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Nichelle Nichols

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Nichols in 2013

Source: Wikipedia

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966–1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander. Multiple novel series have stated that she rose to at least Captain.

Fact file

  • Born: Grace Dell Nichols December 28, 1932 (age 82) Robbins, Illinois, U.S.
  • Residence: Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
  • Other names: Grace Dell Nichols
  • Occupation: Actress, singer
  • Years active: 1959–present
  • Known for: Portraying Lt. Uhura
  • Home town: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Television: Star Trek
  • Children: 1
  • Website: www.uhura.com

Read more about Nichelle Nichols at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

'Star Trek' Icon Nichelle Nichols Screams at Son in Conservatorship Battle
TMZ, 2019-05-29 16:59:00
Nichelle Nichols, who famously played Lt. Uhura on "Star Trek," is enraged at her son for putting her under a conservatorship ... and unleashed a blood-curdling scream when he attempted to take her home. Audio of their confrontation was recorded by…

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols' Son is Trying to Control Her, Claims Alleged Friend
TMZ, 2018-08-17 07:50:00
Nichelle Nichols is spry and lucid, and doesn't need to be controlled by a bunch of people who don't have her best interests at heart -- including her son-- so says a woman claiming to be her close friend. According to new legal docs filed by…

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Has Dementia
TMZ, 2018-08-10 07:30:00
'Star Trek' icon Nichelle Nichols has been diagnosed with dementia and the disease has progressed. According to docs filed in Nichelle's conservatorship, Dr. Meena Makhijani -- who specializes in osteopathic medicine -- says Nichols has…

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