Attended and graduated from Columbia University with a double major in math and economics.
Modelled for Guess?, Abercrombie & Fitch, L'Oreal and Nicole Miller.
Received the first role she auditioned for, as the restaurant hostess on Sex and the City (1998).
Attended and graduated from Cony High School, where she competed in the high jump.
Yahoo! Model of the Month. [September 2000]
Ranked #28 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2003 list.
Married producer Scott Stuber on July 26, 2008 in Aspen, Colorado.
Daughter of James and Alison Nichols.
Had a body double for her sex scene in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
Her father has English and French-Canadian ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of three-quarters Italian and one-quarter German descent, while her maternal grandmother had English, Scottish and Northern Irish ancestry.
Nichols and her Star Trek (2009) co-star Zoe Saldana both went on to work with Stephen Lang. Saldana, with Lang in Avatar (2009); Nichols, with Lang in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
On December 30, 2013, she became engaged to real estate developer Michael Kershaw.
Born on the same date as Sam Riley.