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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 January 1980Augusta, Maine, USA
Birth NameRachel Emily Nichols
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Model and actress Rachel Nichols is the daughter of Alison and Jim Nichols, a teacher. After graduating from high school, she attended Columbia University in New York, where she eventually graduated with a double major in math and economics. Whilst at Columbia, she began modeling, launching a successful career with work for such high-profile companies as Guess?, Abercrombie & Fitch and L'Oreal. She moved into acting, snagging a part in Sex and the City (1998) with her very first audition. She made her feature-film debut as Jessica in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). Success continued with roles in such projects as The Amityville Horror (2005), The Inside (2005), Alias (2001), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Criminal Minds (2005) (a recurring role as FBI Agent Ashley Seaver) and Conan the Barbarian (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Scott Stuber (26 July 2008 - 2009) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

Attended and graduated from Columbia University with a double major in math and economics.
Modelled for Guess?, Abercrombie & Fitch, L'Oreal and Nicole Miller.
Received the first role she auditioned for, as the restaurant hostess on Sex and the City (1998).
She was ranked #28 in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women in 2003.
Yahoo! Model of the Month. [September 2000]
Loves to watch boxing.
Daughter of James and Alison Nichols.
(July 26, 2008) Married Scott Stuber in Aspen, Colorado.
First wife of Scott Stuber.
Had a body double for her sex scene in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
Her father is of English and French-Canadian ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of three quarters Italian and one quarter German ancestry, while her mother grandmother had English, Northern Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Nichols and her Star Trek (2009) co-star Zoe Saldana both went on to work with Stephen Lang. Saldana, with Lang in Avatar (2009); Nichols, with Lang in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
(December 30, 2013) Engaged to Michael Kershaw, a real estate developer.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on playing the role of Tamara in Conan the Barbarian (2011)] It was really important that she not be the damsel-in-distress. We wanted to update and empower her, and the best way to do that is to go toe-to-toe with Conan. So I give him attitude in the beginning, and there really is a hostile relationship.
[on her first sex scene in a movie] They were nice enough to shoot the scene at the end of filming, so by then Jason [Jason Momoa] and I had become friends. But it still is awkward, especially when you have the director saying, "Grab her neck and bite her.".
History is fickle. We know that. The good and bad come around and go around, and go around again. There are recessions and depressions and economic boom and bust. I'm concerned about the future. I think many people acknowledge we're on a path that can't be sustained.
I love the physicality side of roles, I really do. And when I get to do my own stunts, it's that much cooler. I'll do anything the production safety people will let me.
[on Continuum (2012)] I like these strong female role models. Carlos [Victor Webster] had a shower scene the other day. Without his top on. He gets to do all the fun eye-candy stuff, and I get to kill people. It's gritty.

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