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Overview (2)

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

Mini Bio (1)

Marisol Nichols's distinguished credits demonstrate her versatility both in film and television. She has worked with some of the most prominent actors and directors in the business. The recipient of a Golden Eagle Award for Most promising Actor or Actress, Nichols also earned an ALMA nomination for Outstanding Actress for her starring role in The Princess & the Marine (2001). Marisol Nichols was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised by her mother, Maria, who is of Mexican/Spanish descent. From Vegas Vacation (1997) to In Justice (2006), her ability to switch effortlessly between comedy and drama has continually made her a go-to girl for some of the biggest directors and producers in the business. Whether she's playing the love interest of Larry the Cable Guy in Delta Farce (2007) or starring in three seasons of the groundbreaking drama Resurrection Blvd. (2000), Nichols continues to surprise audiences with her artistic range and flexibility. Nichols's big-screen roles have taken her everywhere from Scream 2 (1997), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), and Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998), to playing opposite Martin Lawrence in Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Her television credits include her role as the female lead in Steven Bochco's cop drama, Blind Justice (2005), for ABC. Nichols received critical acclaim for her role as Ron Eldard's hardened partner, Karen Bettancourt. She also played Victoria Santiago on Showtime's critically acclaimed series Resurrection Blvd. (2000) as well as numerous guest appearances on hit series including Friends (1994), Alias (2001), Nip/Tuck (2003), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), ER (1994), and Cold Case (2003). She has appeared in three television movies: NBC's Homeland Security (2004), The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000) for Showtime, and The Princess & the Marine (2001), in which Nichols portrayed Princess Meriam Al-Kalifa, who fled her own country for love. Nichol's evocative performances have won her two ALMA Award nominations and the distinguished Golden Eagle Award for Most Promising Actor or Actress. And co-starring with Ewan McGregor on ER (1994) earned the episode an Emmy nomination. But it was playing the beautiful yet ballsy Nadia on season six of 24 (2001) that truly cemented her place as one of television's most in-demand new talents. Nichol's passion extends beyond the big screen. In addition to promoting health and fitness as the national spokesperson for Bally Total Fitness, Nichols has been fighting for the rights of kids for over a decade as commissioner and spokesperson for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and their innovative Fight for Kids campaign. CCHR is a nonprofit, public-benefit organization that works specifically on the issue of abusive psychiatric drugging of children, an issue Nichols cares deeply about. Speaking at fund-raising events, and traveling to Washington, D.C., and meeting with members of Congress, Nichols helps educate parents so that they can make informed decisions before placing their children on mind-altering drugs. Additionally, Nichols has been working for years to rehabilitate juvenile offenders with Criminon, a world-renowned nonprofit organization that addresses the cause of criminality with unparalleled success rates. Her contributions include establishing a Criminon program for juveniles in her hometown of Chicago. Nichols has received numerous awards, acknowledgments, and resolutions for her humanitarian work across both these vital fields, proving she is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the screen. And with her startling beauty, diverse appeal, and impressive cinematic and television experience, there's a reason Marisol Nichols has been called one of Hollywood's most exciting stars. Nichols resides in Los Angeles with her husband, director Taron Lexton, and their daughter, Rain.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patricola Lust and MWPR

Spouse (1)

Taron Lexton (13 April 2008 - present) (1 child)

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.

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