Nichols at the 2012 Alma Awards
November 2, 1973|
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Spouse(s)||Taron Lexton (2008–present)|
Marisol Nichols (born November 2, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the sixth season of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir and as Hermione Lodge in the 2017 thriller series Riverdale.
Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, to a father of Hungarian and Romanian descent and a Texan mother, Maria, of 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 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 also portrayed "The Desert Wolf" on MTV's show Teen Wolf.
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 April 13, 2008, and their child, Rain India Lexton, was born September 30, 2008. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Nichols is an Ambassador for Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that seeks to end human trafficking. She has produced two celebrity human trafficking events to raise awareness for this cause.
|1997||Vegas Vacation||Audrey Griswold|
|Friends 'Til the End||Alison|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Groupie|
|Jane Austen's Mafia||Carla|
|1999||The Sex Monster||Lucia|
|Bowfinger||Young Actress at Audition|
|2000||The Princess & the Barrio Boy||Sirena Garcia|
|2001||The Princess and the Marine||Meriam Al Khalifa||Nominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress|
|Laud Weiner||Laud's Assistant|
|2003||The 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"|
|2000–02||Resurrection Blvd.||Victoria Santiago||53 episodes|
|2002||Alias||Rebecca Martinez||Episode: "Dead Drop"|
|The Twilight Zone||Sgt. Joanne Yarrow||Episode: "Hunted"|
|2003||The 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"|
|The Storm||Det. Devon Williams||miniseries|
|2010||The Gates||Sarah Monohan||13 episodes|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Tracy Keller||Episode: "Stand-off"|
|2012||GCB||Heather Cruz||10 episodes|
|Private Practice||Lily Reilly||Episode: "The World According to Jake"|
|2014–15||NCIS||ATF Special Agent Zoe Keats||Episodes: "Parental Guidance Suggested", "The Enemy Within", "No Good Deed"|
|2015–2017||Teen Wolf||The Desert Wolf||Recurring role|
|2015–16||Criminal Minds||Agent Natalie Colfax||Episodes: "The Witness", "A Badge and a Gun"|
|2017–present||Riverdale||Hermione Lodge||Main role|
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