Nichelle Nichols is best known around the world for her ground breaking role as Lt. Uhura on the original STAR TREK TV series. |
By appearing as a strong black female character at a time when similar roles were rare at best, Nichols inspired a generation of fans with her confident and extremely capable alter ego. Martin Luther King Jr. reportedly encouraged Nichols to continue on the series since she provided a vital role model for African American women and children.
Nichols went on to reprise her role in STAR TREK THE ANIMATED SERIES and in six STAR TREK feature films. Nichols has also appeared in a wide variety of movie and TV projects, including THE LIEUTENANT, GARGOYLES, BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES, FUTURAMA and HEROES. More recently, Nichols has appeared in the web series THE CABONAUTS.
In 1994, Nichols released her autobiography BEYOND UHURA. Nichols has also worked extensively with NASA to help recruit female and minority personnel for the agency. Nichols has also flown aboard NASAís C-141 Astronomy Observatory for an eight hour mission.
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