is a fictional character
on the FOX
television series The O.C.
, played by Amanda Righetti
. Seen as something of a black sheep
of the family, Hailey is the younger daughter of Caleb
and Rose Nichol, younger sister to Kirsten Cohen
, and older half-sister to Lindsay Gardner
. It is not known if she ever met her half-sister Lindsay since they never appeared in an episode together. Nichol was not seen in either season three or four, though it can be assumed that she is living in Japan
working still in fashion retail. Righetti
is 6 years younger than Benjamin McKenzie
and 4 years younger than Adam Brody
, even though her character is 11 years older than them.
Life before season one
Hailey is well known to have done little with her life, leaving home at 17, squandering her trust fund and traveling around the world at the expense of her father, Caleb Nichol
. Hailey had borrowed three grand from a friend, which she failed to pay back.
Hailey makes her first appearance in the Cohens' pool house wearing nothing but her underwear and a top and quickly announces that she'll be staying for a while. It also revealed that Hailey owes money to people. She settles in, and meets her old friend Jimmy Cooper
, reconnecting instantly. Kirsten, knowing that Hailey has come for more money, talks to Caleb which leads him to cut her off completely.
Hailey decides to leave and tells Kirsten she's got a new job as an aerobics
instructor, but Ryan, Marissa, Seth and Summer... Read More