Nichelle Nichols

Born Dec 28, 1932

Nichelle Nichols 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.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born on December 28, 1932.


1951 18 Years Old Nichols has been married twice, first to Foster Johnson. They were married in 1951 and divorced that same year. … Read More


1961 28 Years Old …  Oscar Brown's highly touted, but ill-fated 1961 musical. … Read More


1968 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In her role as Lieutenant Uhura, Nichols famously kissed white actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the November 22, 1968, Star Trek episode "Plato's Stepchildren". … Read More
1969 36 Years Old Despite the cancellation of the series in 1969, Star Trek lived on in other ways, and continued to play a part in Nichols' life. … Read More


1976 43 Years Old …  She was also a special guest at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on July 17, 1976, to view the Viking 1 soft landing on Mars. … Read More


1994 - 2004 2 More Events
2006 73 Years Old In 2006, she appeared as the title character in the film Lady Magdalene's, the madam of a legal Nevada brothel in tax default. … Read More
2007 74 Years Old Nichols played a recurring role on the second season of the NBC drama Heroes. Her first appearance was on the episode "Kindred", which aired October 8, 2007. … Read More
2008 75 Years Old In 2008, she starred in the film The Torturer, playing the role of a psychiatrist.
2009 76 Years Old In 2009, she joined the cast of The Cabonauts, a sci-fi musical comedy that debuted on the Internet. … Read More
2015 82 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 4, 2015, Nichols' booking agency announced that the 82-year-old had suffered a mild stroke at her Los Angeles home and had been admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital. … Read More
2016 83 Years Old On August 30, 2016, she is introduced as the aging mother of Neil Winters on the long standing soap opera The Young and the Restless. … Read More
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