Rachel Nichols

Movie Actress

Rachel Nichols was born in Augusta, Maine, United States on January 8th, 1980 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 44, Rachel Nichols biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Rachel Emily Nichols, Tickle
Date of Birth
January 8, 1980
United States
Place of Birth
Augusta, Maine, United States
44 years old
Zodiac Sign
$2 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Model, Television Actor
Social Media
Rachel Nichols Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 44 years old, Rachel Nichols has this physical status:

Hair Color
Blonde (Natural)
Eye Color
Not Available
Rachel Nichols Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Cony High School, Columbia University
Rachel Nichols Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Michael Kershaw
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Dating / Affair
Scott Stuber (2008-2009), Michael Kershaw (2013-Present)
Jim Nichols, Alison Nichols
Hunter J Nichols (Younger Brother)
Other Family
Byron Barrett Nichols (Paternal Grandfather), General Haverlock Nichols (Paternal Great Grandfather), Lila May Paddock (Paternal Great Grandmother), Emilie D’Auteuil (Paternal Grandmother), Raoul D. Auteuil (Paternal Great Grandmother), Zoraide Pelletier (Paternal Great Grandmother), Joseph Pelletier (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Emilie Ouellette (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Ronald Rossi Bielli (Maternal Grandfather), Mario Angelo Bielli (Maternal Great Grandfather), Sophia Elizabeth Rossi (Maternal Great Grandmother), Serafino Bielli (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Matilda Galli (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Severino Rossi (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Marie Louise Kaufmann (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Rachel Dell Templeton (Maternal Grandmother), Neal Ephraim Templeton (Maternal Great Grandfather), Alice Mildred McKinstry (Maternal Great Grandmother), Ulysses Grant Templeton (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Sadie Maud Pray (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Morton McKinstry (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Candace Adelle Johnson (Maternal Great Great Grandmother)
Rachel Nichols Life

Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress and model.

Nichols began modeling while attending Columbia University in New York City in the late 1990s and then transitioned into acting by the early 2000s; she appeared in the romantic drama Autumn in New York (2000) and a one-episode appearance in the fourth season of Sex and the City (2004).

She made her debut in the comedy Dumb and Dumberer (2004), and she went on to win greater fame as Rachel Gibson in the final season of Alias (2005–06) and as the protagonist of the Amityville Horror (2004). Nichols played a key role in P2 (2006) and found mainstream success with the science-fiction action films Star Trek (2009) and G.I. Joe (2009): Cobra's ascension to Cobra.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008), Conan the Barbarian (2011), Raze (2013), and Inside (2016).

Nichols appeared on Continuum (2012–15) and the fourth seasons of Chicago Fire (2015), as a Gestapo officer named Martha on The Man in the High Castle (TV series).

Early life and modeling

Rachel Nichols was born in Augusta, Maine, to Jim Nichols, a schoolteacher, and Alison Nichols. She attended Cony High School, where she competed in the high jump. In an interview, Nichols said that her mother would euphemistically refer to her as "a late bloomer" when she was in high school, indicating that I had uncontrollable arms and legs. For me to be able to control myself after many years of highly structured dance lessons.

She enrolled at Columbia University in New York City in 1998, aiming for a career as a Wall Street analyst after graduating in 1998. She was noticed by a modeling agent at lunch one day and was invited to work in Paris; she eventually paid her tuition with the proceeds from her modeling work. She worked on advertising for Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess, and L'Oréal; she also produced several MTV specials. Nichols studied economics and psychology as well as drama, after graduating from Columbia in 2003 with a double major in mathematics and economics. "The modeling shoes have been hung up" Nichols said in September 2008.

Personal life

Scott Stuber, a film director from Nichols, married film director Scott Stuber in Aspen, Colorado, on July 26, 2008. Nichols allowed her hair to revert to its natural blond color for the occasion as it had been dyed black for her previous appearances in Star Trek and G.I. Joe: The rise of Cobra. They were building a house in Cabo San Lucas right after their honeymoon. Nichols and Stuber were divorced in February 2009, seven months later, due to irreconcilable differences.

Nichols revealed her commitment to Michael Kershaw, a real estate developer, on December 30, 2013. In September 2014, the two were married.


Rachel Nichols Career

Acting career

Nichols had done commercial work and appeared in a small part as a model in the romantic drama film Autumn in New York (2000), when her modeling agent helped her get a one-episode role in the fourth season of Sex and the City(2002). "I never really did a good audition before," she said, adding that "the day made me want to explore [acting] more seriously." In Dumb and Dumberer's first big film role as Jessica, a dogged student newspaper reporter, was cast in her first big film role. Although critics had panned the film, Nichols' education was a learning experience. "I was a sponge for the entire time I was in Atlanta [during filming] and freely admitted that I had no idea what was going on." I had never been to a film before, I had never been the lead in a film, and if anyone wanted to show me, I was more than able to accept." Nichols starred in a high school debate team in Robert Lee's 2004 independent film Debating, and he had a two-episode role in the crime drama television series Line of Fire (2004), which was cancelled after 11 of 13 produced episodes were broadcast. She was already appearing in supporting roles in the horror film The Amityville Horror (2004) and The Woods (2006) by August 2004.

