Austin Nichols

Inside Biography


Austin Nichols is an American actor and director. He was known for his role in the 2004 post apocalyptic thriller film, The Day After Tomorrow. He gained additional fame for his role in 'John from Cincinnati'. Besides, he is also known for his characters in the films 'The Day After Tomorrow' and 'Wimbledon'.

Early Life and Education

The famous actor, Austin Nichols was born on April 24, 1980, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the US, to a radiologist father, David Nichols, and Kay. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Austin is a White American actor. His family moved to Taxes when he was a year old. He was raised up there along with his older sister Ashely.

Austin’s mother Ann is a former professional trick water skier, ten times national champion and an international champion. He attended Casis Elementary school and started with water skiing at the age of two.

After that, Nichols was listed third in the world in skiing, when he was 13-year old. However, his trick water skier career came to a bitter halt when he injured his shoulder in a tournament in Florida. Following his recovery, he studied at McCallum High School and tried to play basketball but he wasn’t able to play as the injured shoulder didn’t allow him to compete with other players.

Nichols later moved to the University of South California and majored in English holding the degree in  Bachelor of Arts. By that time he had developed a lot of acting and started to take acting lessons.

Professional Career

Austin Nichols began his acting career when he gate-crashed a party at the Sundance Film Festival and was signed by the manager. He first gained popularity after featuring the character of Brenda Chenowith’s love in two episodes of Six Feet Under. Later, Nichols featured the character of “frat boy” in The Utopian Society along with Malin Akerman.  

Austin’s performance received several critical acclaims with numerous reviewers, praising him for being ‘stellar’ and ‘raw’. He appeared as a J.D., in the American climate science fiction disaster movie, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.

Though his movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ received mixed reviews, the film grossed a huge box office collection of $125 million whereas the movie was budgeted $544.3 million. In the same year, Nichols also appeared in ‘Wimbledon’, opposite Paul Bettany and Kristen Dunst. The film received good critics, though it was only a mild success at the U.S. box office.

The movie’s producing cost was $31 million whereas the movie made a box office collection of $41.5 million.

Nichols also collaborated with Will Estes as Jack Kerouac, in the short film 'Luz del Mundo'. He carried on his works with TV in the following years and he featured in Deadwood, an HBO Western series, in April 2006.

He later featured in ‘Friday Night Lights’ in 2007 as well as also made his unusual appearance in ‘One Tree Hill’.

Personal Life

The 37-year old, Austin Nichols has been in a relationship with several of 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 of 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.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

Austin Nichols has given several successful movies and has made his unusual appearances in a number of TV series. He has earned a huge amount of net worth from his acting career. Austin has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

One of his critically acclaimed movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ made a whopping box office collection of $125 million whereas it was budgeted $544.3 million. He stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches and his weight is 83.9kg. 

by Bchrome, 27 Jul, 2017

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