Austin and One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush dated after she divorced Chad Murray.
Austin is a cinephile.
Some of Austin's idols are Hal Ashby, Sam Fuller, and John Ford.
Austin's parents are David and Kay. His dad is a radiologist and his mother is a professional water skier.
Austin had planned to become a professional water skier until he injured his shoulder.
Austin and Claire Oswalt had been dating for seven years before breaking off their engagement in 2004.
Austin was ranked Teen People's 32nd hottest guy (October 2004).
Austin's favorite type of food is Mexican.
Austin's favorite singer is Bob Dylan.
When Austin was 8, he use to stand in front of the TV and recite monolouges.
Austin enjoys golf, tennis and horseback riding.
Austin's movie The House of Usher was screened at the Boston Film Festival on September 8-15, 2006.
Austin was a competitive water skier. In 1997, he represeted the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team in the Pan-American Championships. At one point, he was ranked #3 in the World Junior Rankings list in the Tricks event. He also skied in the Junior U.S. Masters Championships twice.
Austin shares his birthday with Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects, Kelly Clarkson, Djimon Hounsou, and Melinda Clarke.
He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002 with a degree in creative writing.
Austin Nichols was raised in Austin, Texas from birth until the age of 18.
Austin is 6'2" (1.88 m) tall.
Austin Nichols played Jack Hammond in the 2004 movie Wimbledon.
Austin Nichols stared as Sammy in the 1999 movie Durango Kids.
Austin (On why he was on crutches summer of 2006): I broke my leg skateboarding while getting ready for the show. I tried to keep it a secret, I told them I twisted my ankle which was a massive lie. I was worried that if I was hurt they would try to get someone else so I just lied. I healed enough in time to shoot the surfing scenes.
Austin (On David Mich, the creator of John From Cincinnati): David is like nobody I have ever seen or worked with before. I have this incredible respect for him and at the same time anger for him. He is so creative and brilliant but also so demanding. I think a good way to describe David would be to call him a "Gentle Dictator" -- he really is both sides of the coin.
Austin (On Day After Tomorrow co-star Jake Gyllenhaal): I've learned a ton from Jake. He's a really sharp guy. He told me everything about acting, the business, girls, life.