Nichols appeared in a then-untitled drama pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company in late February 2004 (Fox). According to Variety, her character was to be "a DEA agent who goes undercover at a high school." The series was conceived by Todd and Glenn Kessler, who later called it The Insider. However, the pilots did not please studio executives, and Tim Minear was hired to create a new pilot for the series in late September 2004, replacing the Kesslers as executive producer and showrunner. The Inside was supposed to air midseason, but the new pilot was shot and the series was delayed. The current model made Nichols' character a rookie FBI agent assigned to the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, according to the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crime Unit. The series premiered in June 2005 and critical reaction was mixed; it was scheduled opposite the hit Dancing with the Stars on ABC, and six of the 13 produced episodes were cancelled due to low ratings. It was not scheduled for any more episodes.

Following The Inside, Nichols found work on the fifth season of the serial action film Alias in 2005, although he was not cast in that year until July. Rachel Gibson, a computer expert who appeared to be working for the CIA when she was really working for a hostile criminal company, was a scene similar to that of the series's main character Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) in the first season. Gibson joins the true CIA and becomes Bristow's protee, after finding the truth. Nichols wrote that "to say it's the nicest set on the planet is an understatement." Her role, as well as Garner's, necessitated multiple battle sequences. Nichols was employed as Garner's personal trainer, and she said she "already knew" [Garner's] work was difficult." However, I didn't know how difficult it was until I started training for just one fight." Due to Garner's pregnancy, Nichols was being trained to replace him as the main character, which had been weaved into the storyline. Alias was canceled in November 2005, making it into its fifth season. "I think everyone knew that the show wouldn't work without Jennifer," Nichols explained. "But, they were grooming me," Nichols said."

Nichols appeared in the romantic drama Shopgirl for a brief time in 2005, and he was more prominent as a babysitter in The Amityville Horror. She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scream Scene and Best Frightened Performance for the latter. She later confessed that she almost didn't apply for the film due to her dogphobia. [Producer Michael Bay] has these massive [dogs]" [...] And, when I went to audition for The Amityville Horror, I went into his offices and found three huge dogs, and I almost turned away. I was like, 'No, I'm not going to read for this movie.' I actually used the dogs in my audition to see what would be the most frightening to me." Critics generally dismissed the Amityville Horror, but the event itself was a commercial success.

The Woods, which had been on hold for around 18 months, were sent straight to DVD in October 2006, with a positive response. Nichols appeared in the drama film Resurrecting the Champ (2007), as the assistant to a sports writer (Josh Hartnett), who claims to have found a former boxing hero (Samuel L. Jackson) who was homeless on the streets. Also in that year, Nichols appeared in Charlie Wilson's War (2004) and was cast in a new science fiction drama television series Them, which was not picked up by Fox.

In the 2007 horror-thriller P2, she played a businesswoman who became trapped inside a public parking garage with a deranged security guard. "When I first read the script, it wasn't a dress, it was a small nightgown with no bra or underwear," Nichols said of the dress she wears for a portion of the film. "OK, this has got to be changed!" I read the first scene where she becomes wet, and I thought, 'OK, this has got to be changed!' In comparison to no nudity, Nichols said in an interview that one of the clauses governing her relationship was: "I will not get wet and show nipples" in place of no nudity. In the film, a bra was sewned into the "Marilyn Monroe dress" she wore. "I wasn't going to run around for two months without a bra," she said. However, there is certainly a lot of cleavage in place of the nipples. So we made a compromise." Critics generally disapproved of P2 and the box office flopped. James Berardinelli, a writer, said her appearance was "admirable," but one wonders if she was more praised for her physical attributes than her acting abilities." "Nichols has been in territory well trod through the years, from Fay Wray and Grace Kelly to Heather Langenkamp, the feared but brave heroine who, in this case, must have anticipated that his captive would try to escape in an elevator and fill with water." (The bulk of the screen appears to be occupied by Nichols' significant physical attributes, despite this being the case). When needed and liked, she's sympathetic, hysterical."

Nichols was a supporting actor in The Traveling Pants 2 (2008), portraying a jealous friend of America Ferrera's character. Overall, the film was well-received by reviewers. Julia "proves a principle that should be in the Little Movie Glossary," Roger Ebert said, because the blond in a short, curvy, sun-kissed heroine [Ferrera] has a tall, thin blond as her roommate. There is no way around it. "It falls to Ms. Nichols to play the movie's designated blond baddie, a chilly, arrogant vixen who aims to smear [Ferrera's] triumphs in romance and onstage," Stephen Holden wrote for The New York Times. Nichols was cast in Star Trek (2008), but her role was initially unknown, even to her; she said she didn't even know her character's name at the time; she said in that month that she did not know her character's name. It had been predicted that she would play Janice Rand, but she would really play an Orion cadet at Starfleet Academy.

