Nichelle Nichols (1932–2022)


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Nichelle Nichols was one of 10 children born to parents Lishia and Samuel Nichols in Robbins, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She was a singer and dancer before turning to acting and finding fame in her groundbreaking role of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek (1966) series. As long as she could remember, she wanted to do nothing but sing, dance, act and... See full bio »

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Known For

Star Trek Uhura / Lt. Uhura
(1966-1969)
(1986)

Filmography

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  Moment of Impact (pre-production)
Michelle McHalls
 2021 12 to Midnight (TV Series)
Devorah
- What Is and What Never Should Be (2021) ... Devorah
 2020 Star Trek First Frontier
Nyota Uhura
 2020 Unbelievable!!!!!
Sensei / Aunt Petunia
 2020 Space Command (TV Series)
Octavia Butler
- Ripple Effect (2020) ... Octavia Butler
 2019 Surge of Dawn
Omen
 2018 American Nightmares
Mystic Woman
 2018 White Orchid
Teresa
 2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (TV Movie)
Secretary General Starr
 2017 Renegades (TV Series)
Adm. Grace Jemison / Admiral Jemison
- The Requiem: Part 2 (2017) ... Adm. 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
 2016 Starship Excelsior (Podcast Series)
Captain Nyota Uhura
- Tomorrow's Excelsior (2016) ... Captain Nyota Uhura
 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)
Senator
 2009 The Cabonauts (TV Series)
CJ
- Pilot (2009) ... CJ
 2008 The Torturer
Doc
 2008 Tru Loved
Lo's Grandmother
 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
 2004 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Nichelle Nichols
- Simple Simpson (2004) ... Nichelle Nichols (voice)
 2003 Roddenberry on Patrol (Video short)
Grace
 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
Amelia Brooks
 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
 1999 A Stitch in Time (Video short)
Harvie
 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 short)
SS Stella
- Commander Toad in Space (1993) ... SS Stella (voice)
 1992 Inside Space (TV Series)
Host
 1992 Star Trek 25th Anniversary (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 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Nyota Uhura
 1986 The Supernaturals
Sgt. Leona Hawkins
 1984 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Charmian
 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
Dorinda
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
Ellie
- 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)
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/I 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 Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (91 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: She put on her own one-woman show, "Reflections", in which she played 12 famous female singers of the past, sang, danced and did dramatic and comedic readings. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 12 Interviews | 7 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Duke & Nichelle

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Spouse:

Duke Mondy  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Kyle Johnson

Parents:

Nichols, Samuel Earl | Nichols, Lishia Parks
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Personal Quote:

Star Trek (1966) represented, and still does represent, the future we can have, a future that is beyond the petty squabbles we are dealing with here on Earth, now as much as ever, and we are able to devote ourselves to the betterment of all human kind by doing what we do so well: explore. This kind of a future isn't impossible - and we need to all rethink our priorities to really bring that ... See more »

Trivia:

A picture of her as Uhura, as part of the Star Trek (1966) ensemble, appears in a majority of shots during sequences of Elvis (2022) that recreate the making of Elvis: The Comeback Special (1968). Nichelle Nichols passed away when the biopic was still in theaters. See more »

Trademark:

Seductive deep voice See more »

Nickname:

Nichelle

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