Marisol Nichols

Marisol Nichols (born November 2, 1973)[1] is an American actress, known for her roles as Nadia Yassir on the Fox series 24 and Hermione Lodge on the CW drama series Riverdale.

Marisol Nichols
Nichols in 2018
Born (1973-11-02) November 2, 1973
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Years active1996–present
Andrea Forrentino
(m. 1999, divorced)
Taron Lexton
(m. 2008; filed for divorce 2018)

Early life

Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Naperville, Illinois,[2] with her mother (an American of Mexican ancestry), and her stepfather Randy.[3][4] Her biological father is a Flamenco dancer, who is of Romanian-Hungarian descent.[5] She is the oldest of three siblings, having two younger brothers.


In 1996, she appeared in episodes of Due South and Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1997 she made her movie debut in the film Vegas Vacation with Chevy Chase. She also had supporting roles in the films Scream 2, Friends 'Til the End, Can't Hardly Wait, Jane Austen's Mafia and The Sex Monster.

From 2000 to 2002, she starred in the Showtime drama series Resurrection Blvd.. In 2001, she played Bahraini Princess, (Sheika) Meriam Al Khalifa in the made-for-TV movie The Princess and the Marine. In 2003, she made guest appearances on episodes of Friends, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Nip/Tuck and Charmed. Marisol's Charmed episode, "Chris-Crossed," was the show's 'highest-rated non-season-premiere episode'. In 2006, she appeared in six episodes of Cold Case and starred in the film Big Momma's House 2.

She starred in the short-lived TV series Blind Justice in 2005 and In Justice, in 2006. In 2007, she starred in 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir. In 2008, she starred in the film Felon with Stephen Dorff.

In 2010, Nichols portrayed Sarah Monahan in the short-lived supernatural crime drama The Gates, a summer series on ABC.[6]

She also was a guest star in an episode NCIS: Los Angeles in 2010, as Tracy Keller, former partner and potential romantic interest for Special Agent G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell). Nichols' character appears in the sixth episode of Season 2.[7] She also had a cameo in Kristin Chenoweth's music video for "I Want Somebody (Bitch About)". Nichols also portrayed "The Desert Wolf" on MTV's show Teen Wolf.

In 2012, Nichols starred in the ABC TV series GCB, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Miriam Shor.[8]

