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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols
Nichols at the Children Uniting Nations Academy Award Viewing Party,
February 22, 2009
Personal information
Birth nameGrace Nichols
Birth dateDecember 28, 1932(age 83)
Place of birthRobbins, Illinois,
United States
Years active1959-present
SpouseFoster Johnson (1951-?) (divorced) 1 child
Duke Mondy (1967-1972) (divorced)

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Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander.

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