Happy Birthday today to Rachel Nichols, the superhot chick from Alias and a rare successful actress from Maine.
Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress, currently known for her film work and for her portrayal of CIA agent Rachel Gibson on the ABC television series Alias. Nichols was born and raised in Augusta, Maine, where she attended Cony High School. As a sophomore at Cony, she studied abroad in France. Nichols admitted to Latino Review that she "wasn't the hot chick" in high school, referring to herself instead as a "late bloomer." Upon graduation, she headed to Columbia University in New York, intent on studying psychology. While growing up, Nichols enjoyed trekking through the outdoors and being on the water and loved windsurfing, sailing and just being on the water.
According to Nichols, she stumbled into modeling accidentally: "I was in the right place at the right time and decided to give modeling a try." While posing for companies like Guess? and Abercrombie & Fitch, she also enrolled in drama classes at Columbia. She maintained a difficult schedule throughout college, balancing her studies in New York City with photo shoots in Europe. In 2002, Nichols decided to really pursue acting in earnest.
2000 Autumn in New York Model at Bar
2003 Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Jessica
2004 Debating Robert Lee Trilby Moffat
A Funny Thing Happened at the Quick Mart Jennifer
2005 The Amityville Horror Lisa
Mr. Dramatic Girl at bar
The Inside Special Agent Rebecca Locke Television series
Shopgirl Trey's girlfriend
2006 The Woods Samantha Wise
2005- 2006 Alias (17 Episodes) Rachel Gibson Television series
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Polly
P2 Angela Bridges
Charlie Wilson's War Suzanne completed
For Sale by Owner Anna Farrier Filming
2008 Explicit Ills Sonia Pre-production
Star Trek unknown Production
2009 G.I. Joe Scarlett