Nichelle Nichols Overview

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Born: December 28, 1933

Best known for her groundbreaking role as Lt. Uhura from the original Star Trek series and films, Nichols originates from Robbins, Illinois. She started her professional career as a dancer and singer at age 16 when she toured with Duke Ellington company. During her theatre run, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award as Best Actress of the Year for her performance in The Blacks and Kicks and Company. In 1959 she made her move into film with an uncredited role in Porgy... See All

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