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Nichelle Nichols


Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award for best actress in "The ... See full bio »

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 2017 White Orchid (post-production)
Teresa
 2016 Unbelievable!!!!! (post-production)
Sensei / Aunt Petunia
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Uhura (voice)
 2012 This Bitter Earth
Miss Clara Watkins
 2009 The Cabonauts (TV Series)
CJ
- Pilot (2009) ... CJ
 2008 The Torturer
Doc
 2008 Tru Loved
Grandmother
 2008 Lady Magdalene's
Lady Magdalene / Maggie, Singer
 2008 Mirror Universe: Part 1 (Short)
 2004 Surge of Power
Oman
 2004 Birth of a Timeless Legacy (Video short)
Uhura
 2004 Reflections on Spock (Video short)
Uhura
 2004 Sci Fi Visionaries (Video short)
Uhura
 2003 Roddenberry on Patrol (Video short)
Grace
 2002 Snow Dogs
Amelia
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Chief
- The Yukari Imprint (2000) ... Chief (voice)
 2000 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Henry's Mother
- Renunciation (2000) ... Henry's Mother
 1994-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Diane Maza
- Mark of the Panther (1996) ... Diane Maza (voice)
- Her Brother's Keeper (1995) ... Diane Maza (voice)
- Deadly Force (1994) ... Diane Maza (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (TV Movie)
Sagan, High Priestess of Pangea
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Thoth Khepera
- Avatar (1994) ... Thoth Khepera (voice)
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
SS Stella
- Commander Toad in Space (1993) ... SS Stella (voice)
 1993 Star Trek: Judgment Rites (Video Game)
Lt. Nyota Uhura (voice)
 1992 Inside Space (TV Series)
Host
 1986 The Supernaturals
Sgt. Leona Hawkins
 1984 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Charmain
 1973-1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Uhura / Dr. Sarah April / Karla Five / ...
- Albatross (1974) ... Uhura (voice)
- The Practical Joker (1974) ... Uhura (voice)
- Bem (1974) ... Uhura / Alien Entity (voice)
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
Ellie
- Old King Cole (1970) ... Ellie
 1966-1969 Star Trek (TV Series)
Uhura
- The Savage Curtain (1969) ... Uhura
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... Uhura
- The Way to Eden (1969) ... Uhura (uncredited)
- The Lights of Zetar (1969) ... Uhura
 1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
Jenny Ribbock
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Ruana
- The Deadly Silence: Part 2 (1966) ... Ruana
- The Deadly Silence: Part 1 (1966) ... Ruana
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Dice Player
 1966 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Nurse
- Episode #2.121 (1966) ... Nurse (uncredited)
- Episode #2.120 (1966) ... Nurse (uncredited)
 1966 Made in Paris
Eleanor (uncredited)
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Norma Bartlett
- To Set It Right (1964) ... Norma Bartlett
 1964 Great Gettin' Up Mornin' (TV Movie)
Joanne Logan
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Dancer (uncredited)
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(1979-80) Appeared as Uhura in a film commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum to teach junior high students about the history of spaceflight. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 12 Interviews | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Billie Holiday I never met, but I love her music. See more »

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Her role as Uhura on Star Trek (1966) was one of the first times that an African-American actress was portrayed in a non-stereotypical role. Previously, African-American actresses were depicted as maids or housekeepers, and Nichols' role broke the stereotype barrier among African-American actresses. Like Sidney Poitier, whose characters were three-dimensional (e.g., Detective Virgil Tibbs), ... See more »

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Voluptuous figure See more »

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Capricorn

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