More than 17 years ago, fans were introduced to The O.C. when the fan-favorite series premiered in August 2003.

Starring Rachel Bilson, Mischa Barton, Ben McKenzieAdam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Tate Donovan and Chris Carmack, the show was all about a troubled teenager named Ryan Atwood who finds himself living among a wealthy family in Newport Beach, California after he was thrown out of his own home. The first of many teen drama series to come, The O.C. was all about love, family and finding yourself. Not to mention, the show created its own holiday — Chrismukkah.

It’s been years since the cast got together, but in honor to celebrate the iconic series, J-14 did some investigating and it turns out some of the show’s stars have stayed in the spotlight while others took a break from fame altogether. Scroll through our gallery to find out what the cast of The O.C. has been up to since its final episode aired in 2007. 

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