Marisol Nichols

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Marisol Nichols
Born(1973-11-02) November 2, 1973 (age 41)
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Taron Lexton (2008-present; 1 child)
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Marisol Nichols
Born(1973-11-02) November 2, 1973 (age 41)
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Taron Lexton (2008-present; 1 child)

Marisol Nichols (born November 2, 1973) is an American actress known for her role in the sixth season of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir.

Early life[edit]

Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago,[1] Illinois, to a father of Hungarian and Romanian descent (whom she has never met) and a Texan mother, Maria, of Spanish and Mexican ancestry.[2][3] 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.[4]


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 highly anticipated, true, 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.[5]

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.[6] She also had a cameo in Kristin Chenoweth's music video for I Want Somebody (Bitch About).

In 2012 Nichols starred in the ABC TV series GCB, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Miriam Shor.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Nichols became a member of the Church of Scientology after she was introduced to it by her chiropractor.[2] She has been married to cinematographer/director[8] Taron Lexton since 13 April 2008, and their child, Rain India Lexton, was born 30 September 2008.[9] She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[10]



1997Vegas VacationAudrey Griswold
Scream 2Dawnie
Friends 'Til the EndAlison
1998Can't Hardly WaitGroupie
Jane Austen's MafiaCarla
1999Sex Monster, TheThe Sex MonsterLucia
BowfingerYoung Actress at Audition
2000Princess & the Barrio Boy, TheThe Princess & the Barrio BoySirena Garcia
2001Princess and the Marine, TheThe Princess and the MarineMeriam Al KhalifaNominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress
Laud WeinerLaud's Assistant
2003Road Home, TheThe Road HomeStephanie
2004Homeland SecurityAgent Jane Fulbar
2006Big Momma's House 2Liliana Morales
2007Delta FarceMaria
FelonLaura Porter


1996My GuysAngelaTV Pilot
Due SouthMelissaEpisode: "Some Like It Red"
Beverly Hills, 90210Wendy StevensEpisode: "Ray of Hope"
1997ERAngieEpisode: "The Long Way Around"
Diagnosis: MurderSally TremontEpisode: "Malibu Fire"
1998CybillBook Store ClerkEpisode: "Fine Is Not a Feeling"
1999Odd Man OutLaurenEpisode: "The First Girlfriend's Club"
Boy Meets WorldKelly
  • 2 episodes:
  • "The Honeymoon Is Over"
  • "Pickett Fences"
2000Malcolm & EddieKellyEpisode: "Swooped"
2000–2002Resurrection Blvd.Victoria Santiago53 episodes
2002AliasRebecca MartinezEpisode: "Dead Drop"
Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneSgt. Joanne YarrowEpisode: "Hunted"
2003Division, TheThe DivisionRochelleEpisode: ""
FriendsOliviaEpisode: "The One with Rachel's Dream"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJaneEpisode: "All for Our Country"
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitA.D.A. Bettina AmadorEpisode: "Mother"
Nip/TuckAntonia RamosEpisode: "Antonia Ramos"
Charmed(Future) Bianca
(a Phoenix witch)
Episode: "Chris-Crossed",
Charmed's highest rated non-season-premiere episode
2004Cold CaseElisa6 episodes
2005Blind JusticeDetective Karen Bettancourt13 episodes
2006In JusticeSonya Quintano12 episodes
200724Nadia Yassir24 episodes
Nominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries (2007, 2008)
2009LifeWhitney 'Plum' PaxmanEpisode: "Initiative 38"
Storm, TheThe StormDet. Devon Williamsminiseries
2010Gates, TheThe GatesSarah Monohan13 episodes
NCIS: Los AngelesTracy KellerEpisode: "Stand-off"
2012GCBHeather Cruz10 episodes
2012Private PracticeLily Reilly1 episode
2014NCISATF Agent KeatsEpisode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"


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