It takes a true Southern Belle to match wits and yee-haws with Bo and Luke Duke, so Nikki Griffin’s southern roots came in handy when she tried out for the role of the girl caught between the bootleggin’ brothers in the theatrical version of The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). Born in Louisiana but spending her formative years in North Carolina, Nikki started her career in modeling but quickly moved on to acting. After moving to Los Angeles she landed bit parts on television series such as Dawson’s Creek, Dr. Vegas, and Jack & Bobby, as well as an uncredited turn in the Jessica Biel vehicle Summer Catch (2001). Nikki got her big break as Jess, the girl who gets high on X and falls face down into a pool, on The O.C., a role that recurred over two seasons. But it was her role as Katie Johnson in The Dukes of Hazzard that propelled Nikki into the national limelight. Mr. Skin especially liked the limelight that illuminated topless Nikki in bed with Johnny Knoxville and likewise topless Jacqui Maxwell in the DVD special features.