Rachel Emily Nichols is a well-known name in the American entertainment industry. The actress and model aged 40 started her modeling career during her time at Columbia, which included doing photoshoots in Europe.
Rachel started her career as an actor by snagging the restaurant hostess role on the HBO situation comedy,Sex and the City, in 1998, with her very first audition. Shortly after, the American actress grabbed her first-ever major film role in the 2003 comedy Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd. Nichols was ranked #28 in Maxim magazine’s top 100 Sexiest Women the same year.
By now, the actress has done a lot of TV shows and films. Having more than 22 movies included in her career, she holds an amazing record. Let’s have a look at some of the most famous movies by the actress.
1. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd (2003)
When Harry met Lloyd is the second part of the series Dumb and Dumberer. It is a 2003 American film which is full of comedy. This is one of the famous movies in comedy films that got a lot of success. It is about two best friends Harry and Lloyd, who went to the same regular school in the first part of Dumb and Dumberer 1986. Later on, after years, they accidentally met and became best friends. They then seem to have a crush on the same girl Jessica Matthews (Nichols Rachel).
Harry and Lloyd promised not to fight over a woman. But their feelings towards Jessica Matthews almost made them argue over everything. Harry was covered with mud due to the fight and walked away. He was hit by a Mercedes owned by Jessica’s father, who recognized them from a previous event and thoughthis car was covered in feces. Harry and Lloyd walked away casually. And none of them gets Jessica as their girlfriend as she already had a boyfriend.
2. Debating Robert Lee (2004)
The 2004 independent film, Debating Robert Lee, is directed by Dan Polier, who also took part in writing with Matthew Klein. The story revolves around a group of jaded high school teenagers. Rachel Nichols plays the role of Trilby Moffat. Most teenagers on the team are taking debate as an extra need to graduate with great remarks. But the best debate teacher in the country, Robert Lee, believes that these teenagers can aspire to more. The movie was not a super-duper hit on the box-office but did quite well.
3. The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Amityville Horror is an American horror film released in 2005. The film was directed by Andrew Douglas and written by Scott Kosar. It is a remake of a film based on the same novel, which was made in 1979. This one is the seventh part of The Amityville Horror series.
Nichols Rachel had a minor role in this film. She played the role of a babysitter and acted amazingly in the film. Due to her small but impressive role, Nichols was nominated in teen choice awards for scream scene in a movie and MTV award for the best terrified performance in the movie.
4. The Woods (2006)
American Supernatural horror film, The Woods, was released in 2006. It is directed by Lucky McKee and includes big stars like Patricia Clarkson, Agnes Bruckner, and Rachel Nichols. The movie was set in 1965, and the plot revolves around a wayward teenage girl. She is sent to a New England all-girls private high school. The school has an ominous secret related to the staff, history, and woods surrounding the school. Rachel Nichols plays the role of Samantha Wise. It received positive reviews from the critics and an average rating of 6.43 out of 10.
Rachel Nichols is a veteran actress who has done versatile roles in her career. Aside from films, she has also done several short films and TV series. And The Woods is one of her best horror films.
5. P2 (2007)
P2, a horror-thriller film released in 2007, is the directional debut of Franck Khalfoun. He also co-wrote the movie with producers Alexandra Aja and Gregory Levasseur. The plot of the movie is set on Christmas Eve. Rachel Nichols is shown as a young and beautiful businesswoman in this movie that revolves around how she gets trapped in an underground parking garage in midtown Manhattan. There, she gets pursued by a psychopathic unhinged security guard who is madly obsessed with her.
Although the film received mixed reviews, Rachel’s character made the movie moderately successful at the box office.
6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is an American comedy-drama film that came out in 2008. This film is a follow-up to The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, made in 2005. It is based on the fourth novel of the 2007 book series, Forever in Blue.
Nichols Rachel has played a minor role as Julia, a Yale student. She is a fellow of main starring actor America Ferrera who then became kind of enemies. America Ferrara, who is Carmen in the film, goes to attend a workshop with her tall, blonde Yale fellow, Julia. There, they find that they are not friends because they are jealous of each other due to a boy and so they don’t like each other. Rachel Nichols does not have a lot of part in the movie but little.
7. Star Trek into Darkness (2009)
Rachel Nichols is well known for her role as Gaila in the 2009 American Science fiction action film. The movie is about the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built. A novice crew aboard the USS Enterprise and take off for their first experience. This path takes them on an encounter with Nero, a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind.
If humanity would survive, James T. Kirk, the rebellious young officer and the coolly logical Vulcan named Spock, must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.Gaila, the Orion cade who spent some quality time with the Kirk! Fans fall in love seeing the genre veteran in an entirely new role.
8. G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
The rise of Cobra is a popular American fiction based action American film of 2009. The movie is made based on inspiration from a science-fiction comic book series. It is about a toy franchise, and the toy line is named “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.” RachelNichols was cast as Shana Scarlett O’Hara in this film. As it was a toy action movie, her role was to fight, and thus she had to wear 15 pounds (around 6.8kgs) of weight. She also had to practice martial arts for her action role with her co-worker Sienna Miller. Nichols worked with passion, and she was happy about her role even though a flame hurt her during the shooting.