Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

When and where Nichelle Nichols was born?

Age
88 years
Birth date
December 28, 19321932-12-28
Zodiac sign
Capricorn
Place of Birth
USA
Occupation
Singer, actor, producer
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Biography (wiki)

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell 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 in the popular Star Trek television series (1966–1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where she played communications officer Lieutenant (later, Commander) Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise. Nichols' role was groundbreaking as one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant.

Grace Dell Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago, to Samuel Earl Nichols, a factory worker who was elected both town mayor of Robbins and its chief magistrate, and his wife, Lishia (Parks) Nichols. Later, the family moved into an apartment in Chicago.

She studied in Chicago as well as New York and Los Angeles. Her break came in an appearance in Kicks and Co., Oscar Brown's highly touted, but ill-fated 1961 musical. In a thinly veiled satire of Playboy magazine, she played Hazel Sharpe, a voluptuous campus queen who was being tempted by the devil and Orgy Magazine to become "Orgy Maiden of the Month". Although the play closed after its brief try-out in Chicago, in an ironic twist, she attracted the attention of Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy, who booked her for his Chicago Playboy Club. While still in Chicago, she performed at the "Blue Angel", and in New York, Nichols appeared at that city's Blue Angel as a dancer and singer. She also appeared in the role of Carmen for a Chicago stock company production of Carmen Jones and performed in a New York production of Porgy and Bess. Between acting and singing engagements, Nichols did occasional modeling work.

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Body Measurements

Height and Weight 2021

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Height 5 ft 5 in / 165 cm
Weight 132 lb / 60 kg
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Body size

Breast/Bust size 33 in / 86 cm
Waist size 22 in / 58 cm
Hips size 37 in / 94 cm
Bra size 38B (US) / 85B (EU)
Cup size B (US)
Dress Size 6
Shoe (Feet) Size 8.5 US
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Breast 86
Waist 58
Hips 94

Appearance

Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Brown
Nationality American
Race / ethnicity Black

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