More Austin Nichols Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Wimbledon)Austin Nichols can be seen starring in two highly anticipated feature films this year. Nichols landed his first feature role in the hit film The Day After Tomorrow, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid. Soon after wrapping Day After, Nichols secured his role opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany in Wimbledon.
Nichols (who hails from Austin, Texas) moved to Los Angeles to study creative writing at USC. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English while simultaneously pursuing a career in acting. It was not long before Hollywood took notice. Nichols got his start with recurring roles on HBO's Six Feet Under, opposite Rachel Griffiths, and Fox's drama Pasadena, opposite Alison Lohman.
In addition to acting and writing, Nichols comes from an impressive athletic background. He was ranked third in the world in water skiing and won the Pan American Championship '97. He also enjoys golf, tennis and horseback riding, the latter inspired by his Texas upbringing and an obsession with filmmaker John Ford. Nichols is a cinephile who admires Hal Ashby and Sam Fuller.
Austin is currently filming the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film Glory Road, opposite Josh Lucas. The film is based on the true story of the Texas Western basketball team who altered NCAA history in 1966 by becoming the first black line-up of players to win the championship. Austin plays the only white player on the team.