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Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols has quickly captured the attention of audiences with her notable roles in film and television.

Currently, Nichols is working on a Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams, being directed by Mike Nichols and written by Aaron Sorkin.

Upcoming, Nichols will be seen in the Summit Entertainment stalker thriller P2 opposite Wes Bentley. The film is produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur. Nichols plays a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard (Bentley).

Also upcoming, Nichols will star in the sports drama Resurrecting the Champ with Samuel L, Jackson and Josh Hartnett, directed by Rob Lurie. The film centers on Hartnett's character, Erik, who is a Los Angeles Times reporter that rescues a homeless man, Champ (Jackson), only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. Nichols plays the young and ambitious assistant to Hartnett's character.

Nichols most recently starred in the ABC hit drama, Alias. Rachel portrayed 'Rachel Gibson,' who worked alongside Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) in the special ops division of the CIA.

In 2005, Rachel starred in the Fox drama, The Inside, produced by Imagine Television. That same year, Nichols starred in the remake of the horror classic The Amityville Horror produced by Michael Bay, in which she portrays the unforgettable role of the family babysitter. This film also starred Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George.

A small town New England native, Nichols first caught the attention of a modeling scout while attending the prestigious Columbia University in New York City, from which she has graduated with a double major in math and economics. After campaigns with such brands as Guess, L'Oreal, Abercrombie & Fitch and Nicole Miller, she broke into the world of acting when her agent sent her out on her first audition, which was for Sex and the City. Although it was the first audition she had ever been on, she was offered the role immediately. The role was for The Vogue Idea episode where she starred as the restaurant hostess that became the birthday present from Kim Catrall to her boyfriend, Richard. She followed that role with a scene in Autumn in New York with Richard Gere. In 2003, she starred in the prequel to Dumb and Dumber, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. Nichols has also guest starred on the ABC series In the Line of Fire.

Nichols currently resides in Los Angeles.


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Rachel Nichols Facts

Birth Name Rachel Emily Nichols
OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 8, 1980 (37)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceAugusta, Maine, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Rachel Nichols compared to you?
Social Media RachelNichols1

Selected Filmography

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Conan The Barbarian
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Alex Cross
Charlie Wilson's War
Continuum: Season 4
Alias: Season 5
P2
Continuum Complete Series
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