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Rachel Nichols in Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Rachel Nichols in Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

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. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... The CIAs seal features an eagle atop a sixteen-point compass. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alias is an American SpyFi television series, created by J. J. Abrams. ...

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Early Life, College, & Modeling

Nichols was born and raised in Augusta, Maine, where she attended Cony High School. As a sophomore at Cony, she studied abroad in France, an experience that would, in hindsight, prepare her well for her future career. Surprisingly, given her current status as a top model and actress, Nichols admitted to Latino Review that she "wasn't the hot chick" in high school, referring to herself as a "late bloomer."[1] Upon graduation, she headed to Columbia University in New York, intent on studying psychology. Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul or mind, logos/-ology = study of) is an academic and applied field involving the study of the mind, brain, and behavior, both human and nonhuman. ...


It was at Columbia where the events fell into place that determined Nichols' current career path. 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," she would later say.[2] It wasn't very long before she was posing for companies like Guess? and Abercrombie & Fitch, while also enrolling in drama classes at Columbia, never knowing when she might need them. She maintained a difficult schedule throughout college, balancing her studies in New York City with photo shoots in Europe. On top of all that, Nichols decided in 2002 to really pursue acting in earnest. Guess? is a name-brand clothing line that uses a question mark as its emblem. ... Abercrombie & Fitch Summer 2006 Abercrombie & Fitch is a specialty retailer encompassing four brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister Co. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


Acting Career

At first, Nichols appeared in various television shows in bit parts (her first auditioned role, which she won, was that of an orgy-loving restaurant hostess in a 2002 episode of Sex and the City), but later that year she won the role of Jessica (the dogged school-newspaper reporter) in Dumb and Dumberer. She left Columbia midway through her last semester to shoot the picture, but still managed to graduate on time despite the demanding modeling schedule. She wrote two term papers and took the final exam of her undergraduate career just days before shipping all of her things to Atlanta, where Dumberer was being filmed. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sex and the City was a popular American cable television program based on the book of the same name. ... Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is a comedy film that is the prequel to 1994s hit comedy Dumb & Dumber. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Dumberer was a theater flop, but Nichols turned heads with both her beauty (a known commodity at that point) and her acting skills, which were a surprise to all involved. If the Jessica role seemed natural to Nichols, it was because she herself had been an editor with the school newspaper back in Augusta. After her appearance in Dumberer, Hollywood began to seriously notice Nichols, as she has since earned roles in the television series Line of Fire, plus the 2005 horror movies The Amityville Horror and The Woods. Line of Fire is a political drama television series that was broadcast on ABC for 11 episodes in the winter of 2003-2004. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... The original 1970s cover of The Amityville Horror The Amityville Horror is the title of a best-selling book by the author Jay Anson which was published in 1977. ... The Woods is a 2005 film directed by Lucky McKee. ...

Nichols on Alias
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Nichols on Alias

In 2004, FOX planned to develop a show vaguely reminiscent of their first hit drama, 21 Jump Street. They enlisted Todd & Glenn Kessler (of Robbery Homicide Division) to create the show, tentatively named The Inside. The Kesslers cast Nichols as a 22-year-old federal agent who impersonates a high-school girl in an undercover operation; they also cast Fastlane's Peter Facinelli and model Willa Holland, and shot a pilot. The pilot underwhelmed studio execs, though, and FOX brought in Angel writer Tim Minear to re-tool the concept; Minear ended up purging the entire cast, save for Nichols. While some sources said that Nichols was kept on because FOX pressured Minear to do so, Minear stood by a different story: "Even if [Nichols] wasn't already living in this show when I got there I'd have cast her. [She's] a star in the making, I feel. And an unspoiled delight..." he told Variety. ImageMetadata File history File links Rachel-Gibson_small. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Rachel-Gibson_small. ... Alias is an American SpyFi television series, created by J. J. Abrams. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), but rarely as FBC, is a television network in the United States. ... 21 Jump Street was an hour long police drama television series, developed by Fox Television Network. ... The Inside Promotional Shot Rachel Nichols as FBI Agent Rebecca Locke The Inside was a 2005 television series on the FOX Network. ... Fastlane is an action TV series that was broadcast on Fox from 2002 to 2003. ... A publicity photograph of Peter Facinelli. ... Willa Holland Willa Holland (born June 18, 1991) is an American model and actress. ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Tim Minear (born October 29, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director. ... Variety (linguistics) is a concept that includes for instance dialects, standard language and jargon. ...


