Born in Augusta, Maine in 1980, Rachel studied math and economics at Columbia University. She became both a model and actress in her teenage years, and with her height at 5’10”, she was one of the more noticeable young women on the runway. In fact, her screen debut was as a model in the Richard Gere vehicle “Autumn in New York” in 2000. With her supporting role of Lisa in “The Amityville Horror” in 2005, Rachel began a steady climb to the top of the horror genre as a vying scream queen. She was among the ensemble of “The Woods” and is now leading lady material with “P2.” Rachel really developed her acting chops under Jennifer Garner on “Alias” for 17 episodes. Whether she sticks strictly to horror remains to be seen, but she has shown a flair for the outlandish (“Dumb & Dumberer”), so she could be game for anything. And with a growing fan base and stunning looks, she won’t be hard to miss.
Rachel on the Web
The ultimate web resource guide for Rachel.
TV Guide: Rachel Nichols
Photos, bio and news of Rachel.
Rachel’s page features stills from recent movies, links and a bio.
Beauty Beyond Belief
Fan site dedicated to Rachel with links to other sites.
Rachel Nichols Tribute
Up-to-date fan site with the latest information on Rachel’s whereabouts.
Shock Till You Drop.com Interview
Rachel on assuming the lead in “P2.”
TV.com Video Interview
Rachel on the show “Alias.”
Rachel discusses working on “Dumb and Dumberer.”
Rachel on the Screen
She’s credited as Model at Bar in her screen debut in “Autumn in New York” in 2000. She’s Jessica in “Dumb & Dumberer,” Lisa in “The Amityville Horror,” Special Agent Rebecca Locke for 13 episodes on “The Inside,” Trey’s Girlfriend in Steve Martin’s “Shopgirl,” Rachel Gibson on “Alias,” Donna in the TV movie “Them,” Polly in “Resurrecting the Champ,” and the lead in “P2.”
With Rachel the lead in “P2,” she continues her horror bend by following that up with another thriller/horror picture, “For Sale by Owner.” You can also see her opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the Mike Nichols film “Charlie Wilson’s War” scheduled for release this December.
“I definitely wasn’t one of the cool kids in high school. I was a dork. I was this shy, skinny, flat-chested girl with long arms. One day I looked down and I had breasts. I said, ‘Wow! How’d that happen?’ I was so excited I had to call my mom.”