Rachel Nichols or Rachel Emily Nichols or Rachel Kershaw is an American who is a renowned actress and model. She started her career in the late 1990s, beginning with modeling, when she was studying at Columbia University in New York. Later, in the early 2000s, she shifted to acting.


Her first major appearance was in a comedy Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which was released in 2003. She earned her recognition with the television series Alias, featuring in the role of Rachel Gibson and also for The Amityville Horror, a horror film released in 2005.

She found her mainstream success with Start Trek and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, science-fiction action films. Some of her notable films include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Conan the Barbarian, Alex Cross, Raze, and Inside and based on her television series that includes Continuum, Criminal Minds, Chicago Fire, The Librarians, The Man in the High Castle. She has been working predominantly in Hollywood. She has also won many awards, nominations and was recognized for her versatile acting skills.

Rachel Nichols Wiki/Biography

Born on 08th January 1980, Rachel Nichols is 41 years old as of 2021. Nichols was residing in Augusta, Maine, the US along with her parents. She is an American by nationality. According to her, on her father’s side, she has English and French-Canadian ancestry and on her mother’s side, it is Italian, German Northern Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

She attended Cony High School, and she also competed in the high jump. She graduated in 1998 and enrolled at Columbia University in New York City. She aimed for a career as a Wall Street analyst. She used to study economics, psychology, and drama. In the year 2003, with a double major in mathematics and economics, she graduated from Columbia.

A modeling agent approached her, and she got a modeling job in Paris. This even helped her to pay off her tuition fees. She worked for Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess, and L’Oréal on their advertising campaigns. Nicholas also hosted a series of MTV specials. In the year 2008, Nicholas announced that for now, she was not interested in modeling.

Family, Boyfriend & Relationships

Rachel Nichols’s father’s name was Jim Nichols, who was a school teacher and her mother’s name was Alison Nichols who was a homemaker. She has a younger brother named Hunter Nichols.

Rachel Nichols’s marital status is married. In the year 2008, 26th July, she married Scott Stuber, who was a film producer. They married in Aspen, Colorado. After their honeymoon, they worked on building a home in Cabo San Lucas. But shortly, in 2009, they separated due to differences. Again, in 2013, on 30th December, Nichols was engaged to Michael Kershaw, who was a real estate developer. The couple got married in the year 2014.