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Rachel Emily Nichols (born 1980) is an American actress and model known for starring in movies such as ''Dumb and Dumberer'', ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror (2005)'', ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', ''Film/StarTrek (2009)'', ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' and TV's ''Series/{{Alias}}'' and ''Series/{{Continuum}}''.

She attended Columbia University. Nichols studied economics and psychology, as well as drama, graduating from Columbia in 2003 with a double major in math and economics.

During that time, she began modeling, launching a successful career with work for such high-profile companies as Guess?, Abercrombie & Fitch and L'Oreal.

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!!Associated Tropes:

* ActionGirl: Many of her roles are considerably badass females.
* DumbBlonde: Averted, as her double major in math and economics from Columbia can attest.
* DyeingForYourArt: She's a natural blonde but she dyed her hair red in GI: Joe and Star Trek, and brunette in Continuum.
** She also dyed her '''skin''' green for Star Trek.
* MsFanservice: Many of her roles qualify, but the white dress she wore for the majority of ''P2'' takes the cake.
* NerdsAreSexy: Her characters are often as smart and sexy as Rachel herself.
* OutdoorsyGal: She said that her family had a TV with only 4 channels, there wasn't really much on, so she spent most of her time outdoors.
* SpyCatsuit: In GI: Joe and Continuum.
* Main/StatuesqueStunner: At 5'10 she definitely qualifies as statuesque. And stunner... Just look at her picture!