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Nichelle Nichols –

Nichols in the MIRROR MIRROR episode of STAR TREK TOS.
About Nichelle Nichols (1932 – )
In 1932, Nichelle Nichols was born on December 28th, in Robbins, Illinois.

Nichelle Nichols singing ability was first discovered when she was in her mid-teens by Duke Ellington. She went on tour as the lead singer and dancer with both Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton.

This American actress was best known for her Star Trek TV series character, Uhura. With this role, Nichelle Nichols was the first African American to portray a black woman on a TV show like a full, equal member of a team; not in the common, stereo-typical way, as a maid or housekeeper.

Nichelle Nichols worked for NASA, in a straight, day job, being in charge of astronaut recruits and wanna-bes, from the late 1970s until 1987.

In the mid 1990s Nichelle released two books: Beyond Uhura: star Trek And Other Memories, and Saturn's Child, a book she wrote with Mary Wander Bonanno.

In 1992, Nichelle Nichols shined in her one-woman musical stage show, called Reflections.

Over the years, Nichelle has done work on television, including Heroes, Inside Space, The D.A. and voice over work as well, including Spider-man, Gargoyles, and Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command.

Nichelle Nichols's notable credits include...

Mister Buddwing (1966)
Star Trek 1 (1979)
Star Trek 2 (1982)
Star Trek 3 (1984)
Star Trek 4 (1986)
Star Trek 5 (1989)
Star Trek 6 (1991)
Surge Of Power (2004)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Lady Magdalene's (2008)
Tru Loved (2008)
The Torturer (2008)
This Bitter Earth (2012)


Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek 4.


Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek 6.


Nichelle Nichols in The Menagerie
(Classic Star Trek).


Nichelle Nichols in A Taste Of
(Classic Star Trek).


Nichelle Nichols in Balance Of Terror
(Classic Star Trek).


Nichelle Nichols in Mirror-mirror (Classic Star Trek).





Nichols in various Star Trek episodes (circa 1966 TV).