Nichols at the 2012 Alma Awards
November 2, 1973 |
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Taron Lexton (2008-present; 1 child)|
Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, to a father of Hungarian and Romanian descent (whom she has never met) and a Texan mother, Maria, of Spanish and Mexican ancestry. 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.
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.
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. She also had a cameo in Kristin Chenoweth's music video for I Want Somebody (Bitch About).
Nichols became a member of the Church of Scientology after she was introduced to it by her chiropractor. She has been married to cinematographer/director Taron Lexton since 13 April 2008, and their child, Rain India Lexton, was born 30 September 2008. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
|1997||Vegas Vacation||Audrey Griswold|
|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|
|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||
|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"|
(a Phoenix witch)
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|
|2014||NCIS||ATF Agent Keats||Episode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"|
- PQ Archiver-Chicago Tribune
- marisol-nichols.com. Marisol Nichols Questions
- AskMen.com "Marisol Nichols"  Retrieved on 2008-04-22.
- Extended HD Promo for ABC's The Gates
- Marisol Nichols Romances NCIS: LA's O'Donnell
- www.imdb.com 
- http://www.hellomagazine.com Marisol Nicols welcomes baby daughter
- FOX.com. Marisol Nichols - Nadia Yassir
- Official website
- Marisol Nichols at the Internet Movie Database
- Marisol Nichols on Twitter
- Download Charmed episode "Chris-Crossed" on iTunes: here
- Marisol Nichols interview