Hottest Pictures Of Nichelle Nichols. Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, voice artist, and singer. She is known for singing with Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington. She also plays Lieutenant Uhura in the popular series, Star Trek.
Nichols was born on December 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois, Chicago. Her father was a factory worker, town mayor, and chief magistrate named Samuel Earl Nichols and Lishia Parks Nichols. Later, she moved to an apartment in Chicago with her family. She studied in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
Her first appearance was on Kicks and Co., a disreputable musical by Oscar Brown. She also played Hazel Sharpe in a satirical issue of the Playboy magazine. Her performance impressed Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy.
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She was asked to join the Chicago Playboy club by him. She also worked as a bar dancer at Blue Anel. Later, she appeared in Carmen Jones as a character of the same name. Nichols also did modeling work while acting. She was featured on the cover of Ebony magazine in1967.
She also appeared in The Road of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, For My People, Blue for Mr. Charlie, and The Lieutenant. Her breakthrough role was the character of Lieutenant Uhura in the show Star Trek. Nichols collaborated with NASA after the cancelation of Star Trek. The project was a success. She has also released two albums.
The first one is Down to Earth, a collection of songs released during the original run of Star Trek, and the second one is Out of this Work, an album depicting space exploration. Nichols has been married twice. The first one was with Foster Johnson. The second marriage happened with Duke Mondy. Nichols is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.