Nichelle Nichols is a multi-talented actress who is widely known for her jaw-breaking acting in the TV series ‘Star Trek’ as Lieutenant Uhura. She is also an acclaimed singer. Other than her successful career in the glamour world, she is also associated with NASA. Her career is really eventful. Let’s learn more about Nichelle Nichols’s net worth in 2019 and her career happenings.
Nichelle Nichols was born to her African-American parents on December 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois. As a child, her name was Grace Dell Nichols. Her father, Samuel Earl Nichols, was a factory worker and was also a politician. Her mother’s name was Lishia Nichols. When she was a child, her family moved to Chicago where she attended ‘School of the Art Institution of Chicago’. Later, she also moved to Los Angeles and New York for the higher studies but her dream was always to become a musician only. There is not any information about her educational background.
Nichelle’s personal life has not been so smooth. During the early 1950s, she came into the relationship with dancer Foster Johnson. They married in 1951 but separated just within few months. They had a kid together named Kyle Johnson. She married for second time in 1967 to Duke Mondy but again in 1972, she ended up with a divorce.
Nichelle had interest in music since her childhood. Her parents encouraged her to learn it professionally. She even attended a few academies to hone her music skills. As she was an active stage performer in school, she caught the attention of Huge Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine. From here, she started her career as model and soon made her way to singing. At the beginning itself, she got an opportunity to work with the famous musicians Duke Ellington and Lionel Hamptons. While working with them, she achieved a fair success and popularity which ultimately helped her to make her first appearance on the big screen.
In 1959, she made her TV debut but it went unnoticed. The biggest breakthrough of her career came in 1966 when she bagged the leading role in TV series ‘Star Trek’. It was a science fiction and Nichelle was hugely acclaimed for character Uhura. She remained with all the three seasons of this TV series and became a popular actress. During that time, she also revived her love for music. Lately, Nichelle has worked a volunteer in a special project with NASA.
Awards & achievements
Nichelle has won Golden Camera award and Academy of Science Fiction Award other than the several nominations. She has also received the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.
Net worth of Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols had a successful career as an actress. Though she hasn’t appeared in many films & TV shows, she managed to achieve a decent success. She also tried her hands in music. So far, she has released two music albums which enjoyed the moderate success. So after accumulating her net worth from these sources, she is estimated to have an impressive net worth of $10.5 million. Her net worth might slip down in coming years as she quite old now.
An 85-year-old lady is having a massive net worth of $10.5 million. It reflects her successful career. Presently, she might not be active but she still rules the millions of heart.