Marisol Nichols


Marisol Nichols Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Marisol admits to being "a total geek". She doesn't drink and doesn't smoke. She loves to read and is very much into the science-fiction genre.

    • Marisol Nichols married director Taron Lexton on April 13, 2008 at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center in Los Angeles, California. Mediterranean food and a lemon and coconut cake creation by Rosebud were served during the reception.

    • If she could work on a show of her choosing, Marisol would have liked to be part of ended show The X-Files. Her second choice would be Grey's Anatomy.

    • In 2001, Marisol hosted Comedy Comadres at the Rivercenter Comedy Club in San Antonio, Texas and the Comedy Fiesta at the Fine Arts Theater.

    • Marisol, along with celebrities John Travolta, Juliette Lewis, and Tom Cruise, is a known member of the Church of Scientology. She has completed at least 30 courses/service completions since 1997.

    • Marisol appears in the music video of Michael Duff's "When You Run".

    • In 2008, Marisol was part of the critically-acclaimed short film Struck directed by Taron Lexton. The cast also includes Kelly Preston, Erika Christensen, Jason Dohring, and Jenna Elfman among others.

    • In January 2008, Marisol became an endorser of Bally Total Fitness' campaign.

    • She received an "introducing" credit for her movie The Princess & the Barrio Boy in the year 2000, although it was her eighth movie.

    • Nichols is of Mexican, Romanian, and Hungarian descent. She can speak conversational Italian.

    • Her favorite thing to do on the 24 set in between takes is to goof around and talk to the director and the photography director.

    • Before auditioning for the role of Nadia Yassir on 24, she had also auditioned for the character named Michelle Dessler and a short-lived character named Paula.

    • Her passion for music is so much that she believes that if she ever gets a heart attack it will be from playing her stereo too loud.

    • She is very big fan and admirer of the writer Dan Brown and reads every book published by him.

    • She is a Commissioner and spokesperson for CCHR. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, public benefit organization.

    • Marisol was quoted as the "Latina Princess" by Ritmo Beat magazine and as "The Bombshell" of 2007 by Vibe Magazine, as part of their Hot 100.

    • She was on the cover page of Estylo (USA) October 2001, Volume 5, Issue 6.

    • In 2001, she was in the movie Laud Weiner. Her TV movie credits include Friends 'Til the End (1997), The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000), The Princess & the Marine (2001), and Homeland Security (2004).

    • Marisol is five feet and four inches tall.

    • Marisol is a volunteer supervisor for Criminon, an organization which focuses on the reason of criminality, seeking to rehabilitate convicts.

    • Marisol won the prestigious National Speech and Theater Companionship Award for two years while at College of DuPage. It earned her a full scholarship to study drama at Eastern Michigan University. She turned it down and decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

    • Marisol studied at Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois. She then attended College of DuPage in Glenn Ellen in the early 1990's.

    • Award Nominations:
      2001 - Most Promising Actor or Actress, Golden Eagle Award, The Princess and the Marine
      2002 - Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries, ALMA Award, The Princess and the Marine
      2005 - Spirit of the Community Award, ABLE International
      2007 - Outstanding Supporting Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, ALMA Award, 24

  • Quotes

    • Marisol: (about her passion for music) If I ever die of a heart attack, I hope it will be from playing my stereo too loud.

    • Marisol: I tend to gravitate toward roles where the woman is in a command [position]. I am not really ever accused of being shy or meek.

    • Marisol: Basically, if you are going to label someone with a chemical imbalance and say it is a physical disability-show me the lab tests. There needs to be proof that there is an imbalance-not just some teacher looking at you with a checklist.

    • Marisol (about New Orleans after Katrina): It's hard to believe I was just there and now the entire city is empty and destroyed.

    • Marisol: (on marrying Taron Lexton) I can't believe I get this man for the rest of my life. We're so happy we can hardly stand it.

    • Marisol: [Laughs] I'm not as hard and tough as the roles I get to play, which I love. I'm a total girly girl. I can be silly and goofy and laugh at the most the ridiculous things. Little tiny things I think are ridiculous and I love being goofy, and I'm a total geek!

    • Marisol: Every hiatus I've had from a drama I've done these silly, silly comedies. They're easy and they're fun, and they're just a different thing to play around with.

    • Marisol: I love being with my friends. It doesn't matter what we are doing whether it's out for coffee or staying in and playing a mean game of Mafia we always have a good time.

    • Marisol: (on establishing a career in acting) I think it's like any other business, if you work really hard and you dedicate yourself and you try to keep your life clean – it'll work out.

    • Marisol: I kind of learned not to be heartbroken over series getting canceled – because there is always another one around the corner that is great and that I will fall in love with.

    • Marisol: I love to shop! There must be a shopping gene that girls are born with. I swear it's so fulfilling... like eating a yummy piece of chocolate.

    • Marisol: (on the set of "24") It is the most laid-back atmosphere I've ever been on. You would think that we'd all have to be so serious, but we're goofing around like mad in-between takes and we might do a little dance and tell a joke, I'm always telling jokes.