Marisol Nichols

Marisol Nichols

Born: November 2, 1973
Age: 50
Birthplace: Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Marisol Nichols (born November 2, 1973)[1] 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,[2] Illinois, to a father of Hungarian and Romanian descent and a Texan mother, Maria, of Mexican ancestry.[3][4] 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, "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.[5]



Nichols at the 2017 WonderCon to promote Riverdale

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.

In 2010, Nichols portrayed Sarah Monahan in the short-lived supernatural crime drama The Gates, a summer series on ABC.[6]

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 appears in the sixth episode of Season 2.[7] 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.

In 2012, Nichols starred in the ABC TV series GCB, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Miriam Shor.[8]

Personal life

Nichols became a member of the Church of Scientology after she was introduced to it by her chiropractor.[3] She has been married to cinematographer/director Taron Lexton since April 13, 2008, and their child, Rain India Lexton, was born September 30, 2008.[9][dead link] She resides in Los Angeles, California.[10]


Nichols is an Ambassador for Operation Underground Railroad[11], an organization that seeks to end human trafficking. She has produced two celebrity human trafficking events to raise awareness for this cause.



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 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
2007 Delta Farce Maria
2008 Struck Jamie
Felon Laura Porter


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"
2000-02 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: ""
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"
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[12] Main role

Marisol Nichols supports the following charitable causes: Human Trafficking, Human Rights.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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