Max Nichols is an American film and music video director born on December 9, 1973 in New York, USA. He is probably better known to the public because he is the husband of sports journalist Rachel Nichols.
Early life and education
Max was born the first son of novelist Annabel Davis-Goff and film director Mike Nichols. He has a younger sister named Jenny, and an older stepsister named Daisy, born of his father’s previous marriage to Margot Callas. There is no other information about Max’s childhood or early education.
Max Nichols began his career at Tommy Boy Music, a New York record company. He has worked his way up in the business and become a music manager.
Director Max Nichols and James L. Brooks at eONE Films US Los Angeles Premiere of “Two Night Stand” on Tuesday, September 1…
Max started his career as a music video director in the 2000s. He has collaborated with artists such as Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, T-Pain, Willie Nelson, BB King and others. Some of the music videos he directed are “Broken Ones” by Jacquie Lee, “Fall For You” by Leela James, “Just Breathe” by Willie Nelson, and “Declaration” by Kirk Franklin.
Inspired by his own father’s work, Max made his film directorial debut in 2014 with the movie “Two Night Stands”, the story of Megan and Alec, two strangers who meet through a dating website. While trapped in Alec’s apartment, they are forced to deal with each other’s personalities and their feelings about them.
Max expressed his opinion on the film: ‘…electronic dating slash hooking has made the aftermath of being rejected, as Megan used to be, easy and private.’
Max Nichols presented the film’s plot to his father Mike, and realized simultaneously the film mirrored his story with his own wife, Rachel: ‘he (Max’s father) wisely introduced the topic of whether Megan and Alec’s relationship and ambition was a trap…. We finally came to the conclusion that they gave each other permission to want what they really want, rather than what they are supposed to want….I first heard that from my wife when we were dating’.
In 2017, Max directed the episode “Oasis” of the series “Day 5”, starring Jesse C. Boyd.
The drama series is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where a group of people are trying to fight an epidemic that has affected all of humanity.
Max Nichols is also credited as the director of “Chemistry Lessons” and “Heft,” but said projects are still in post-production and don’t have a release date yet.
Famous husband – Rachel Nichols
Rachel Nichols is a sports journalist, known for being a TV presenter for various sports channels. She was born on October 18, 1973 in Maryland, USA. She attended Northwestern University, where she graduated with a degree in journalism. Her career began in the early 1990s when she began writing for the sports pages of various magazines, such as the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and the Washington Post’s National Hockey League (NHL) section.
In 2004, she made her television debut when she joined ESPN, and she appeared as the host of several shows on the network, including “Monday Night Countdown,” “SportsCenter,” “The Jump,” and “Sunday NFL Countdown.” She also hosted CNN’s show “Unguarded with Rachel Nichols”.
Rachel and Max met as teenagers at summer camp in Maine where they became friends, but nothing romantic happened between them. Years later they met again and fell in love. They have been married (apparently happily) since May 25, 2001 and have two children together.
Although Max is known as Rachel Nichol’s husband, his parents are also important figures in Hollywood.
Father – Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols was one director, producer and comedian of German descent, born in 1931. He started his career in the 1950s with “The Compass Players”, and went on to work on other projects such as the plays “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple”. His film debut was as director of the movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” who won five Academy Awards and critics’ approval for his work. The following year, he directed the film “The Graduate”, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director.
Mike was married four times: his first wife was Patricia Scott in 1957, but the couple divorced in 1960. Three years later, he married Margot Callas, with whom he had a daughter named Daisy Nichols – they were together for 11 years until their divorce in 1974 .
Mike married his third wife Annabel Davis-Goff in 1975, and they had two children, Max and Jenny, but the couple divorced in 1986. Mike’s fourth wife was Diane Sawyer, who was an anchor for ABC, and who remained Mike’s wife until are dead. death from heart attack in 2014.
Mother – Annabel Davis-Goff
Annabel Davis-Goff is one novelist and screenwriter, born in Ireland in 1942. She is the author of several books such as “The Dower House”, “The Fox’s Walk” and “This Cold Country”. However, her most famous book is “Walled Gardens”, published in 1990, which became an Irish bestseller. The book is about the story of an Irish girl and her memoir growing up in an upper class Protestant family. Spectator’s Molly Keane described Annabel’s writing: ‘Her story has the quality of brilliant social anthropology (…) she writes with a delicacy of touch and beauty of style’.
Annabel was also the writer of the 1987 TV movie “Stamp of a Killer”. She currently still teaches literature at Bennington College in Vermont.
Mike Nichols Reportedly left an inheritance of $20 million to his widow and children (including Max) when he died in 2014. However, there is no information about how the money was distributed. Along with this and Max’s work as a director of movies and music videos, he has a net worth estimated by various sources in excess of $2.5 million, as of 2020.
Max Nichols is of white ethnicity, but his stature and weight are unknown.
He is a fan of metal music and car racing.
His wife Rachel was included in Esquire’s “Women We Love” list.
Max is Jewish.