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Marisol Nichols Biography

Birth Name:
Marisol Pachnik
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made her big-screen debut as Audrey Griswold in the fourth installment of the Chevy Chase Vacation series, Vegas Vacation (1997)
  • Earned a Golden Eagle Award for Most Promising Actress for her portrayal of troubled teen Victoria Santiago on the Showtime drama Resurrection Blvd
  • CTU Chief of Staff Nadia Yassir was the fourth role that she auditioned for on the Fox thriller series 24
  • Has said pronouncing Arabic words and memorizing technical lines were two of the biggest challenges she faced on 24
  • Starred on several short-lived ABC dramas, including Blind Justice, In Justice and The Gates
  • Spokesperson for the Church of Scientology-associated Criminon, which assists in inmate rehabilitation, and the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a mental-health watchdog group
  • Is of Hungarian, Romanian and Latin American descent, but is often cast as Middle Eastern characters