Three-time ALMA Award nominee, Chicago-born Latina bombshell Marisol Nichols is set to make her prime time television return in the highly addictive new series Riverdale (SUNDAYS, 9pm), the CW's subversive take on the Archie comic book series which was just picked up for a second season. premieres Thursday, January 26th at 9pm. Set in present time and described as a cross between Archie andTwin Peaks, Riverdale is dark, eerie, and circles around the lives of "Archie" (KJ Apa), "Betty" (Lili Reinhart), "Veronica" (Camila Mendes) and their friends and family, exploring the surrealism of small-town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome façade.
Nichols plays "Hermione Lodge," Veronica's upscale mother who has now returned to Riverdale with her daughter, eager to start afresh following the scandalous incarceration of her husband and harboring dark secrets.
Nichols is no stranger to television, having a substantial resume that includes a lead role in the Darren Star-produced ABC comedy series GCB opposite Annie Potts, Kristin Chenoweth and Leslie Bibb and a lead role on Showtime's groundbreaking series Resurrection Boulevard, where she received media attention and acclaim for her portrayal of troubled teen "Victoria Santiago." Showing off her versatile acting skills Nichols next landed the role as Pakastani-American "Nadia Yassir," commanding CTU in season six of 24. Most recently Nichols had a reoccurring arc on the fan-favorite MTV scripted drama Teen Wolf as the elusive and trained assassin "Desert Wolf" and on NCIS as "ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates."
Nichols hasn't ignored the silver screen either; her breakout role as Chevy Chases' daughter, "Audrey Griswold," in VEGAS VACATION eventually lead to roles in SCREAM 2, CAN'T HARDLY WAIT, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2 and FELON opposite Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer, which has consistently garnered award recognition and critical acclaim.
In addition to her work on screen, Nichols has been fighting for the rights of kids and women for over a decade as co-founder of FOUNDATION FOR A SLAVERY FREE WORLDand spokesperson for YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL, non-profit organizations that fight
modern slavery and human trafficking. For the third year in a row, Nichols hosted and produced "THE HUMAN RIGHTS HERO AWARDS" this past summer.
Nichols is quickly becoming Hollywood's hottest commodity. According to The Washington Post, she "brings spirit and even a [dash] of sizzle and easily manages to be the most magnetic presence around." Vibe Magazine named her "The Bombshell" as part of theirHot 100. Nichol's career, like her Mexican-Hungarian-Romanian roots, can best be described as deliciously diverse. Without a doubt, Nichols is a bona fide superstar and is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's leading ladies. We would love to look at doing a feature with Marisol on her role in the CW's Riverdale.
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