Who is Nichelle Nichols?
Nichelle Nichols is an American actress and singer well known for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. Nichols’ portrayal of Uhura was ground-breaking for African American female characters on American Television.
Nichelle Nichols Biography, Wikipedia
Nichelle Nichols, originally named as Grace Dell Nichols, was born on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois, United States of America. She was born to a Salish (Parks)Nichols and a factory worker, Samuel Earl Nichols, who was elected both as a town mayor and chief magistrate of Robbins in 1929. Later, the family moved to Chicago. Nichols had a younger brother, Thomas who died in the year 1997.
Nichelle got married twice and was divorced within a couple of years. She had a child from her first husband and his name is Kyle Johnson. He is also an American actor best known for his performance in The Learning Tree(1969). apart from Star Trek Nichols had done many role and also worked as a voice over artist in many successful series.
She appeared in an animated form as one of the AI Gore’s Vice Presidential Action Rangers in the “Anthology of Interest”, an episode of “Futurama” and her voice over in Batman: The Animated Series and in The Simpsons. She published her own autobiography Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories. she also wrote few songs and appeared as a dancer and singer on screen.
Nichelle Nichols also volunteered in a project with NASA to recruit people from minority and the women for the Space Agency. It was though a successful project and the First American Women Astronaut was recruited under the same project. Nichelle Nichols also met with the then President, Barack Obama and also tweeted that the President had a crush on her when they were both young.
Latest news about Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild heart attack in June, 2015. In 2018, she was diagnosed with dementia and she announced her retirement after that. Nichols was financially abused by her manager and caretaker Gilbert Bell following which her son, Kyle Johnson filed a complaint against him in 2018. the dispute is ongoing as of now.
Nichelle Nichols’ Wiki, Bio, Age, Net worth, Personal details
|Real Name||Grace Dell Nichols|
|Profession||Actress and Singer|
|Husband/Spouse Name||Foster Johnson (1951)|
Duke Mondy (1968-1972)
|Home Town||Robbins, Illinois, United States.|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1932|
|Birth Place||Robbins, Illinois, United States|
|School Name||Not Known|
|College Name||Not Known|
|Father Name||Samuel Earl Nichols|
|Mother Name||Salish (Parks) Nichols|
|Sibling’s Name||Thomas Nichols|
|Children Name||Kyle Johnson|
|Source Of Income||Acting and Singing|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Nichelle Nichols Career and Achievements
Nichelle Nichols was first came in an appearance in Oscar Brown’s musical, Kicks and Co. In a famous American magazine, Playboy, she played Hazel Sharpe, a voluptuous campus queen who was being tempted by the devil and became “Orgy Maiden of the Month” in another magazine called Orgy magazine.
Nichelle Nichols was best known for her outstanding performance as Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. She also worked in different other animated movies and soap operas. she gave her voice in the animated movie of Batman. Nichols worked as a singer as well.
In 1992, she was awarded a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, for her contribution to television. In 1999, Nichols was awarded a “Goldene Kamera” for her performance in Kultstar des Jahrhunderts.
Nichelle Nichols received an honorary degree from Los Angeles Mission College and also received The Life Career Award, from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, in 2016, being the first woman to receive it. The award was presented as part of the 42nd Saturn Awards ceremony. Nichols was awarded the Inkpot Award in 2018.
Nichelle Nichols’ Net worth, Source of income
Nichelle Nichols is an African American actress and singer. She dedicated most of her life in acting into various successful series, movies and musical albums.
Nichelle Nichols Husband, Relationship
Nichelle Nichols was married to Foster Johnson in the year 1951 and was divorced in the same year. She has a child with him whose name is Kyle Johnson. Later she married Duke Mondy in 1968 and after couple of years, in 1972, she divorced him too.
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Nichelle Nichols FAQs
Who is Nichelle Nichol?
Nichelle Nichols is an American actress and singer well known for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series.
What is Nichelle Nichols’ net worth?
Nichelle Nichol’s net worth in 2022 is unknown.
Who is Nichelle Nichols’ husband?
Her husband’s name is Duke Mondy (m. 1968–1972).
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