LOOP00550a1aRachel Nichols (Fiona) first caught the attention of a modeling scout while attending the prestigious Columbia University in New York City where she earned a degree with a double-major in math and economics. After campaigns with such brands as Guess, L’Oreal, Abercrombie & Fitch and Nicole Miller, she broke into the world of acting when her agent sent her out to audition for for Sex and the City. Though it was the first audition she had ever been on, she was offered the role for The Vogue Idea episode as the restaurant hostess who became the birthday present from Kim Catrall to her boyfriend.

She followed that role with Autumn in New York with Richard Gere, and in 2003, she starred in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. She went on to guest star on the ABC series In the Line of Fire and starred in the Fox drama The Inside. She had a breakout performance in the last season of the ABC hit drama Alias as Rachel Gibson, who worked with in the special ops division of the CIA.

Nichols joined the ensemble cast of Warner Brother’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 starring America Ferrera and Blake Lively. She has also starred in Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, directed by Mike Nichols.

She recently starred in two summer blockbusters: She was able to once again work with Alias creator JJ Abrams in the reinvention of the Star Trek franchise in the role of Galia; and she showed her tougher side as Scarlett in the live action thriller GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, alongside Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans. She also stars in the independent feature film Meskada, directed by Joshua Sternfeld, which premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.In 2010-11 she was a series regular onCriminal Minds, playing Agent Ashley Seaver, and will appear in the action-fantasy film Conan, directed by Marcus Nispel, to be released in Summer 2011.

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