Born Mishka Noelle McCortney in Raritan, New Jersey, Mischa's dysfunctional family moved around A LOT before settling down in the small town of Paradise, California.
Mischa was raised [mostly] by her eccentric, "mystical" mother - although her father, who enjoys the freedom of living in a van, made some exciting, surprise visits throughout the years.
Mischa studied theatre and journalism at Butte College and California State University, Chico, but became increasingly antsy in her pantsy and moved to Los Angeles with a whopping $700 before ever graduating.
Within a year of moving to L.A., Mischa booked a starring role in "The Survival Games" in which she experienced her first [incredibly uncomfortable] on-screen kiss.
Today, she's "living the dream" in North Hollywood, California and performing on stages in L.A.