Grace Dell Nichols, better known as Nichelle Nichols, is an 88-year-old American actress and singer. She is best known for her incredible portrayal of Nyota Uhura on the sci-fi television series Star Trek: The Original Series. Her portrayal of Uhura in the series was a breakthrough for African-American female characters in the American television industry. As of 2021, Nichelle Nichols' net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
|Full Name||Grace Dell Nichols|
|Birth Date||December 28, 1932|
|Birth Place||Robbins, Illinois, United States|
|Profession||Actress and Singer|
|Ex-husbands||Foster Johnson, Duke Mondy|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Nichelle Nichols was born on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois, United States. She was born to her parents, Samuel Earle and Salish Nichols. Her father was a factory worker who was later elected mayor of the town of Robbins. Nichols grew up in Chicago, where she lived in an apartment with her family. She studied in three different places: Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
Nichelle Nichols Net Worth and Career
Nichols got her big break in the 1961 musical Pinky & Co. She worked as a casual model before beginning her acting career. As a model, she appeared on the cover of Ebony magazine. After some difficulties, Nichols finally landed her the lead role in the television series Star Trek as Nyota Uhura. She was one of the first black women to appear on a major television series.
Nichelle was supposed to leave the show after her first year, but after talking to a doctor. Martin Luther King Jr. her opinion. Martin encouraged her to stay on the show, as she was also a huge Star Trek fan. The popular series was canceled in 1969. She then narrated an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series.
Nichols never fails to amaze viewers with his amazing acting in movies and TV series. She appeared in the role of Sensei/Aunt Petunia in the 2020 movie titled Amazing!!!!! Her next film, The Order, is still in production. She will appear in the movie as Athena. She was also on a special project with NASA where she helped them recruit minority groups and women.
The personal life of Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols has been married twice. She was first married to dancer Foster Johnson. She has a son named Kyle Johnson from her first marriage. In 1968 she married the Duke of the Worlds. However, her second marriage also ended in divorce in 1972. She was diagnosed with dementia in 2018, after which she retired after performing at conventions.
Lately, Nichols has been arguing with a conservative. Her son Kyle Johnson, her friend Angelica Fawcett and former manager Gilbert Bell are involved in the fight against the Conservatives. In 2018, her son Kyle won a petition at the Nichols Conservatory.
However, some time later, Nichols’s close friend, Angelica Fawcett, objected to Kyle’s request, claiming that Nicole was still sane and free to handle her personal and financial affairs.
After Kyle was named Nichols’ manager in January 2019, his manager Bell sued him and used his managerial influence to take control of Nichols’ personal business and fortune. Bell also sued Johnson for kicking him out of the Nichols rooming house.
Nichelle Nichols net worth
As of 2021, Nichelle Nichols has an estimated net worth of approximately $8 million. She got a lump sum from her acting career. Nichols received the 2016 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Son Lifetime Achievement Award.