Marisol Nichols

Marisol Nichols was a true Hollywood success story, moving from a life of crime and poverty to a regularly working character actress, before achieving her biggest success at the age of 43. Nichols was born on November 2, 1973, in Chicago, IL. Nichols was a rebellious teenager who ran with a rough crowd, but eventually came to her senses, reforming her ways and turning towards acting as a positive outlet. In 1996, she made her acting debut on episodes of "Due South" (CBS, 1994-1999) and "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000), before making her film debut alongside Chevy Chase in the comedy "Vegas Vacation" (1997) the following year. It wasn't long before Nichols was on a winning streak, appearing in a number of films, including "Scream 2" (1997), "Friends 'Til the End" (1997), "Can't Hardly Wait" (1998), "Jane Austen's Mafia!" (1998), "The Sex Monster" (1999), and "Bowfinger" (1999). Following that, she went on an equally successful run of TV appearances, on shows such as "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999-2010), "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-2010), "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010). Nichols scored her biggest role in 2007, playing Special Agent Nadia Yassir on the fifth season of "24" (FOX, 2001-2010). More TV guest roles followed, on programs like "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, 2009-), "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-2013), and "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005-), before landing her biggest role yet, playing Hermione Lodge, the mysterious heiress and single mother to Veronica Lodge, on the surprise hit teen drama "Riverdale" (The CW, 2016-), a dark update of the Archie comics universe.