Nichelle Nichols



  • Birth Name: Grace Nichols
  • Birth Place: Robbins, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/28/1932, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Nichelle Nichols Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Nichelle Nichols Relationships:
  • Thomas Nichols - Brother
  • Lishia Parks - Mother
  • Gene Roddenberry - Ex-significant Other
  • Samuel Earl Nichols - Father
  • Foster Johnson - Ex-husband
  • Kyle Johnson - Son

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