Nichelle Nichols

Highest Rated: 100% United We Fan (2018)
Lowest Rated: 12% Are We There Yet? (2005)
Birthday: Dec 28, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
African American actress/singer Nichelle Nichols was born in Robbins, a progressive Illinois community founded by blacks in the 1890s. Nichelle sang with the Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton bands, then performed as a single in nightclubs. Garnering acting experience in supporting roles in such films as Mister Buddwing (1965) and Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!(1966), Ms. Nichols was cast in her signature role in 1966: Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek. Much was made in the mainstream press over the fact that here was the first TV science-fiction series to feature a black regular. Much more was made on the set of Trek by Nichols, who issued public complaints about the paucity of her character's screen time. She also seethed inwardly whenever star William Shatner, laboring under the assumption that every move he made was for the good of the series, ordered that Nichelle's lines be cut or altered because they "didn't fit her character." At the end of the first season, Nichols was poised to quit the series. She was persuaded to stay--by one of Star Trek's biggest fans: Dr. Martin Luther King, who felt that Uhura was a positive role model for black women. Before the series' three-year run was out, Nichols made television history by participating in an interracial kiss with William Shatner (though the scene itself was "fudged" so as not to offend those bigots who found such things offensive). In all her subsequent Trek endeavors, including the six theatrical features and the 1972 animated cartoon spin-off, Nichols saw to it that Uhura's contributions were of ever-increasing importance. In recent years, Nichelle Nichols has been active in several educational and pro-social organizations, and has been a guest host on the Sci-Fi cable channel's Inside Space; in 1994, she published her autobiography, Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories. In 1996 she made a memorable appearance at a roast of her former captain William Shatner.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Woman in Motion Actor 2019
No Score Yet American Nightmares Actor 2018
100% United We Fan Actor 2018
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek Actor 2016
90% To Be Takei Actor $52K 2014
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Senator 2010
No Score Yet Torturer Actor 2009
35% Tru Loved Lo's Grandmother 2008
No Score Yet Lady Magdalene's Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Torturer (Force Drift) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Star Trek: Of Gods and Men Actor 2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
No Score Yet Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes Actor 2006
12% Are We There Yet? Miss Mable $82.4M 2005
No Score Yet Surge of Power Oman 2004
24% Snow Dogs Amelia $81.2M 2002
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
No Score Yet William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Actor 1994
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Cdr. Uhura 1991
22% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Uhura 1989
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Uhura 1986
No Score Yet The Supernaturals Sgt. Leona Hawkins 1986
80% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Uhura 1984
89% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Uhura 1982
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra Actor 1981
42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Uhura 1979
No Score Yet Truck Turner Dorinda 1974
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra Actor 1973
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Actor 1972
No Score Yet Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Jenny Ribbock 1967
No Score Yet Mister Buddwing Dice Player 1966
No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack Actor 1966


No Score Yet Comic Book Men
  • 2014
55% Heroes
  • 2007
85% The Simpsons
  • 2004
95% Futurama
Guest Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Head of the Class
  • 1988
92% Star Trek: The Animated Series
Voice Lieutenant Uhura Uhura
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
  • 1971
80% Star Trek
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966