Marisol Nichols can be seen starring as Hermione Lodge on The CW’s “Riverdale.” She can next be seen in The Valet opposite Eugenio Derbez. Earlier this year, Nichols was the female lead alongside Samuel L Jackson, Chris Rock and Max Minghella in the SAW reboot, Spiral. She appeared as the mysterious and elusive “Desert Wolf” on the popular MTV series “Teen Wolf” and had significant recurring roles as ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates on “NCIS" and Agent Natalie Colfax on the staple crime series “Criminal Minds.” Showcasing her versatile acting skills, Nichols next played the Pakistani-American Nadia Yassir, who commands CTU in Season Six of the hot series “24.” Additionally, she starred as Sarah Monahan on ABC’s “The Gates” and as Heather Cruz in the Darren Star produced ABC show “GCB” opposite Kristin Chenoweth and Leslie Bibb.
In addition to her work on screen, Nichols fights for the rights of young girls and women through her philanthropic and activism work with her non-profit organization Foundation for a Slavery Free World as well as Youth for Human Rights International. Both organizations fight to bring awareness and shine a light on modern day slavery and the commercial sexual exploitation of children on a global level, as well as here in the United States. Additionally, she produces the annual Human Rights Hero Awards, where she awards other organizations and individuals that are doing heroic work in this field.
Early in her career, Nichols landed a role in Showtime’s groundbreaking “Resurrection Boulevard,” for which she received critical acclaim for her defiant portrayal of troubled teen Victoria Santiago. After a three-year run on the show, she starred in the Steven Bochco drama “Blind Justice” as Detective Karen Bettancourt.
Her breakout role as Audrey Griswold, alongside Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo in Vegas Vacation brought her to the forefront of classic American cinema. She then appeared as Windsor College student and Omega Beta Zeta sorority girl Dawnie in horror box office thriller Scream 2, which was followed by appearances on the big screen hits Can’t Hardly Wait and Mafia! From there she went on to star opposite Martin Lawrence in Big Momma’s House 2and opposite Larry the Cable Guy in Delta Farce.
Three-time ALMA Award nominee and Latin beauty, Nichols is one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities. According to The Washington Post, she “brings spirit and even a [dash] of sizzle and easily manages to be the most magnetic presence around.” This Chicago-born beauty’s career, like her Mexican-Hungarian-Romanian roots, can be best described as deliciously diverse. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Rain.