- Played a female pimp in the 1974 film Truck Turner.
- Considered quitting Star Trek after the first season, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a fan of the show, convinced her that her character was ground breaking; she remained on the show until the series ended in 1969.
- First African-American to place her handprints in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre.
- Worked for NASA recruiting women and minorities into the space program.
- Kyle Johnson — Son
- Thomas Nichols — Brother
- Lishia Parks — Mother
- Gene Roddenberry — Ex-significant Other
- Samuel Earl Nichols — Father
- Foster Johnson — Ex-husband
Season 15, Episode 19
- Birth Name: Grace Nichols
- Birth Place: Robbins, IL
- Birthday: December 28, 1932, Capricorn
- Profession: Actor, Singer
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