Julia Nickson (born 11 September 1958) is a Singaporean-born American actress. She first came to the attention of audiences in the United States in the Sylvester Stallone film Rambo: First Blood Part II. She appeared in the 2004 film Ethan Mao and in the 2008 independent film Half-Life.
Nickson (right) with John Fleming on the set of Around the World in 80 Days
11 September 1958
David Soul (m. 1987–1993)
Nickson was born in Singapore, to an English father and a Chinese mother. She graduated from the Singapore American School and then attended the University of Hawaii. She was married to actor/singer David Soul from 1987 to 1993. They have one daughter, China Soul, a singer/songwriter.
She was a practicing Scientologist, having joined the Church in 1996. She credited the organization with helping to improve her health. In 2008, Nickson resigned as a member of the Church of Scientology.
While attending the University of Hawaii, Nickson was a model in Honolulu. There she appeared in her first play, The Winter's Tale. After acting classes, community theater, and roles on Magnum, P.I., she won the female lead in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). She also appeared with Chuck Norris in the movie Sidekicks (1992). Her other film appearances have included roles in Glitch! (1988), China Cry (1991), K2 (1992), Double Dragon (1994), White Tiger (1996), Devil in the Flesh (1998), Ethan Mao (2004), Half-Life (2008), Dim Sum Funeral (2008), and One Kine Day (2011).
Nickson guest starred in the final episode of seaQuest 2032 as Lieutenant Commander Heiko Kimura, a role that would have been a main character had the series continued, and in two Star Trek series: The Next Generation episode "The Arsenal of Freedom" as Enterprise-D crewmember Ensign Lian T'su, and the Deep Space Nine episode "Paradise" as Cassandra, a villager who attempts to seduce Commander Benjamin Sisko. She played Catherine Sakai, Commander Jeffrey Sinclair's love-interest, in the first season of Babylon 5. She had a recurring role as Dr. Susan Lee on the television series Walker, Texas Ranger and as Princess Aouda in the 1989 miniseries version of Around the World in 80 Days opposite Pierce Brosnan and Eric Idle. She also had a supporting role in the television version of the novel Noble House, again opposite Brosnan.
|1985||Rambo: First Blood Part II||Co|
|1987||Tian guan ci fu||Julia|
|1988||Chiari di luna||Yumi|
|1990||China Cry||Sung Neng Yee|
|1993||Amityville: A New Generation||Suki||Direct-to-video|
|1994||Double Dragon||Satori Imada|
|1998||Devil in the Flesh||Anna Nakashi||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Life Tastes Good||The Woman|
|2004||Skin Trade||The Lady Ping||Short film|
|2004||Ethan Mao||Sarah Mao|
|2005||Final Approach||Hanna Reitsch||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter||Detective||Uncredited|
|2008||Dim Sum Funeral||Elizabeth|
|2008||Lost Warrior: Left Behind||Police Sergent||Direct-to-video|
|2011||One Kine Day||Suzie|
|2016||Beyond the Game||Police Sergeant|
|2018||Ready Player One||JN / Commuter||Uncredited|
|1982–1983||Magnum, P.I.||Carla / Lani||2 episodes|
|1985||Airwolf||Minh Van McBride||Episode: "Half-Pint"|
|1987||Harry's Hong Kong||Mei Ling||Television film|
|1987||Crime Story||Lizard Woman||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|1988||Noble House||Orlanda Ramos||Television miniseries|
|1988||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Ensign Lian T'Su||Episode: "The Arsenal of Freedom"|
|1989||Around the World in 80 Days||Princess Aouda||Television miniseries|
|1989||Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders||Kaylie||Television film|
|1990||The Girl Who Came Between Them||Nhung||Television film|
|1991||Silverfox||Shimoi Chen||Television film|
|1992||The Fifth Corner||5 episodes|
|1993||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Connie||Episode: "Illusion"|
|1993||Dark Justice||2 episodes|
|1993||South of Sunset||Jade||Episode: "Custody"|
|1994||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Cassandra||Episode: "Paradise"|
|1994||Babylon 5||Catherine Sakai||3 episodes|
|1994–1995||One West Waikiki||Laura Greystone||2 episodes|
|1995||Chicago Hope||Leigh Sun||Episode: "A Coupla Stiffs"|
|1995||The Marshal||Lilly Chin||Episode: "Love Is Strange"|
|1996||SeaQuest 2032||Lieutenant Commander Heiko Kimura||Episode: "Weapons of War"|
|1996–1998||Walker, Texas Ranger||Susan Lee / Dr. Susan Lee||3 episodes|
|1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Malay Wallah / Kid / Malay Woman / Wallah (voice)||2 episodes|
|1999||L.A. Heat||Qiu Donnolly||Episode: "Little Saigon"|
|1999||The Young and the Restless||Ellen||Episode: #1.6629|
|1999–2001||Nash Bridges||Mindy / Denise Minato||2 episodes|
|2000||JAG||Lynne Kennedy||Episode: "JAG TV"|
|2001||The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie||Villager / Forest Animal / Donnie's Mother (voice)||Television film|
|2002||The Division||Jasmine||Episode: "Brave New World"|
|2002||Power Rangers Wild Force||Mrs. Enrile||Episode: "A Father's Footsteps"|
|2003||Days of Our Lives||Real Estate Agent||Episode: #1.9543|
|2008||Family Man||Janet Loveland||Television film|
|2009||Castle||Mrs. Lee||Episode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"|
|2010||Seven Days||Anita||Television film|
|2010||Rex Is Not Your Lawyer||Judge Lauren Arvale||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Episode: "Rule #14: No Means... No"|
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- "Biography". China Soul: OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- "Scientology Success - Julia Nickson a Scientologist". Scientology Success. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- Kempley, Rita (24 May 1985). "'Rambo': Pumping Iron, Spraying Blood". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California 2006 Honorees Archived 1 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine: A Salute to Chinese American Actors
- Broeske, Pat H. (6 September 1987). "RAMBETTE NO MORE". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2018.