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Nichelle Nichols Net Worth 2022

Nichelle Nichols Net Worth

Nichelle Nichols Net Worth
Nichelle Nichols Net Worth

According To Uswhispers Nichelle Nichols Net Worth $500 Thousands The part of Lieutenant Uhura that Nichols originated on the original season of "Star Trek" (1966–1969) has been resurrected in six "Star Trek" movies. Nichelle became quite well-liked at conventions later in her career. Depending on the size and her commitment, she can be paid between $10,000 and $50,000 to appear at conferences.

Nichols was making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from these gatherings before her health forced her to retire. Nichelle has more than 60 acting credits to her name, including roles in the TV series "The Young and the Restless," the movies "Snow Dogs" and "Are We There Yet?" (2016).

Early Life

Grace Dell Nichols was born on December 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Mother Salish, father Samuel, and younger brother Thomas were her childhood companions. Her father was the mayor and chief magistrate of Robbins, as well as a factory worker. Sadly, Nichelle lost her brother, a member of the Heaven's Gate cult, when the group's members all killed themselves in March 1997. Nichols started her career in show business at the age of 16, when she joined Duke Ellington's band as a dancer. Ellington requested that she perform for him, and after hearing her, he decided she should lead the band.


Hugh Hefner, owner of "Playboy," engaged Nichols to perform in the Chicago Playboy Club after seeing her in the Oscar Brown musical "Kicks and Co." in 1961. She also appeared in a New York production of "Porgy and Bess" and played the main role in a Chicago production of "Carmen Jones." She made her debut in a 1959 rendition of "Porgy and Bess" starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge in an uncredited dance role. Then, Nichelle starred in the movies "Tarzan's Deadly Silence" (1966), "Made in Paris" (1966), "Mister Buddwing" (1966), and "Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!" (1967). In January 1967, she was featured on the cover of "Ebony" magazine. She had a brief appearance on "The Lieutenant" in 1964, and two years later, Gene Roddenberry cast Nichols in the part that would forever alter her life.

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