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"Nichols" was an American Western series broadcast in the United States on NBC between 1971-72, set in the fictional town of Nichols, Arizona, in 1914.
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Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress and model. Nichols began modeling while attending Columbia University in New York City in the late 1990s, and transitioned into acting by the early 2000s; she had a part in the romantic drama Autumn in New York (2000) and a one-episode role in the fourth season of Sex and the City (2002). Her first major role was in the comedy Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003), and she went on to achieve wider recognition playing Rachel Gibson in the final season of the action television series Alias (2005–06) and for her role in the horror film The Amityville Horror (2005). Nichols obtained her first starring film role in the thriller P2 (2007), and found mainstream success with the science-fiction action films Star Trek (2009) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). Her other notable films include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008), Conan the Barbarian (2011), Alex Cross (2012), Raze (2013), and Inside (2016). Nichols starred in the television series Continuum (2012–15), and played notable roles in the sixth season of Criminal Minds (2010–11) and the fourth seasons of Chicago Fire (2015) and The Librarians (2017–18).
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Nichols starred as a police detective assigned to investigate the murder of a young boy in the small-scale crime drama Meskada (2010), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received a limited theatrical release in North America. In the 3-D sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian, a reimagining of the 1982 film of the same name which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nichols starred as a master of martial arts, a priestess, and the love interest of the titular character. She performed her own stunts in the high-stakes action scenes and fight sequences, but a double was used for a sex scene with co-star Jason Momoa. Filming occurred between March and July 2010 in Bulgaria, and Conan was released on August 19, 2011. Budgeted at US$90 million, the film received negative reviews, and only grossed US$48.8 worldwide. Boston Globe felt that Nichols portrayed her “pure-blooded innocent” character with the “enthusiasm of a bored office receptionist”. Nichols first guest starred in three episodes of CBS's Criminal Minds, and was then promoted as a series regular. Her role was Ashley Seaver, an FBI cadet assigned to the BAU. The casting choice came amid uproar from the series' fanbase as she was brought in to replace exiting actresses A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. However, as the season went on, viewers eventually gave her character a warm reception. “It just kind of worked. It was a long process,” she said. It was eventually announced that Nichols had been let go from the show. Nichols next starred in the independent romantic comedy A Bird of the Air (2011), where she took on the role of “a librarian who joins a highway patrolman to uncover the mysteries behind the cryptic sayings spoken by an ancient parrot.” She described the production as a “quirky, edgy love story” and felt that her part was a “departure from some of the roles I've been offered”. The film received a limited theatrical release and a mixed critical response. The New York Times remarked that the actress “is consistently appealing in the kind of role Zooey Deschanel has pretty much cornered”, while Village Voice found her character to be a “grating twit”. In Continuum, a Canadian science fiction series, Nichols starred as a police officer against a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC in the year 2012. The series premiered on Showcase on May 27, 2012, and its first episode became the highest-rated single episode ever on the network. Continuum ran for four seasons until October 9, 2015, and earned Nichols a Constellation Award and two Saturn Award nominations for Best Actress on Television. Nichols starred opposite Tyler Perry in the thriller Alex Cross (2012), as the blighted colleague of a psychologist and police lieutenant. Like Conan, her previous wide release, the film garnered negative reviews, and made a lackluster US$34.6 million worldwide. In the independent exploitation film Raze (2013), she appeared opposite Zoë Bell as women forced to fight against each other for the twisted entertainment of the wealthy elite. Nichols is credited as a executive producer in the film, and was drawn to the project for its female “empowering” message, remarking: “Give us a challenge and we’ll meet it. We’re stronger than you think we are. I loved that about it. That was what drew me to it and that’s what had always been promised”. Raze premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received a limited release in NYC and Los Angeles. She next starred with Nicolas Cage in the action thriller Rage (2014), as the wife of a reformed criminal seeking his own brand of justice after their daughter gets kidnapped. The film was released for selected theaters and VOD. In 2014, she made a one-episode appearance in the Lifetime series Witches of East End and debuted in a recurring arc in USA Network's Rush. The following year, she obtained a recurring role as a “problem employee at the law firm she works at” in the fourth season of Chicago Fire. Nichols starred in the science-fiction thriller Pandemic (2016), as a doctor who leads a group to find survivors of a worldwide pandemic. The film was released for selected theaters and VOD, and in its review, The Hollywood Reporter remarked that Nichols “attempts to adopt an attitude somewhere between shell-shocked survivor and sympathetic physician, but doesn’t manage to fulfill the role’s potential”. In Inside (2016), a Spanish-American remake of the 2007 French horror film of the same name, Nichols took on the starring role of a pregnant woman accosted in her home by an unknown woman who intends to steal her baby. The film was released in Spain cinemas on July 28, 2017, where it made US$$557,083, and in the United States on January 12, 2018. Nichols next obtained another recurring role on television; this time, that of a former librarian and guardian who has been thrust back five centuries into the past to finally move forward, in the fourth season of the TNT fantasy series The Librarians; for her four-episode performance, she received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Guest Starring Role on Television.
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