Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols
Real Name/Full Name Grace Dell Nichols
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nichelle Nichols
Birth Place: Robbins, Illinois, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 December 1932
Age/How Old: 91 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 164 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 54Kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father –  Samuel Earl Nichols
Mother – Salish Parks Nichols
Siblings: Thomas and Marian Nichols
School: Englewood High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Foster Johnson (m. 1951; div. 1951)
Duke Mondy (m. 1968; div. 1972)
Kids/Children Name: Kyle Johnson
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, musician and voice artist. She is most famous due to her role as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. She also portrayed the character on the show’s films and its sequels. Her role as Uhura was a game changer for American Women. She is also remembered for her volunteering work at NASA in promoting their programs and recruiting astronauts of ethnic minorities and women.

Well, how well do you know about Nichelle Nichols? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nichelle Nichols’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Nichelle Nichols to date.

Biography and Early Life

She was born Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois near Chicago, USA. Nichelle is the daughter of Samuel Earl Nichols and Salish Parks Nichols. Mr Samuel used to work as a factory worker but was later elected as the town mayor of Robbins and also the chief magistrate. Later on, the family moved to an apartment located in Chicago. Nichelle has one known sister, Marian Nichols and brother Thomas Nichols. Thomas died on March of 1997 after committing suicide during the mass suicide of the members of the Heaven’s Gate Cult.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nichelle Nichols in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Nichelle Nichols’s age is 91 years old as of today’s date 15th July 2024 having been born on 28 December 1932. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 164 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119 lbs in Pound and 54kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is N/A and hair color is N/A.


After her family’s relocation to Chicago, Nichols was admitted at the Englewood High School. The school is located in Chicago, Illinois. Nichols was also a student at the Chicago Ballet where she was learning how to dance.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

In Nichol’s autobiography, she mentioned she once had a love affair with Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek. She then goes on to clarify that was before her time on Star Trek. When Gene died, she co-wrote a song for which she sang during his funeral. In her life, Nichol has been married twice. She was first married to dancer Foster Johnson in 1951 but they divorced the same year.

Together, they have a son named Kyle Johnson. In 1968, she married Duke Mondy but in 1972 the union ended and they divorced. In 2015, Nichol suffered a mild stroke and was admitted to a Los Angeles-area Hospital. In 2018, Nichols was diagnosed with dementia and she subsequently retired from conventional appearances.

Is Nichelle Nichols Lesbian?

Nichelle Nichols is straight as far as sexual orientations are concerned. As proof, she has been married twice to two different women. She has never been rumoured to be neither lesbian nor gay.

Professional Career

Nichol’s star started to shine in the 1940s after jazz legend Duke Ellington discovered her. She went on tour together with Ellington and Lionel Hampton as their lead singer and dancer. Her acting career kicked off with the film Porgy and Bess in 1959. She was cast in the Lieutenant in 1964 this was her debut in television.

In 1966, Nichols made history as the first black woman not to be cast in a stereotypical role after she was cast as Lieutenant Commander Nyota Uhura in Star Trek. It was the first time a black woman was cast as an educated person with high rank and importance. Her role as Uhura encouraged many young black people to become astronauts.

She was cast as Uhura in all the seasons of Star Trek and all the Star Trek films and its sequels. Nichol was also cast as Ruana in two Tarzan films: Tarzan’s Jungle Rebellion and Tarzan’s Deadly Silence. In 1975, Nichol began her company named Women in Motion Inc. The company initially produced learning materials using music as a teaching tool. When she received a grant from NASA, her company became an astronaut recruit centre. This resulted in many women and minorities applying for NASAs space programs. Such women and minorities include Sally Ride and Ellison Onzuka.


Nichol is one of the most successful women in Hollywood. Her efforts and achievements have not gone unrecognized and as a result, she has received a plethora of accolades. In 1984, NASA rewarded her with NASA’s Public Service Award for her efforts towards integrating the U.S Space Program.

In 1992, she was awarded with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also became the first woman to place her handprints in front of Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. She was also selected as an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc. In 2010, she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Los Angeles Mission College.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nichelle Nichols in 2024

Nichelle Nichols Net Worth
Nichelle Nichols Net Worth

Nichols’ career as a musician has brought in a lot of wealth for her. She has a net worth of $8 million as of 2024. Although Nichol has not acted in many films and series, she has managed to achieve honour and respect for her hard work. Apart from acting, she has tried her hand in music and has released two albums which are enjoying moderate success currently. As she is old now and un able to find sources of income, her net worth might begin dwindling.

Nichelle Nichols is an American actress and singer who have achieved great heights in her career. She is among the first African American women not to be casted in a stereotypical role. She has helped in the revolution of the American Space Program.


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