Austin Nichols
American actor
Austin Nichols
Austin Nichols is an American film, television actor and director who is perhaps best known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in films such as The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon. He starred in the HBO series John from Cincinnati.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 24-30
Yahoo News - 10 months
April 24: Actress Shirley MacLaine is 82. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 74. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 73. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 71. Singer-keyboardist Rob Hyman of The Hooters is 66. Actor Eric Bogosian is 63. Singer-bassist Jack Blades of Night Ranger is 62. Actor Michael O'Keefe ("Roseanne") is 61. Bassist David J (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 59. Actor Glenn Morshower ("24") is 57. Bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More) is 53. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 52. Actor Djimon Hounsou ("Blood Diamond," ''Amistad") is 52. Drummer Patty Schemel (Hole) is 49. Drummer Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors is 48. Actor Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") is 48. Actress Melinda Clarke ("The O.C.") is 47. Actor Rory McCann ("Game of Thrones") is 47. Bassist Brian Marshall of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 43. Actor Eric Balfour ("24") is 39. Actress Rebecca Mader ("No Ordinary Family," ''Lost") is 39. Actor Austin Nich ...
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The Five Reasons We're Most Excited About College Basketball This Season
Huffington Post - over 1 year
College basketball is back, which means the preseason debates and meaningless rankings can finally come to a close! The normal heavyweights are here, of course -- the Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina -- but mid-major powers like Gonzaga and Wichita State have something to say about that. LSU, with its prized recruit, Ben Simmons, might be the trendy upstart to dethrone Kentucky in the SEC, or maybe it's Vanderbilt. Speaking of dethroning, can Iowa State or Oklahoma actually supplant Kansas atop the Big 12 and break the Jayhawks' remarkable 11 straight conference titles streak? We really don't know the answers, and maybe that's the beauty of it all. Here are the five reasons we are most excited about college hoops this season. New Rule Changes By the time conference play rolls around, we're going to look back at the 35-second shot clock (installed in 1993) and wonder why it took so damn long to get rid of it. It was an ancient way to play the game, only rewarding bad offense an ...
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Without Elephants and Trapezes, Circa Turns Circus Into an Art Form
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Circa is a circus that pushes the boundaries of the art form. In a dozen years, the Australia-based company has performed in 33 countries on six continents. No animals, no trapeze acts, no Beatles music...and yet the group has carved out for itself a unique place in the entertainment world. Photo Credit Justin Nicholas Would you believe...a circus set to Shostakovich? Or even Monteverdi? It's clearly different from anything the world has ever seen. Yaron Lifschitz, the founder and director, took time away from creating five (count 'em five) new circus pieces to talk with me about why he approaches circus the way he does. Photo Credit Justin Nicholas Michael: How did you find the courage to run away and join the circus? Yaron: Well, I got bitten by the theatre bug. I loved the experience of being at theatre and seeing work on stage. But I failed miserably as a theatre director. I just didn't really like stories and acting very much. The thing that appealed to me ...
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Paul Ryan's Misleading Claim About Health Reform, Poor Families, and Work
Huffington Post - about 3 years
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's claim that health reform creates a "poverty trap" that discourages poor families from working has it backwards, as my colleague Jared Bernstein notes.  Chairman Ryan's proposals to repeal health reform and block-grant Medicaid would more likely increase work disincentives, particularly among poor parents with serious medical conditions and other ongoing health care needs. To see why, let's consider a hypothetical Jane -- a very poor working parent with two children and with income of 60 percent of the poverty line (about $11,875). If Jane lives in a state taking up health reform's Medicaid expansion, she can significantly expand her hours or take a much higher-paying job, earning up to $27,310, and still retain Medicaid.  Even if her income rises above $27,310, she can get subsidized coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges). As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) states, "some people who would h ...
