Marisol Nichols (born November 2, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the sixth season of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir and as Hermione Lodge in the 2017 thriller series Riverdale.
Nichols was born in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, to a father of Hungarian and Romanian descent (whom she has never met) and a Texan mother, Maria, of Mexican ancestry. She was raised in Naperville, Illinois. She is the eldest of three siblings, having two younger brothers. A rebellious teenager, Marisol Nichols stated in an interview with AskMen.com, "I remember being 17 and looking around at some of the people that I was hanging out with, and I had this realization that if I didn't knock this off now it would become my life", and replaced her rebellious behavior with more productive activities like acting.
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 played Bahraini Princess, (Sheika) Meriam Al Khalifa in the highly anticipated, true, made-for-TV movie The Princess and the Marine. She also starred in the Showtime drama series Resurrection Blvd.. 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.
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's character will appear in the sixth episode of Season 2. She also had a cameo in Kristin Chenoweth's music video for I Want Somebody (Bitch About).
In 2012, Nichols starred in the ABC TV series GCB, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Miriam Shor.
Nichols became a member of the Church of Scientology after she was introduced to it by her chiropractor. She has been married to cinematographer/director Taron Lexton since April 13, 2008, and their child, Rain India Lexton, was born September 30, 2008. She resides in Los Angeles, California.