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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 November 1973Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

From her breakout role as "Audrey Griswold" in Vegas Vacation (1997), to her powerful performance in the prison drama Felon (2008), to commanding the Counter Terrorist Unit in 24 (2001)_, Nichols has consistently garnered award recognition and critical acclaim. Her evocative performances have cumulated three ALMA Award nominations and won the distinguished Golden Eagle Award for Most Promising Actress.

Nichols is currently recurring on the CBS series, NCIS (2003), as Special Agent Zoe Keates. Nichols previously starred in the Darren Star / ABC series, GCB (2012), opposite Kristin Chenoweth; Steven Bochco's drama Blind Justice (2005); ABC series The Gates (2010); ABC series In Justice (2006); Fox's 24 (2001); Showtime's groundbreaking Resurrection Blvd. (2000) and an Emmy-nominated episode of ER (1994), alongside Ewan McGregor. On the film side, in addition to Vegas Vacation (1997) and Felon (2008), Nichols has also starred in Delta Farce (2007), Big Momma's House 2 (2006), Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998), with special appearances in Scream 2 (1997), Can't Hardly Wait (1998) and Bowfinger (1999).

In addition to her work on screen, Nichols has been fighting for human rights abuses for over a decade. Her most recent passion has been putting an end to the most egregious human rights violation, human trafficking. In the last two years, Nichols has made over eight trips to DC, meeting with members of Congress and other organizations and has supported imperative trafficking legislation. Nichols has produced two celebrity human trafficking events to raise awareness for this cause and is hard at work producing the third this September. Nichols is currently forming her own non-profit, 501(c)(3) to lend an even bigger voice for this issue.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Impression Entertainment

Spouse (2)

Taron Lexton (13 April 2008 - present) (1 child)
Andrea Sorrentino (1995 - 1998) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Attended College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn in early 1990s. Went to Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois.
Spokesperson for Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
Won the prestigious National Speech and Theater Championship Award for two years while at College of DuPage.
Speaks conversational Italian.
Received the distinguished Golden Eagle Award for the most promising actress in 2001.
Received an "introducing" credit for The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000), although it was her eighth movie.
Is a volunteer supervisor and spokesperson for Criminon, an international, nonprofit organization which addresses the cause of criminality and seeks to rehabilitate inmates.
Originally from the Chicago area, she currently resides in Los Angeles.
Is of Romanian-Hungarian descent on her father's side and of Mexican descent on her mother's side. She never met her father.
She became a member of Church of Scientology when she was introduced to it by her chiropractor.
Named "The Bombshell" of 2007 by Vibe Magazine, as part of their Hot 100.
Daughter, Rain India Lexton, was born 30 September 2008.
Appeared in the music video for Kristin Chenoweth's song "I Want Somebody to Bitch About".
She revealed on a Mexican TV interview that she spoke very little Spanish, since her mother wanted her children to speak English and never spoke Spanish to them.

Personal Quotes (11)

I can't wait to use a BabyBjoern. I'm in love with the Orbit Baby stroller, and I also really like the Bugaboo.
I can bring Rain with me everywhere I go, but when she's in school, I don't know what I'll do. The longest I've been away from her is three days, and I cried my eyes out. The first day of school will be so hard.
Growing up, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I didn't value or understand the beauty in being different at the time in my life.
If you were to ask me to speak Swedish or Dutch or German, I have no idea if I could pull that off!
Every year, my family and I would go visit my mom's family in Texas. We would drive from Chicago to Texas, and once we started to get towards San Antonio, everyone looked like me! It was such a great feeling. Everyone had the same brown skin that I did.
I really want to work with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.
I would love to do a really stupid character on The Office (2005). I'm so an 'Office' fan.
I'm pretty good with languages.
If I'm going to work, hopefully I have a late call time, and can hang out with Rain and our nanny until we shoot.
I am not really ever accused of being shy or meek.
If you want a favorite book, Orson Scott Card's 'Ender's Game'. You'll be hooked. I think he's written like twelve or thirteen.

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