Austin Nichols Biography | Austin Nichols | Who is Austin Nichols?
Austin Nichols is an American actor and director, known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill.
He is also known for his roles in the films The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon. He starred as John Monad in the HBO drama series John from Cincinnati and portrayed Spencer Monroe in the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead.
Austin Nichols Age | How Old Is Austin Nichols?
Austin Nichols is an American actor and director, known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in the films The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon. He was born on 24 April 1980, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Austin is 39 years old as of 2019.
Nichols was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Austin, Texas before his first birthday. He was named after the Austin Nichols distilling company, producers of Wild Turkey bourbon.
His father, David Nichols, is a radiologist, and his mother, Kay (née Vermeulen), was a professional trick water skier. Kay was a national champion ten times and an international champion once. He has one older sister, Ashley.
He was raised near Lake Austin and attended Casis Elementary School. Nichols began competitive water skiing from the age of two. He represented the United States junior water ski team in the Pan-American Championships in 1997 and was also on the United States Junior Olympic water skiing team.
At age thirteen, he was ranked third in the world. He had intended to become a professional water skier until he injured his shoulder in Florida, and was forced to give up the sport.
While at McCallum High School in Austin, he played basketball but was “absolutely awful”. Nichols’ interest in acting was sparked when he was fifteen and began to take acting lessons. He moved to Los Angeles after high school.
His acting career began when he gate-crashed a party at the Sundance Film Festival and was signed by a manager. Nichols initially wished to attend the University of Texas, but moved to Los Angeles after his signing and enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Although Nichols had guest appearances in Sliders, Odd Man Out, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Family Law, Watching Ellie, and Wolf Lake before his graduation, his big break came in 2002 when he appeared as Brenda Chenowith’s lover in two episodes of Six Feet Under. He had previously appeared in two films, Durango Kids in 1999 and Holiday in the Sun in 2001.
In his first critically successful film role, Nichols starred as a stereotypical “frat boy” in The Utopian Society, a 2003 independent film directed by John P. Aguirre, which won several awards and some critical acclaim.
One critic wrote that Nichols “transforms himself from a cardboard jock and frat boy caricature to a likeable vulnerable human being with surprising sensibilities.” Aguirre commended Nichols as a “stellar talent” able to play his character “with total abandon to self-ego.”
Box office and critical success
In 2004, Nichols was cast as J.D., an intelligent rich kid and romantic rival to Jake Gyllenhaal’s main character in the environmental blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow. The film received negative reviews but was a box office success. Also in 2004, he appeared in Wimbledon, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany.
The film was well-received by critics, though it was only a mild success at the U.S. box office. Nichols’ acting as Jake Hammond, an arrogant tennis pro, was described as “effectively unlikeable”. For the role, Nichols had to learn tennis from scratch; he was trained to look professional by Pat Cash, who was taken aback by Nichols’ skill.
Cash observed, “It’s absolutely as good as anybody’s on the circuit. I swear to God. He hits it like a bullet. He’s our star pupil.” By the end of their training, Nichols and Bettany were able to have rallies and play points, although some of their more intricate exchanges were computer-generated.
After this success, Nichols then had a minor role in an obscure and panned 2005 film, Thanks to Gravity. Nichols followed this with short guest spots on episodes of Pasadena and Surface, before being cast in a successful 2006 film, Glory Road.
Glory Road, directed by James Gartner and starring Josh Lucas, is a film based on the true story of the 1966 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, in which Coach Don Haskins led a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history.
Nichols played one of the few white players on the team; he trained heavily for the role and had to master basketball as it was played in the 1960s, saying “I’d never been so sore in my life.” The film made $42.9 million at the box office and received mixed reviews.
The House of Usher and beyond
Nichols’ next film was the 2006 thriller The House of Usher, directed by Hayley Cloake, and based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
He played the disturbed Roderick Usher, who was described by Nichols as a “twisted, terminally ill, fucked-up guy”. The House of Usher was released in September 2007. Nichols also portrayed Neal Cassady, with Will Estes as Jack Kerouac, in the short film Luz del Mundo.
In April 2006, Nichols guest-starred in Deadwood, an HBO Western series. Shortly afterward, Nichols signed a holding deal with HBO. In August of that year, Nichols was cast as the lead in a new series, John From Cincinnati, a surfing drama created by David Milch, who also produced Deadwood.
The series began airing in June 2007 but was canceled after one season due to poor ratings and mixed critical reviews. Nichols played John Monad, a stranger who suddenly appears in a quiet surfing town. Nichols took up surfing and practiced every day for three months for this role.
In 2007, Nichols appeared in a few episodes of the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights, before being cast as Julian Baker in The CW’s teen drama One Tree Hill.
He was upgraded to series regular for the seventh season. He directed two episodes of the series including the seventh episode of the ninth and last season. In 2013, Austin landed the role of Tommy Wheeler in the Showtime series Ray Donovan.
Nichols then had a recurring role as Spencer Monroe in AMC’s horror series The Walking Dead, before being promoted to a series regular. He will recur as Sam Loomis in the fifth and final season of A&E’s drama-thriller series Bates Motel.
