Date of Birth : Dec 28th 1932

Will always be Commander Uhura to legions of Star Trek fans, but her extensive resume showcases her many other talents. In addition to acting, Nichols has established herself as a singer, writer and gifted stage performer.

The series was the first to feature a regular black role, and Nichols became a role model for African-American women across the country. She broke ground by being half of television’s first interracial kiss, with co-star William Shatner. When the series ended in 1969, Nichols went on to star in six Star Trek feature films. She has also appeared in The Supernaturals and most recently in Snow Dogs alongside Cuba Gooding Jr.

Nichols is also an accomplished stage performer. She has been nominated twice for the Sarah Siddons Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Kicks and Company and The Blacks. She received rave reviews for her performance in Horowitz and Mrs. Washington and starred in Reflections at the Westwood Playhouse, a cabaret-style show in which Nichols saluted her most notable influences by channeling legendary female entertainers.




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