Nichelle Nichols

American actress, singer and voice artist

Nichelle Nichols (born December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist.

Nichelle Nichols in 2009.
Nichelle Nichols in 1977 as Uhura from the television program Star Trek.


  • Gene's whole vision was that minorities weren't on set because we were minorities, we were on set because in the future our diverse world would all be working together as equals. I understand that everyone needs to see role models that can inspire them and talk to them and represent them, but I believe we need to move to a future that transcends race, gender, or anything else. We're all people.

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