Marisol Nichols

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Marisol Nichols
Born (1973-11-02) November 2, 1973 (age 40)
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Taron Lexton (2008-present; 1 child)
Website
www.marisol-nichols.com

Marisol Nichols (born November 2, 1973) is an American actress known for her role in the sixth season of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir.

Early life[edit]

Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago,[1] Illinois, to a father of Romanian and Hungarian descent and a Texan mother of Spanish and Mexican ancestry.[2] She was raised in Naperville, Illinois. She is the oldest of three siblings, having two younger brothers. A rebellious teenager, Marisol Nichols stated in an interview with AskMen.com, "I remember being 17 and looking around at some of the people that I was hanging out with, and I had this realization that if I didn't knock this off now it would become my life", and replaced her rebellious behavior with more productive activities like acting.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1996, she appeared in episodes of Due South and Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1997 she made her movie debut in the film Vegas Vacation with Chevy Chase. She also had supporting roles in the films Scream 2, Friends 'Til the End, Can't Hardly Wait, Jane Austen's Mafia and The Sex Monster.

From 2000 to 2002, she played Bahraini Princess, (Sheika) Meriam Al Khalifa in the highly anticipated, true, made for TV movie The Princess and the Marine. She also starred in the Showtime drama series Resurrection Blvd.. In 2003, she made guest appearances on episodes of Friends, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Nip/Tuck and Charmed. Marisol's Charmed episode, "Chris-Crossed," was the show's 'highest-rated non-season-premiere episode'. In 2006, she appeared in six episodes of Cold Case and starred in the film Big Momma's House 2.

She starred in the short-lived TV series Blind Justice in 2005 and In Justice, in 2006. In 2007, she starred in 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir. In 2008, she starred in the film Felon with Stephen Dorff.

In 2010, Nichols portrayed Sarah Monahan in the short-lived supernatural crime drama The Gates, a summer series on ABC.[4]

She also was a guest star in an episode NCIS: Los Angeles in 2010, as Tracy Keller, former partner and potential romantic interest for Special Agent G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell). Nichols's character will appear in the sixth episode of Season 2.[5] She also had a cameo in Kristin Chenoweth's music video for I Want Somebody (Bitch About).

In 2012 Nichols starred in the ABC TV series GCB, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Miriam Shor.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Nichols became a member of the Church of Scientology after she was introduced to it by her chiropractor.[2] She has been married to cinematographer/director[7] Taron Lexton since 13 April 2008, and their child, Rain India Lexton, was born 30 September 2008.[8] She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Vegas Vacation Audrey Griswold
Scream 2 Dawnie
Friends 'Til the End Alison
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Groupie
Jane Austen's Mafia Carla
1999 Sex Monster, TheThe Sex Monster Lucia
Bowfinger Young Actress at Audition
2000 Princess & the Barrio Boy, TheThe Princess & the Barrio Boy Sirena Garcia
2001 Princess and the Marine, TheThe Princess and the Marine Meriam Al Khalifa Nominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress
Laud Weiner Laud's Assistant
2003 Road Home, TheThe Road Home Stephanie
2004 Homeland Security Agent Jane Fulbar
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Liliana Morales
2007 Delta Farce Maria
2008 Struck Jamie
Felon Laura Porter

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 My Guys Angela TV Pilot
Due South Melissa Episode: "Some Like It Red"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Wendy Stevens Episode: "Ray of Hope"
1997 ER Angie Episode: "The Long Way Around"
Diagnosis: Murder Sally Tremont Episode: "Malibu Fire"
1998 Cybill Book Store Clerk Episode: "Fine Is Not a Feeling"
1999 Odd Man Out Lauren Episode: "The First Girlfriend's Club"
Boy Meets World Kelly
  • 2 episodes:
  • "The Honeymoon Is Over"
  • "Pickett Fences"
2000 Malcolm & Eddie Kelly Episode: "Swooped"
2000–2002 Resurrection Blvd. Victoria Santiago 53 episodes
2002 Alias Rebecca Martinez Episode: "Dead Drop"
Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Sgt. Joanne Yarrow Episode: "Hunted"
2003 Division, TheThe Division Rochelle Episode: "Murder.com"
Friends Olivia Episode: "The One with Rachel's Dream"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jane Episode: "All for Our Country"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Bettina Amador Episode: "Mother"
Nip/Tuck Antonia Ramos Episode: "Antonia Ramos"
Charmed (Future) Bianca
(a Phoenix witch)
Episode: "Chris-Crossed",
Charmed's highest rated non-season-premiere episode
2004 Cold Case Elisa 6 episodes
2005 Blind Justice Detective Karen Bettancourt 13 episodes
2006 In Justice Sonya Quintano 12 episodes
2007 24 Nadia Yassir 24 episodes
Nominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries (2007, 2008)
2009 Life Whitney 'Plum' Paxman Episode: "Initiative 38"
Storm, TheThe Storm Det. Devon Williams miniseries
2010 Gates, TheThe Gates Sarah Monohan 13 episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles Tracy Keller Episode: "Stand-off"
2012 GCB Heather Cruz 10 episodes
2012 Private Practice Lily Reilly 1 episode

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