Nichelle Nichols is a jack of all trades. She is known for her multi-skilled personality where she is able to carry on her career of acting, writing, singing, and production all at once. She is known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in a Star Trek series that was aired from 1966 to 1969. Following her acting career, she also participated in conventions for which she charged a fortune. She was paid almost 10k to 50k Dollars for one convention each. Later she retired due to her health issues. Moreover, she is best known for her role in almost 60 different projects. Apart from this, she has also produced a variety of projects. Nichelle Nichols net worth is around $550k as of 2022.
Early Years of Life
Born in the suburbs of Chicago, she was named grace Dell Nicholas. Her birth date is 28th December 1932. She has a brother named Thomas. Together the four of them lived together. Her father, Samuel was a factory worker and also worked as a chief magistrate and a mayor of Robbins and her mother Salish was a housewife. Unfortunately, she lost her only sibling in a mass suicide by a cult.
Nichelle Nichols Net Worth & Bio
|Full Name||Grace Dell Nicholas|
|Birthdate||December 28, 1932,|
|Siblings||Thomas Nichols, Marian Michaels|
|Spouse||Duke Mondy (Divorced)|
|Profession||Actress, Dancer, Singer, Writer, and Producer|
|Net worth||$550 thousand|
As far as her private life is considered, she was in a relationship with Gene Rodden Berry, but she told the media that they ended their relationship soon before the production of the Star Trek series. Then she married Foster Johnson who was a dancer by profession. But unfortunately, the marriage did not last long and they were divorced the very next year after which she married Duke Monday. Unluckily they were divorced some 2 years later.
She was a dancer and she used to work with a band named Duke Ellington’s Band. There Ellington discovered her singing talent and she was included in the band. She was signed in the musical named the Kicks and Co, in the year 1961. This musical was an Oscar Brown musical, and this marked the successful singing appearance of her career. In this project, she was seen by the Playboy, and this earned her an appearance in the Playboy Club of Chicago. Moreover, she has been seen in several famous productions like Carman Jones and Porgy and Bess.
As she was a dancer in the initial years of her life, so she was given her first movie role that was to portray a dancer. But this particular role went uncredited. This all happened in 1959 when she was cast along with two famous actors, Dorothy Dandridge and Sidney Poitier. Soon after this project, she started making more appearances in films as well as other projects. Some of these projects are as follows:
Tarzan’s Deadly Silence, Mister Buddwing, and Made in Paris (all in the year 1966), Doctors You’ve Got to be Kidding! (in 1967),. Apart from these, she was ruling the magazine covers of the magazine entitled Ebony for several years. Besides, she was invited as a guest star on various tv shows. Moreover, the role that gained her fame and recognition was in a science fiction project Star Treks. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the airing of the show was interrupted once Nichelle tried to back off but was later convinced to stay.
And evidently, this show changed her life and made her a star. She broke many conventional practices. For instance, she was the first to share a kiss with an actor of another race and thus broke the convention with this first interracial on-air kiss. Additionally, She has done tremendous work on many famous projects like Truck Turner (in 1974), The Adventure of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (aired in 1995), and The Supernatural (in the year 1986). Moreover, she appeared in all the series of Star Trek ranging from 1982 to 1989.
Besides, she was also part of the Star Trek video game and the animated series. This is not all. She has been appearing on shows, singing albums, movies, and tv shows till now in 2016. After these shows and projects, she was often seen at conventions. But unfortunately, owing to some serious health issues “dementia” she was forced to retire in order to maintain her health. Her final attended convention was in the mid of the year 2019. Soon after she retired.
Nichelle Nichols has 56.7k followers on her official Twitter account. She has many tweets about her performance, shows, and upcoming movies.
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— Nichelle Nichols (@NichelleIsUhura) August 11, 2020
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Nichelle Nichols net worth is a whopping five hundred dollars and it is the result of her untiring hard work and dedication.