Nichelle Nichols

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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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  Moment of Impact (pre-production)
Michelle McHalls
  Noah's Room (pre-production)
Henritta Clark
 2018 American Nightmares
Mystic Woman
 2018 Unbelievable!!!!!
Sensei / Aunt Petunia
 2018 White Orchid
 2017 12 to Midnight (TV Series)
 2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (TV Movie)
Secretary General Starr
 2017 Renegades (TV Series)
Admiral Grace Jemison / Admiral Jemison
- The Requiem: Part 2 (2017) ... Admiral Grace Jemison
- The Requiem: Part 1 (2017) ... Admiral Jemison
 2017 Downward Dog (TV Series)
Deejay Devine
- Old (2017) ... Deejay Devine
 2017 Star Trek: Renegades (TV Series)
Admiral Grace Jemison
- The Requiem (2017) ... Admiral Grace Jemison
 2016 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Lucinda Winters
- Episode #1.11012 (2016) ... Lucinda Winters
- Episode #1.11011 (2016) ... Lucinda Winters
- Episode #1.11002 (2016) ... Lucinda Winters
- Episode #1.11000 (2016) ... Lucinda Winters
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Uhura (voice)
 2012 This Bitter Earth
Miss Clara Watkins
 2010 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (TV Movie)
 2009 The Cabonauts (TV Series)
- Pilot (2009) ... CJ
 2008 Mirror Universe: Part 1 (Short)
 2008 The Torturer
 2008 Tru Loved
 2008 Lady Magdalene's
Lady Magdalene / Maggie, Singer
 2007 Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (Video)
Captain Nyota Uhura
 2007 Heroes (TV Series)
Nana Dawson
- Chapter Ten 'Truth & Consequences' (2007) ... Nana Dawson
- Chapter Eight 'Four Months Ago...' (2007) ... Nana Dawson
- Chapter Five 'Fight or Flight' (2007) ... Nana Dawson
- Chapter Four 'The Kindness of Strangers' (2007) ... Nana Dawson
- Chapter Three 'Kindred' (2007) ... Nana Dawson
 2005 Are We There Yet?
Miss Mable
 2003 Roddenberry on Patrol (Video short)
 2000-2002 Futurama (TV Series)
Nichelle Nichols' Head / Nichelle Nichols
- Where No Fan Has Gone Before (2002) ... Nichelle Nichols' Head (voice)
- Anthology of Interest I (2000) ... Nichelle Nichols (voice)
 2002 Snow Dogs
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
- The Yukari Imprint (2000) ... Chief (voice)
 2000 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Henry's Mother
- Renunciation (2000) ... Henry's Mother
 1999 A Stitch in Time (Video short)
 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 Star Trek: Judgment Rites (Video Game)
Lt. Nyota Uhura (voice)
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
SS Stella
- Commander Toad in Space (1993) ... SS Stella (voice)
 1992 Inside Space (TV Series)
 1992 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced (Video Game)
Lt. Nyota Uhura (voice)
 1991 Star Trek Adventure (Short)
Lt. Nyota Uhura
 1988 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Nichelle Nichols
- For Better, for Worse (1988) ... Nichelle Nichols
 1986 The Supernaturals
Sgt. Leona Hawkins
 1984 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
 1973-1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Uhura / Dr. Sarah April / Karla Five / ...
- The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... Uhura / Dr. Sarah April / Karla Five (voice)
- How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... Uhura (voice)
- Albatross (1974) ... Uhura (voice)
- The Practical Joker (1974) ... Uhura (voice)
- Bem (1974) ... Uhura / Alien Entity (voice)
 1974 Truck Turner
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
- Old King Cole (1970) ... Ellie
 1966-1969 Star Trek (TV Series)
Uhura / Lt. Uhura
- The Savage Curtain (1969) ... Uhura
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... Uhura
- The Way to Eden (1969) ... Uhura (uncredited)
- Requiem for Methuselah (1969) ... Uhura
- The Lights of Zetar (1969) ... Uhura
 1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
Jenny Ribbock
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
- The Deadly Silence: Part 2 (1966) ... Ruana
- The Deadly Silence: Part 1 (1966) ... Ruana
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Dice Player
 1966 Peyton Place (TV Series)
- 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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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (83 credits)
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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 | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Duke & Nichelle


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All the people in Star Trek (1966) will always be known as those characters. And what characters to have attached to your name in life! The show is such a phenomenon all over the world. I think anybody with any intelligence sits down and sees Star Trek not as a children's show. See more »


Although ignored in the famous actors/actresses in African-American cinema, including famous celebrities during Black History Month, Nichols was one of the first black actresses to portray a character on a television series and science-fiction series who was treated the same as characters of other races, and to all Star Trek (1966) fans, the television series and films that followed set the ... See more »


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