The new concept more closely echoed Silence of the Lambs than Jump Street, and Nichols' character had dramatically changed as well: now she was rookie Special Agent Rebecca Locke, assigned to Los Angeles' FBI Violent Crimes Unit, an elite group of criminal profilers charged with tracking the most dangerous of serial offenders. Another new wrinkle was that Nichols' character now had a marked similarity to the back-story of Elizabeth Smart, including a history of suffering, kidnapping, and abuse. The summer 2005 series received mixed reviews and a limited run, though the performances of Nichols (who says she "tested mostly for high school parts" before winning The Insideˈs lead role) and co-star Peter Coyote received generally favorable marks from critics. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in the film version The Silence of the Lambs is a novel by Thomas Harris, his second to feature sociopath psychiatrist and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Offender profiling, or more scientifically, psychological profiling, is a behavioral and investigative tool that helps investigators to profile an unknown subject (unsub) or offender(s). ... This photo of Elizabeth Smart was widely distributed after her abduction from her bedroom in June of 2002. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Coyote Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon October 10, 1941 in New York City) is the cofounder, with Emmett Grogan, of the San Francisco Diggers and veteran of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. ...


After the failed FOX series, Nichols quickly found work on the ABC series Alias in the fall of 2005. Nichols plays Rachel Gibson, a computer expert duped into thinking she works for the CIA, when in fact she is working for a dangerous terrorist organization. Discovering the truth, Nichols' character later joins the real CIA and becomes Sydney Bristow's protégé, complete with undercover missions and martial arts scenes -- which Nichols had to work hard to make realistic, struggling at first with the stunts. [3] Coincidentally, Alias marks the second series in a row in which Nichols portrays a government agent. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alias is an American SpyFi television series, created by J. J. Abrams. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... Sydney Anne Bristow, played by Jennifer Garner, is the main character on the television series, Alias. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


Although ABC announced the cancellation of Alias effective in May 2006, Nichols' character was created as a possible replacement for series star Jennifer Garner's Sydney, had the actress chosen to leave the show or scale back her involvement in the series (this, in fact, did begin to occur as the season progressed and Garner's real-life pregnancy prevented her from taking part in many action sequences). Alias returned to ABC on April 19, 2006, after a four-month hiatus. Garner at the Daredevil premiere Jennifer Anne Garner (born on April 17, 1972) is an American film and television actress. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

  • Eye Color: Blue-Gray
  • Has appeared in numerous magazines including Maxim
  • Was ranked #28 (2003) in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women
  • Is given "Special Thanks" status in the credits of the 2005 movie The Outdoorsmen: Blood, Sweat & Beers

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Filmography

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Notes

  1.   From 2002 interview at LatinoReview.com (full text here)
  2.   From 2000 story at Yahoo! (full text here)

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Rachel Nichols (actress) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (974 words)
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.
At first, Nichols appeared in various television shows in bit parts (her first auditioned role, which she won, was that of an orgy-loving restaurant hostess in a 2002 episode of Sex and the City), but later that year she won the role of Jessica (the dogged school-newspaper reporter) in Dumb and Dumberer.
Nichols plays Rachel Gibson, a computer expert duped into thinking she works for the CIA, when in fact she is working for a dangerous terrorist organization.
AskMen.com - Rachel Nichols pics (476 words)
Rachel Emily Nichols was born on January 8, 1980, in Augusta, Maine.
Rachel headed to New York's Columbia University, where she studied economics and psychology, and threw in some drama classes to increase her acting abilities.
While Rachel Nichols is sure to get more roles in the future, she has thus far established that she's someone to watch, and not just for her looks.
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