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Memphis routs Rutgers
Fox News - about 3 years
Memphis, TN ( - Austin Nichols led six Memphis scorers in double figures with 18 points, as the 24th-ranked Tigers routed Rutgers, 101- 69, on Tuesday at FedExForum.Joe Jackson contributed 16 points and eight assists, Michael Dixon, Jr. scored 15, and Shaq Goodwin netted 13 points with six rebounds for the Tigers (17-5, 7-3 AAC), who bounced back from Saturday's 87-72 setback at SMU
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Memphis downs LSU in Old Spice Classic semis
Fox News - about 3 years
Orlando, FL ( - Austin Nichols scored 19 points with eight rebounds and Chris Crawford netted 17 points to lead the Memphis Tigers to a 76-69 win over the LSU Tigers in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic.Joe Jackson added 16 points with seven assists and four steals for Memphis, which will play fifth-ranked Oklahoma State in the finals on Sunday
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Memphis dominates Nicholls State
Fox News - about 3 years
Memphis, TN ( - Freshman big man Austin Nichols turned in the best game of his young career with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting as the 11th-ranked Memphis Tigers rolled past Nicholls State, 98-59, at FedExForum on Saturday.Joe Jackson sank 14-of-15 from the foul line en route to 18 points for Memphis, which bounced back after getting routed by Oklahoma State on Tuesday
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Chloe Bennet, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star, Claims She's Not Dating Austin Nichols
US Magazine - over 3 years
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet denies dating former One Tree Hill actor Austin Nichols despite rumors that the two are an item This article originally appeared on Chloe Bennet, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star, Claims She's Not Dating Austin Nichols
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UPDATE: Perry Hall Man Charged in 3 Armed Robberies
Lutherville-Timonium Patch - almost 5 years
UPDATE (May 2, 9:57 a.m.)—Police have charged a Perry Hall man with robbing a Perry Hall Subway restaurant, attempting to rob a Timonium Subway restaurant and robbing The Tan Company in Towson. Justin Nicholas Radtke, 27, of the 4400 block of Darleigh Road, was arrested on April 28, according to Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct. Radtke was charged with three counts of armed robbery and two counts of theft less than $1,000, court records show. Police declined to release a photo of Radtke Wednesday morning, as the investigation into other incidents is ongoing. At about 4:45 p.m. on March 31, a man entered the Subway in the 8600 block of Belair Road at Silver Spring Shopping Center, asked for a cup of water and passed a note to the cashier. The note demanded cash and implied the robber had a gun. The robber then stole cash and fled toward Slater Avenue, Patch reported. At about 10:51 a.m. on April 1, a man entered the Subway in the 1800 block of York Road an ...
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Justin Nichols signs agreement with Soo Greyhounds
Sault This Week - almost 5 years
NICHOLS SIGNS SPA WITH HOUNDS The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is proud to announce that goaltender JUSTIN NICHOLS has been signed to a Standard Player Agreement in preparation for the 2012/13 season. "We are thrilled today that Justin has committed to our program.[...]
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Austin's Nichols to take 'Mud' to main Cannes competition
Statesman - almost 5 years
Austin director Jeff Nichols took a major leap into the ranks of the world's best filmmakers on Thursday when the Cannes Film Festival announced that his new movie "Mud" would play in the main competition.
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Different Bats for Different Brats
Counter Punch - almost 5 years
For all the shameful sucking up to multi-millionaire mom Ann Romney after Democratic pundit Hilary Rosen accused her of never having worked “a day in her life,” the reality is neither Republicans nor Democrats treat most parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact. Do we need to state the obvious? Women of different classes are beaten with different rhetorical bats. For the college educated and upwardly aspiring there’s the “danger” of career ambitions. Ever since women started aspiring to have men’s jobs, backlashers have told those women that they’re enjoying their careers at the expense of their kids’ well being. They really can’t have it all. They’ll raise monsters, or worse, they’ll grow old on the shelf.  Remember the Harvard/Yale mob that made headlines with a “study” showing that unmarried women over thirty had a slimmer chance of matrimony than they had of being taken out by a terrorist?  Susan Faludi took them apar ...
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Miley Cyrus & Demi Moore: 'LOL' Official Trailer!
Just Jared - almost 5 years
Check out the official trailer for Miley Cyrus‘ upcoming flick, LOL! Here’s the film’s synopsis: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. The romantic comedy also stars Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Austin Nichols, and Thomas Jane. LOL will hit theaters in a limited release on May 4! Pictured inside: Miley out and about with her mom Tish doing some shopping on Tuesday (April 10) in Calabasas, Calif. Miley Cyrus & Demi Moore: ‘LOL’ Trailer 30+ pictures inside of Miley Cyrus shopping in Calabasas…
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One Tree Hill Stars Reflect on Wednesday's Series Finale
US Magazine - almost 5 years
After nine seasons and 187 episodes, the final episode of One Tree Hill aired on The CW Wednesday night, but the beloved series won't be soon forgotten by its tight-knit cast. "We started this show in 2003, a year before The O.C. aired, and we were on longer than Lost," Lee Norris, 30, told Us Weekly during a phone interview Thursday. "That's nine years -- more time than I was in high school. We may not have been the No. 1 show, but our fans were really invested in the characters, and I think we wrapped things up in a way that they deserved." Tyler Hilton, who returned for Season 9, adds: "This was the perfect way to end it, with nothing too crazy that tried to push the envelope. It was just a really nice way to end a show with people that you've known for nine years. It was a cool way to send everybody off." PHOTOS: More must-see TV The final scene gave a glimpse into the remaining characters' futures, where they cheered on Jamie Scott during his basketball game at Tree Hi ...
