The Razzie Award-nominated American actress Julia Nickson is famously known for her role in the Sylvester Stallone-starring action film “Rambo: First Blood.” She is also known widely for being the estranged third wife of the legendary British-American actor David Soul.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Julia Nickson was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 11 September 1958, in Singapore, which makes her 63 years old as of mid- 2022. She was raised together with her sister Jane Nickson by her Chinese mother, and English father who passed away when she was six years old – she has not shared the names of her parents.
Nickson attended Singapore American School and was very active in track and hockey. She matriculated to the University of Hawaii in 1976, and pursued modeling in Honolulu when she was still a student. Julia also took several acting classes, in addition to appearing in community theater plays.
Interests and Facts
Nickson practiced scientology, and joined the Church of Scientology in 1966 – she believes that the church helped her improve her health, however, she left the organization in 2008.
She is a skilled horsewoman, who got her amateur jockey license in 1973 at the age of 15 – she has participated in multiple horse racing events, and has bagged many awards.
Sources reveal that she officially became a USA citizen by registration in March 2019.
Career Beginnings and Rise to Prominence
During the early years of her acting career, Julia made a few stage appearances, in such as “The Winter Tale” by Shakespeare, before she made her screen debut in the TV show “Magnum, P.I.” in 1982 and ’83, portraying Carla. She made her career breakthrough when she was cast for a lead role in the 1985 American action film “Rambo: Last Blood Part II.”
She is still recognized and praised for her work – she said during an interview that she was at the gas station once when a random person approached her excitedly and said ‘Rambo! You’re not expendable!’ Nickson later appeared in an episode of the series “Star Trek: the Next Generation” (1987), and was next seen in the film “Glitch!” (1988), and the 1989 miniseries “Around the World in 80 Days” starring Erick Idle and Pierce Brosnan in which she played Princess.
In the ‘90s, she appeared in the film “China Cry” (1991) before she featured in “K2” and the Chuck Norris-starring film “Sidekicks”, both in 1992. Julia was later cast as Dr Susan in the TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger”, and appeared in the final episode of the show “SeaQuest 2032” as Commander Heiko Kimura in 1993.
In the same year, she appeared in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, and then in “Double Dragon” in 1994. Before the decade ended, she featured in the films “White Tiger” (1996) and in “Devil in the Flesh” in 1998.
Julia appeared in several productions between 2000 to 2010, including the film “Ethan Mao” in 2004, “Half-Life” and “Dim Sum Funeral” both in 2008. Her fame skyrocketed after she appeared in the film “One Kine Day” in 2011, and her most recent appearances are in the series “Gay Hollywood Dad” (2017) and 2018 science-fiction movie “Ready Player One.”
Nickson met David Soul on the set of the 1987 film “Harry’s Hong Kong,” in which the latter played a starring role.
The duo shared a very strong chemistry, and had an instant connection both off-screen and on-screen, began dating shortly afterwards, tied the knot later that year, and a year later welcomed a daughter they named China Alexandra Soul – China is now a professional singer/songwriter who released her debut album “Secret & Words” in 2010. She lives in the UK and is 33-years-old as of 2022. The couple divorced after six years of togetherness in 1993, for reasons they’ve kept a secret.
Soul later married Helen Snell on 26 June 2010; on the other hand, Julia has remained single, seemingly focused on her career, and is now living a private life away from the spotlight.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Julia has a set of hazel eyes and long dark brown hair, is slimly-built at 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighing approximately 140lbs (63kgs), with vital statistics of 33B-24-33.
Julia has starred alongside many popular names, such as Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris and has made a name for herself from her successful acting career. She has contributed to the creation of many successful TV series and films, and she has amassing a net worth of approximately $3 million, according to authoritative sources.
Who Is Julia Nickson’s Ex-Husband David Soul
Born David Richard Solberg under the Libra zodiac sign on 28 August 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, Soul is currently 78 years old as of mid-2022.
His father, Dr Richard Solberg was a professor of Political Science and History and a Lutheran minister, and his mother, June Johnanne was a teacher. He went to Washington High, and matriculated to Augustana College before his family relocated to Mexico, where he joined the University of the Americas situated in Mexico City.
David began his career in the mid ‘60s, and has appeared in many successful films and TV series. He debuted in “The Merv Griffin Show” 1966 and ‘67), and between 1970 and 1980, he featured in several notable series and films, such as “Magnum Force” (1973) starring Clint Eastwood, the series “Starsky & Hutch” (1975-1979), and the 1980 miniseries “Homeward Bound.”
Between 1980-1990, he landed roles in the series “The Minions of America,” NBC’s “Casablanca” and several more. He relocated to England in the ‘90s, taking a break from acting, and was next seen in the series “Holby City” in 2001 and 2002, and in the BBC’s “Little Britain.”
He has since landed several roles, and some of his latest are in the series “Lewis” (2012), and the film “Filth” in 2013.
David has walked the isle five times, and has a daughter and five sons. He first wedded Mirriam Russeth in 1964, but they divorced after one year. He then exchanged vows with actress Karen Carlson in 1968, and they welcomed a son together before divorcing in 1977.
He then met Lynne Marta on the set of “Starsky & Hutch”, and they had an open relationship for several years. He subsequently married Patti Carnel Sherman in 1980, but they parted ways six years later. Soul then married Julia Nickson, and after their divorce, he eventually married Helen Snell in 2010, and they’re still together.