In the live-action film version of the G.I., Nichols was cast as Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara. The Joe franchise G.I. Joe (Japan): In late 2007, Cobra's Rise began in late 2007. She later stated that she had accepted director Stephen Sommers' job for the role without having read the script. "I'd heard from others that the script was excellent." And then, when I finally had to read it myself, I was able to figure it out. I loved it a lot... I liked that there were two kick-ass female characters. And I liked the fact that it wasn't only a big action movie... And there was also humour in it. When I read the script, I was genuinely surprised. She gained 15 pounds (6.8 kg) of muscle for the role and spent time in mixed martial arts, including co-star Sienna Miller for some of the film's action sequences. During the filming of a fight scene with Miller, Nichols was caught on a fire. Like The Amityville Horror, G.I. Joe: Most commentators disagreed with the rise of Cobra, but the box office did a good job. As Scarlett O'Hara and noticed her "savory girl fight with Sienna Miller as the mostly villainous Baroness," Richard Corliss of Time wrote that Nichols had "an appealing demeanor and comely biceps. After G.I., it was time to go.I. Joe, Nichols' next film was For Sale by Owner, where she played the half of a newly married couple that had no knowledge of the previous marriage. The film was only available on DVD for the first time.

In the small-scale crime drama Meskada (2010), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received a limited theatrical release in North America, Nichols played a police detective assigned to look into the murder of a teenage boy. A reimagining of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1982 film Conan the Barbarian is included in the 3-D sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian. Nichols portrayed herself as a master of martial arts, a priestess, and the titular protagonist's love interest. She did her own stunts in the high-stakes action scenes and fight scenes, but for a sex scene with co-star Jason Momoa, a double was used. Conan was released on August 19, 2011, filming took place in Bulgaria between March and July 2010, and Conan was released in Bulgaria on July 2010. The film was budgeted at US$90 million, but only earned US$48.8 worldwide, with no reviews and just over $48.8 worldwide. Nichols portrayed her "fully blooded innocent" image with the "enthusiasm of a bored office receptionist," according to Boston Globe.

Nichols' first guest appeared in three episodes of the CBS television series Criminal Minds and was then promoted as a series regular. Ashley Seaver, an FBI cadet posted to the BAU, was responsible for her work. The casting choice came as a result of outrage from the series's fanbase when she was brought in to replace departing actress A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster are two of the cooks. However, viewers eventually warmed to the character as the season progressed. "It just kind of worked." It was a lengthy process," she said. Nichols had been dropped from the show, and it was eventually revealed. "A librarian who joins a highway patrolman to uncover the cryptic sayings spoken by an ancient parrot" was Nichols' next appearance in the independent romantic comedy A Bird of the Air (2011). She referred to the film as a "quirky, edgy love story" and that her participation was a "departure from some of the roles she's had. The film received little theatrical release and a mixed critical response. The actress "is consistently appealing in the kind of role Zooey Deschanel has pretty much cornered," according to the Village Voice, although her role as a "grating twit" was described.

Nichols starred as a police officer against a group of rebels from the year 2077, who time-traveled to Vancouver in the year 2012. On May 27, 2012, the series premiered on Showcase, and its first episode became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. Continuum ran for four seasons until October 9, 2015, earning Nichols a Constellation Award and two Saturn Award nominations for Best Actress on Television. As the blighted colleague of a psychologist and a police lieutenant, Nichols appeared opposite Tyler Perry in the drama Alex Cross (2012). The film, as well as Conan, her previous wide release, received critical feedback and generated a weak US$34.6 million worldwide.

She appeared in Raze, a pro-exploitation film in which women were forced to fight against each other for the twisted entertainment of the wealthy elite. Nichols is credited as an executive producer in the film and was drawn to the project for its feminine "empowering" message, with the narrator's remark: "Give us a challenge and we'll meet it." We're stronger than you think we are. I adored it. That's what attracted me to it, and that's what had always been promised." Raze premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and gained limited distribution in New York and Los Angeles. After their daughter was abducted, she appeared in Rage (2014) as the wife of a reformed criminal seeking his own brand of justice. The film was released in select theaters and VOD. She made a one-episode appearance in the Lifetime film Witches of East End in 2014 and debuted in a recurring arc in Rush's Rush. In the fourth season of Chicago Fire, she played a "problem employee" at the law firm she works at.

In the science-fiction drama Pandemic (2016), Nichols played a doctor who leads a team of volunteers to find survivors of a global pandemic. The film was released in select theaters and VOD, and the Hollywood Reporter noted that Nichols "attempts to adopt an attitude somewhere between shell-shocked survivor and sympathetic physician" in its review, but it does not seem to have fulfilled the role's potential." In Inside, a Spanish-American remake of 2007 French horror film of the same name, Nichols played a pregnant woman accosted in her house by an unknown woman who wants to steal her baby. On July 28, 2017, the film was released in Spain cinemas where it earned US$557,083, and in the United States on January 12, 2018. In the fourth season of the TNT fantasy series The Librarians, Nichols reprised his role on television as a former guardian who has been thrust back five centuries into the past to finally move forward. She was nominated for her four-episode appearance at Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television.

Martha Stroud, a Gestapo bodyguard, appeared on the fourth season of Nichols' alternate history series The Man in the High Castle in 2019.