Nickson (right) with John Fleming on the set of Around the World in 80 Days
11 September 1958
David Soul (m. 1987–1993)
Julia Nickson (born 11 September 1958) is a Singaporean-born American actress. She first came to the attention of audiences in the United States in the Sylvester Stallone film Rambo: First Blood Part II. She appeared in the 2004 film Ethan Mao and in the 2008 independent film Half-Life.
Nickson was born in Singapore, to an English father and a Chinese mother. She graduated from the Singapore American School and then attended the University of Hawaii. She was married to actor/singer David Soul from 1987 to 1993. They have one daughter, China Soul, a singer/songwriter.
She was a practicing Scientologist, having joined the Church in 1996. She credited the organization with helping to improve her health. In 2008, Nickson resigned as a member of the Church of Scientology.
While attending the University of Hawaii, Nickson was a model in Honolulu. There she appeared in her first play, The Winter's Tale. After acting classes, community theater, and roles on Magnum, P.I., she won the female lead in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). She also appeared with Chuck Norris in the movie Sidekicks (1992). Her other film appearances have included roles in Glitch! (1988), China Cry (1991), K2 (1992), Double Dragon (1994), White Tiger (1996), Devil in the Flesh (1998), Ethan Mao (2004), Half-Life (2008), Dim Sum Funeral (2008), and One Kine Day (2011).
Nickson guest starred in the final episode of seaQuest 2032 as Lieutenant Commander Heiko Kimura, a role that would have been a main character had the series continued, and in two Star Trek series: The Next Generation episode "The Arsenal of Freedom" as Enterprise-D crewmember Ensign Lian T'su, and the Deep Space Nine episode "Paradise" as Cassandra, a villager who attempts to seduce Commander Benjamin Sisko. She played Catherine Sakai, Commander Jeffrey Sinclair's love-interest, in the first season of Babylon 5. She had a recurring role as Dr. Susan Lee on the television series Walker, Texas Ranger and as Princess Aouda in the 1989 miniseries version of Around the World in 80 Days opposite Pierce Brosnan and Eric Idle. She also had a supporting role in the television version of the novel Noble House, again opposite Brosnan.
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