Marisol Nichols life and biography

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Marisol Nichols biography

Date of birth : 1973-11-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-15
Credited as : actress, 24,

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Marisol Nichols is an American actress best known for her role in the sixth season of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir.

Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, to a father of Romanian and Hungarian descent and a Texan mother of Spanish and Mexican ancestry. She was raised in Naperville, Illinois. She is the oldest of three siblings, having two younger brothers. A rebellious teenager, 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.

In 1996, Marisol Nichols began working on the small screen giving guest appearances on the TV series "My Guys," "Due South" and "Beverly Hills, 90210." The next year, she appeared on made-for-TV movie Friends 'Til the End (starring Shannen Doherty) and guest starred on an episode of the hit medical drama "ER" and CBS original mystery series "Diagnosis: Murder." She also made her big screen debut in Stephen Kessler's comedy Vegas Vacation (1997), as Audrey Griswold, the teenage daughter of the fictitious Griswold family (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo played her parents while Ethan Embry as her teen brother).

Following her film debut, Marisol went to join David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Wes Craven's teen horror Scream 2 (1997) and with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Seth Green in Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan's high school comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998). She subsequently was seen in Jim Abrahams' primarily spoof of The Godfather movie, Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998; starring Jay Mohr), writer-director Mike Binder's comedy The Sex Monster (1999; starring Mike Binder and Mariel Hemingway) and Frank Oz's comedy Bowfinger (1999; starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy). Meanwhile, she was spotted as a guest on a September 1999 episode of the comedy show "Odd Man Out" and had a recurring role on ABC's sitcom "Boy Meets World."

The new millennium saw the fetching Marisol appeared on an episode of UPN's sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie" before starring as Sirena, a devoted swimmer and the privileged daughter of a wealthy L.A. contractor who has a romance with a boy (played by Nicholas Gonzalez) from the wrong side of town, in the touching romantic drama The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000; TV). Afterward, she portrayed Meriam Al-Khalifa, a Bahraini princess who had forbidden love with a U.S. Marine (played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar), in the true story-based TV movie The Princess & the Marine (2001). She also played a role in writer-director Philip Euling's 4-minute comedy Laud Weiner (2001; starring David Hyde Pierce), which won Best Short Film at the Wine Country Film Festival in 2002.

Marisol spent the following years guest starring in a number of TV series, including ABC's spy-fi series starring Jennifer Garner, "Alias," the brief-lived sci-fi drama "The Twilight Zone," Lifetime's popular cop drama "The Division" and NBC's hit sitcom "Friends." And after appearing in Drew Johnson's classic Americana love story movie The Road Home (2003), Marisol again gave guest spots in such acclaimed series as CBS' Emmy Award-winning crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," NBC's cop drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," FX Networks' drama starring Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon, "Nip/Tuck," and The WB's supernatural drama "Charmed." She also costarred with Scott Glenn and Tom Skerritt in Homeland Security, a war drama TV movie which was intended as a pilot for a series which never materialized.

In 2004, Marisol had a recurring role as Elisa on CBS' an hour-long fictional show about a police division that specializes in investigating unsolved crimes, "Cold Case" and played Detective Karen Bettancourt on ABC's brief-lived crime drama "Blind Justice" in 2005. Recently, moviegoers caught her appearing as head FBI agent Liliana Morales in John Whitesell's comedy film Big Momma's House 2 (2006), starring Martin Lawrence.

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