for roles in movies it is ready to abandon the filming of "lonely hearts". The second important role of the young actress was in the film "Jumper". For this work, she was awarded the prize Teen Choice Awards as best actress adventure film.
After completing the filming of "Lonely Hearts" in 2007, the series director Josh Shvard invited Rachel to play a cameo role in his new comedy series "Chuck". Next Career Bilson continued to gain momentum: in 2009, she, along with Hayden Christensen starred in the film almanac "New York, I Love You", and 2 years later received roles in "Waiting for Forever" and "Best Friends and the child."
In 2011, thanks to all the same Josh Schwartz, the actress got the main role in the television series "Hart of Dixie". In the story of her character, has not received a post cardiac surgery in a New York hospital, was forced to go to work in the provincial southern town.
In the period from 2003 to 2006, Bilson romantically involved with actor Adam Brody, who played the role of her boyfriend in the series "The OC." In late 2008, Bilson began to meet with Hayden Christensen. In summer 2010, the couple, breaking off the engagement, broke up, but soon resumed their relationship.