Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Highest Rated: 88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Lowest Rated: 12% Are We There Yet? (2005)

Birthday: Dec 28, 1932

Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, USA

An accomplished singer, dancer and actress, Nichelle Nichols was irrevocably associated with Starfleet communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura, the character she created on the seminal science fiction series "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). Having toured with the likes of Count Basie and performed on the stages of Chicago and New York, Nichols became a cultural icon when she took on the role of Uhura in the racially charged atmosphere of 1960s America. Unhappy with her status on "Star Trek," she had been ready to leave the show until Martin Luther King, Jr. convinced Nichols that her role was breaking important new ground and served as an inspiration to millions. His intuition was correct, as years later, people as diverse as Dr. Mae Jemison - the first African-American woman in space - and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg would cite Nichols as a major influence on their lives. In the mid-to-late 1970s, the multi-talented actress began providing consulting services for NASA as a recruiter of more diverse candidates for the space program. More visible to fans, Nichols reprised the role of Uhura in a series of hit feature films that continued the franchise a full decade after the original series had been canceled. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979), "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) and four more entries, completed the adventures of the original crew, much to the delight of "Trekkies" the world over. An example to her former co-stars, Nichols gracefully managed to both embrace her "Star Trek" fame and move beyond it, eternally grateful to her loyal fans, while constantly looking forward to new creative horizons.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Unbelievable!!!!! Sensei (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet 38% The White Orchid Teresa (Character) - 2018
50% 91% Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Omen (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 44% Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Senator (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 60% The Torturer Doc (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Magdalene's Lady Magdalene / Maggie / Singer (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2008
39% 39% Tru Loved Grandmother (Character) $9.5K 2008
No Score Yet 50% Star Trek: Of Gods and Men Captain Nyota Uhura (Character) - 2007
12% 45% Are We There Yet? Miss Mable (Character) $82.3M 2005
No Score Yet 12% Surge of Power Oman (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 40% Roddenberry on Patrol Grace (Character) - 2003
25% 39% Snow Dogs Amelia (Character) $81.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space Sagan, High Priestess of Pangea (Character) - 1995
82% 83% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Commander Nyota Uhura (Character) $71.7M 1991
21% 24% Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Commander Nyota Uhura (Character) $52.1M 1989
No Score Yet 31% The Supernaturals Sgt. Leona Hawkins (Character) - 1987
81% 81% Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Commander Nyota Uhura (Character) $104.7M 1986
79% 61% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Commander Nyota Uhura (Character) - 1984
88% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Commander Nyota Uhura (Character) - 1982
41% 42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Lt. Cmdr. Uhura (Character) - 1979
60% 73% Truck Turner Dorinda (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 20% Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Jenny Ribbock (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 54% Mister Buddwing Dice Player (Character) - 1966


85% 92% Downward Dog Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Restless Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
85% 77% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 2004
95% 95% Futurama Herself (Guest Voice) 2002 2000
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1987
94% 81% Star Trek: The Animated Series Lt. Uhura (Voice) 1973-1974
80% 88% Star Trek Lt. Uhura (Character) 1966-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Ruana (Guest Star) 1966


"Mr. Adventure" says: Well -- what are we going to do about it?!

Uhura says: I am going to do nothing about it. You are going to sit in the closet.