Personal life

Circa 1997,[2] Nichols became a member of the Church of Scientology after she was introduced to it by her chiropractor.[3] On November 18, 1999, she married Andrea Forrentino, whom she met in Italy while she was filming the movie My Father's Shoes.[2][9] After that marriage ended, Nichols married cinematographer/director Taron Lexton on April 13, 2008.[10] Their daughter Rain India Lexton was born September 30, 2008.[11] Nichols resides in Los Angeles, California.[12] In November 2018, Nichols filed for divorce.[9][13]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Vegas Vacation Audrey Griswold
Scream 2 Dawnie
Friends 'Til the End Alison
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Groupie
Jane Austen's Mafia Carla
1999 The Sex Monster Lucia
Bowfinger Young Actress at Audition
2000 The Princess & the Barrio Boy Sirena Garcia
2001 The Princess and the Marine Meriam Al Khalifa Nominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress
Laud Weiner Laud's Assistant
2003 The Road Home Stephanie
2004 Homeland Security Agent Jane Fulbar
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Liliana Morales
2007 Delta Farce Maria
2008 Struck Jamie Short film
Felon Laura Porter
2013 The Program (SSR-7) Commander Montgomery Short film
2016 Lost Girls Romina Short film
2018 Cucuy: The Boogeyman Rebecca Martin
2020 The Organ Donor Capt. Angie Garza Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1996 My Guys Angela TV Pilot
Due South Melissa Episode: "Some Like It Red"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Wendy Stevens Episode: "Ray of Hope"
1997 ER Angie Episode: "The Long Way Around"
Diagnosis: Murder Sally Tremont Episode: "Malibu Fire"
1998 Cybill Book Store Clerk Episode: "Fine Is Not a Feeling"
1999 Odd Man Out Lauren Episode: "The First Girlfriend's Club"
Boy Meets World Kelly
  • 2 episodes:
  • "The Honeymoon Is Over"
  • "Pickett Fences"
2000 Malcolm & Eddie Kelly Episode: "Swooped"
2000–02 Resurrection Blvd. Victoria Santiago 53 episodes
2002 Alias Rebecca Martinez Episode: "Dead Drop"
The Twilight Zone Sgt. Joanne Yarrow Episode: "Hunted"
2003 The Division Rochelle Episode: ""
Friends Olivia Episode: "The One with Rachel's Dream"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jane Episode: "All for Our Country"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Bettina Amador Episode: "Mother"
Nip/Tuck Antonia Ramos Episode: "Antonia Ramos"
Charmed (Future) Bianca
(a Phoenix witch)
Episode: "Chris-Crossed",
Charmed's highest rated non-season-premiere episode
2004 Cold Case Elisa 6 episodes
2005 Blind Justice Detective Karen Bettancourt 13 episodes
2006 In Justice Sonya Quintano 12 episodes
2007 24 Nadia Yassir 24 episodes
Nominated—ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries (2007, 2008)
2009 Life Whitney 'Plum' Paxman Episode: "Initiative 38"
The Storm Det. Devon Williams miniseries
2010 The Gates Sarah Monohan 13 episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles Tracy Keller Episode: "Stand-off"
2012 GCB Heather Cruz 10 episodes
Private Practice Lily Reilly Episode: "The World According to Jake"
2014–15 NCIS ATF Special Agent Zoe Keats Episodes: "Parental Guidance Suggested", "The Enemy Within", "No Good Deed"
2015–2016 Teen Wolf The Desert Wolf Recurring role
2015–16 Criminal Minds Agent Natalie Colfax Episodes: "The Witness", "A Badge and a Gun"
2017–present Riverdale Hermione Lodge[14] Main role

Music Videos

Year Artist Song Notes
2011 Kristin Chenoweth "I Want Somebody (Bitch About)" Directed by Roman White


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  2. Lavin, Cheryl (July 2, 2000). "Marisol Nichols". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on November 9, 2018. I've been married since Nov. 18 to Andrea Forrentino.
  3. "Questions". Marisol Nichols official website. Archived from the original on March 12, 2008.
  4. "Marisol Nichols Baby Shower". Zimbio. August 1, 2000. Archived from the original on July 17, 2018 via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America.
  5. Gire, Dann (January 24, 2017). "'Riverdale' star from 'burbs survived drama of her own". Daily Herald.
  6. Barton, Steve (May 19, 2010). "Extended HD Promo for ABC's The Gates". Archived from the original on October 1, 2015.
  7. Keck, William (September 8, 2010). "Keck's Exclusives: Marisol Nichols Romances NCIS: LA's O'Donnell".
  8. Wagner, Curt (March 1, 2012). "Marisol Nichols plays mostly nice for laughs in 'GCB'". Chicago Tribune RedEye. Archived from the original on November 9, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  9. Calvario, Liz (November 7, 2018). "'Riverdale' Star Marisol Nichols Files For Divorce From Estranged Husband". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved November 9, 2018. Note: While Nichols in the Chicago Tribune (July 2, 2000) gives a marriage date of November 18, 1999, Entertainment Tonight gives marriage years of 1995 to 1998.
  10. Doven, Michael (April 14, 2008). "24's Marisol Nichols Gets Married". People. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  11. Staff (September 30, 2008). "Marisol Nichols Welcomes Daughter Rain India". People. Archived from the original on November 9, 2018. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  12. "Marisol Nichols – Nadia Yassir". Fox Broadcasting. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007.
  13. Goldstein, Joelle (November 7, 2018). "Riverdale's Marisol Nichols Files for Divorce from Husband of 10 Years Taron Lexton". People. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  14. Andreeva, Nellie (March 4, 2016). "'Riverdale' CW Pilot Casts Marisol Nichols As Hermione Lodge".
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