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Onarga man killed in accident
The Daily Journal - Kankakee; IL - almost 5 years
An Onarga man was killed in an automobile accident today in rural Gilman, according to the Iroquois County coroner. Dustin Nichols, 30, died in an accident that is still being investigated, said Bill Cheatum, coroner. More details
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'One Tree Hill's' Austin Nichols cast in Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' pilot
Zap 2 it - almost 5 years
As "One Tree Hill" draws to a close, its stars are beginning to find new homes in the television landscape. Zap2it is thrilled to exclusively report that "OTH" star <a class="fplink fp-24538" href="/Austin+Nichols+1">Austin Nichols</a> has landed a role in Showtime's "<a class="fplink fp-227816" href="/Ray+Donovan+1">Ray Donovan</a>" pilot, alongside Liev Schreiber in the title role.<a class="fplink fp-227816" href="/Ray+Donovan+1">Ray Donovan</a> is a professional "troubleshooter" in LA, called on to dig the city's wealthiest, most elite clientele out of their various messes. Nichols will play Tommy West, an A-list movie star who seeks Ray's help when he finds himself in a tough bind.Nichols joins a formidable cast full of star names -- including Kate Moennig as Ray's colleague Lena, Jon Voight as Ray's father Mickey, and Elliott Gould as Ray's mentor Ezra.He's not the first "Tree Hill" alum to land a plum TV pilot role. On-screen wife Sophia Bush is starring in "Partners," a CBS sitco ...
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Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols Break Up
The Hollywood Gossip - about 5 years
One Tree Hill is gearing up for its long-awaited series finale and not a moment too soon for star <a class="fplink fp-255326" href="/sophia+bush+1">Sophia Bush</a>, who just split with co-star <a class="fplink fp-24538" href="/austin+nichols+1">Austin Nichols</a>. He's the third guy she's dated from the just-wrapped TV hit. Bush broke it off with Nichols (who plays her husband) "because she didn't think he was the one," explains a close source. "She's moving on." The actress married Chad Michael Murray in 2005 and dated James Lafferty in 2009. The final episode of One Tree Hill airs April 4 on The CW. [Photo:]
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Austin Nichols
  • 2007
    Age 26
    Shortly after John from Cincinnati was cancelled, Nichols was pulled over at 3 A.M. on August 24, 2007 in Jackson, Michigan after driving the wrong way down a one-way street in his silver Mercury Mountaineer.
    More Details Hide Details His blood alcohol level was a reported .10 and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
    In 2007, Nichols appeared as a teacher for a few episodes of Friday Night Lights, before being cast in a recurring role on The CW's One Tree Hill.
    More Details Hide Details 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, action superstar, in the Showtime TV series Ray Donovan. Alongside his acting career, Nichols maintains a strong interest in cinema. He keeps a log of every film he sees: "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. Nichols himself has stated: "If I'm not working, I spend almost half my day at theaters or watching DVDs at my house." He especially admires Hal Ashby, Sam Fuller, and John Ford. In addition to his interest in film, Nichols enjoys waterskiing (in which he competed at the national level as a child), golf, tennis, and horseback riding. Since beginning filming John from Cincinnati, he has also taken up surfing, which he finds "very therapeutic and healing".
  • 2006
    Age 25
    In April 2006, Nichols guest starred in Deadwood, an HBO Western series.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly afterward, Nichols signed a rare holding deal with the HBO Network. 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 cancelled 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.
    Nichols' next film was a 2006 thriller, The House of Usher, directed by Hayley Cloake and based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
    More Details Hide Details He plays the disturbed Roderick Usher, who has been 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.
    Nichols followed this with short guest spots on episodes of Pasadena and Surface, before being cast in a successful 2006 film, Glory Road.
    More Details Hide Details 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 was not a box office hit; it made $46,000,000 and received mixed reviews. After Glory Road, Nichols appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami and starred in Lenexa, 1 mile, a film about the disturbing secrets of five childhood friends, set during their last summer together before college. As of 2007, the creators have not announced plans to release the film.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    He then had a minor role in an obscure and panned 2005 film, Thanks to Gravity.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    Also in 2004, he appeared in Wimbledon, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany.
    More Details Hide Details The film was well received by critics, though it only did reasonably well at the US 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 also 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 co-starred in a pilot for 1/4 life, a TV series about 20 somethings living in New York which was not developed by a television network.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The science and script were generally panned by critics, and cast performances criticized.
  • 2003
    Age 22
    In his first critically successful film role, Nichols starred as a stereotypical, basketball-playing "frat boy" in The Utopian Society, a 2003 independent film directed by John P. Aguirre, which won several awards and some critical acclaim.
    More Details Hide Details 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". Following another guest spot in She Spies, Nichols then simultaneously co-starred in two box office successes, The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He had previously appeared in two films, Durango Kids in 1999 and Holiday in the Sun in 2001.
    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 instead at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
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  • 1997
    Age 16
    Nichols was raised on Lake Austin and attended Casis Elementary School. Nichols began competitive water skiing from the age of two. He represented the US Junior Water Ski Team in the Pan-American Championships in 1997, and was also on the Junior US Olympic Water Skiing team.
    More Details Hide Details At age thirteen, he was ranked third in the world. Nichols 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 central Austin, he played basketball but was "absolutely awful". Nichols' interest in acting was sparked when he was fifteen years old and he began to take acting lessons. He moved to Los Angeles after high school, where he currently lives.
  • 1980
    Born on April 24, 1980.
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