RACHEL NICHOLS (Julia) most recently wrapped production on the highly anticipated feature "Star Trek," directed by J.J. Abrams, and the action adventure "G.I. Joe," alongside Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller. Both are scheduled for release in 2009.
In 2007 Nichols starred as the lead in the thriller "P2," also starring Wes Bentley, for director Franck Khalfoun and producer Alexandre Aja. She also appeared in the sports drama "Resurrecting the Champ," with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett, and in "Charlie Wilson's War," with Tom Hanks, directed by Mike Nichols.
In 2005 and 2006 Nichols starred as Rachel Gibson in the final season of the ABC hit drama "Alias." In 2005, she starred in the Fox drama "The Inside" and, that same year, starred in the remake of the classic thriller "The Amityville Horror," produced by Michael Bay, in which she portrayed the unforgettable role of the family babysitter. This film also starred Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George.
A small-town New England native, Nichols first caught the attention of a modeling scout while attending Columbia University, from which she graduated 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 on her first-ever audition-for a "Sex and the City" episode called "The Vogue Idea," in which she guest-starred as the restaurant hostess who becomes a birthday present from Samantha to her boyfriend, Richard. She followed that with a role in "Autumn in New York," with Richard Gere. In 2003, she starred in "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd," the prequel to "Dumb and Dumber." Nichols has also guest-starred on the ABC series "In the Line of Fire."