Austin Nichols Height | How Old is Austin Nichols?
Austin Nichols is an American actor and director, known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in the films The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon. He has a height of 6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm tall and a weight of 86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Alongside his acting career, Nichols maintains a strong interest in cinema. He keeps a log of every film he sees. He said, “I take it to the movies and write down who does the music, edits, directs, and how long the film is.”
Claire Oswalt, an ex-girlfriend, said in a 2003 interview that Nichols watches an average of 20 movies a week. He especially admires Hal Ashby, Sam Fuller, and John Ford.
He also dated actress Chloe Bennet for about 4 years. ( 2014-2017). They met each other on the set of Marvel’s “Agents of Shield.”
He was previously in a relationship with One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush and took the role of Julian Baker in the series to be closer to her. Nichols has been friends with actor Jake Gyllenhaal since the two met on the set of The Day After Tomorrow in 2004.
Nichols said in one interview, “I’ve learned a ton from Jake. He’s a really sharp guy. He told me everything about acting, the business, girls, life.”
Austin Nichols Wife | Who is Austin Nichols Married to?
The 38-year old, Austin Nichols has been in a relationship with several Hollywood stars but his relationship has never been quite a success as he has expected. The Walking Dead’s star, Austine Nichols and The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s actress Chloe Bennet broke their relationship nearly after four years of dating.
The couple was first introduced to each other while filming the ABC’s superhero show, where Nichols appeared as Bennet’s love interest. There was a rumor that the couple began dating in 2013, but they denied being in a relationship.
But later the potential couple were spotted getting close in several beautiful places and often hinted their budding romance to their fans. Apart from relationships, he is also one of the best friends of his school friend, Jake Gyllenhaal ever since the two of them met on the sets of ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ in 2004.
Moreover, Austin also dated his girlfriend, Sophia Bush. The couple relationship came out in public in the year 2006 and they split up after six years of their dating. Other than that, Austin Nichols is also a crazy cinema lover and holds a collection of over a thousand films.
Austin Nichols Walking Dead
Spencer Monroe is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and the television series of the same name, where he is portrayed by Austin Nichols.
He is the son of the Alexandria Safe-Zone leader, Douglas Monroe and his wife, Regina. He is known for being cowardly, jealous and selfish while trying to build a relationship with Andrea.
In the television series, he is the son of Deanna and Reg and has a brother named Aiden. In the TV series, He fell in love with Rosita Espinosa and started a relationship with her after she broke up with Abraham, but shortly ended when Spencer was killed by Negan.
Austin Nichols Net Worth
Austin Nichols is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2019.
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Austin Nichols Agents Of Shield
Rumors have been circulating that Chloe Bennet, star of ABC’s new hit series “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” is romantically involved with “Ray Donovan” star Austin Nichols, but the actress is denying things are that heavy.
Speaking with Us Weekly on Friday (Sept. 27), Bennet shot down the talk of romance. “Ah no, we’re good friends,” she claimed. “We met in L.A. just hanging out.”
The two began spending time together after first meeting on the west coast. Bennet’s “SHIELD” costar Elizabeth Henstridge tweeted a photo on Sept. 15 of the rumored couple amongst a group of friends with the caption, “Things that get better with age; cheese, wine, and laser tag.”
Though Bennet denies there’s more than friendship going on, she does know he’s quite a catch. “He’s a very nice guy,” she added. “He’s a cutie.”
Austin Nichols Building
Austin Nichols House is a new condo development by Kushner Companies and LIVWRK at 184 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn. The development was completed in 2017. Sales for available units range in price from $900,000 to $2,595,000. Austin Nichols House has a total of 339 units. Sizes range from 635 to 1429 square feet
Austin Nichols Holiday In The Sun
Holiday in the Sun is a 2001 American direct-to-video romantic adventure family film directed by Steve Purcell and starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as two teenagers on vacation at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Madison (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Alex (Ashley Olsen) Stewart are twin sisters from Illinois who are whisked away to Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas by their parents for winter break.
Initially, the sisters are disappointed that they didn’t get to go to Hawaii with their friends but overcome it by enjoying their newly earned freedom in the form of their own suite, as well as the pristine beaches of the Caribbean.
Alex falls for “hottie” Jordan, a worker at the resort. She’s not the only one with her eye on Jordan – the spoiled heiress, Brianna Wallace (Megan Fox) is also after him and plays dirty to get her way.
Madison, meanwhile, is being wooed by cute, but brainless, Scott, who in turn is being coached behind the scenes by Griffen, a childhood friend of Madison’s with a not-so-subtle crush, to talk to Madison and eventually get her under his thumb.
The sisters’ holiday of fun in the sun is interrupted when they cross paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts. Though their parents are keeping a close eye on them, the sisters and Griffen must find a way to clear Jordan’s name when their friend is wrongfully arrested for the crime.
But only together, they overcome everything and understand the true meaning of sisterhood, along with having a great vacation.