Austin Nichols who is an American film, TV actor as well as a director was born on 24th April of the year 1980. He is mostly known for portraying the role as Julian Baker in the CW drama series called One Tree Hill. Additionally, he is also known for playing the roles in the movies like Wimbledon and The Day After Tomorrow. He is the native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. After his birth, he along with his family moved to Austin, Texas. His parents are David Nichols and Kay Nichols. His father is a radiologist whereas his mother is a professional trick water skier. Austin also has one elder sister who is named as Ashley.
Nichols was raised up in Lake Austin and there, he went to study at the Casis Elementary School. He then started competitive water skiing from the time when he was two years old. In the year 1997, Austin represented US Junior Water Ski Team in Pan-America Championships. He was also on Junior US Olympic Water Skiing Team. When he was 13 years old, he was ranked at number three in the world. He intended to be a professional water skier but unfortunately he was forced to give up that sport due to the injury in his shoulder.
He also attended the McCallum High School located in Central Austin. His interest in the acting was sparked when he was 15 years old. After that, he started to take the acting lessons. After completing his high school, he moved to the Los Angeles where he is currently residing. At the beginning of his acting career, he started when he gate crashed the party at Sundance Film Festival. He was then signed by a manager. He initially wished to enroll at the University of Texas but he moved to LA after he was signed and then he attended the University of Southern California from where he got graduated in the year 2002 with Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.
Before getting graduated, he made his appearances as a guest in several TV shows such as Odd Man Out, Sliders, Family Law, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Wolf Lake and Watching Ellie. Austin has his big break when he made his appearance as Brenda Chenowith’s lover in the two episodes of the Six Feet Under. He has starred in many other movies and TV shows which include The Informers, LOL, Beautiful Boy, Parkland, Glory Load, She Spies, Surface, Deadwood, Ray Donovan, Pasadena, Five, Watching Ellie, The Mob Doctor, The Walking Dead, Prayers for Bobby, John from Cincinnati and many more.
To talk about his personal life biography, Nichols has not married yet. He is currently in relationship with his girlfriend Chloe Bennet whom he started dating in the year 2013. Previous to that, he was also in relationship with Claire Oswatt from 1997 till 2004 and Sophia Bush from 2006 till 2012. Apart from that, Austin has now reached at the age of 35 and he stands very taller at height of six feet and three inches. Besides that, he can also be followed in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.