Today, December 28th, is the birthday Nichelle Nichols. Star Trek’s original Uhura is turning 79 years young. So we here at TrekMovie want to wish Nichelle a very happy birthday.
Happy Birthday, Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols brought a combination of grace and heft to the role of Uhura in the original Star Trek.
She also brought her musical talents to the series. In addition, Uhura was a key part of Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a more diverse future, something that was not always a popular opinion in the 1960s. In this video from the Star Trek DVDs, Nichols talks about taking on the role of Uhura.
Happy Birthday, Nichelle