Nichelle Nichols, aged 89, is an American actress and singer, popularly known for her role as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek: The Original Series. After she retired from the industry following her diagnosis of Dementia in 2019, the actress has accumulated a lump sum amount, adding to the total of her net worth.
Nichelle Nichols was born on December 28, 1932, as Grace Dell Nichols. Currently aged 89, Nichols was diagnosed with Dementia in 2018. She was one of the first Black women to get featured on a major TV series.
From 1997 through 2015, Nichols devoted her time to promoting NASA's programs and recruiting a diverse group of astronauts, including women and people of color.
After her diagnosis of Dementia, Nichols retired from appearing at conventions and has been facing a tough conservatorship battle recently.
In 2016, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films presented Nichols with "The Life Career Award."
She is seen making the alien hand sign on most of her Instagram posts.
Who is Nichelle Nichols?
Nichelle Nichols was born in the United States on December 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois to parents Samuel Earl and Salish Nichols.
Her father used to work at a factory before becoming the mayor of the village of Robbins.
She has had two marriages, Foster Johnson, a dancer, was her first husband. Her only child Kyle Johnson from her first marriage.
Later, she married Duke Mondy in 1968, but sadly, her second marriage also, ended in divorce in 1972.
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What is Nichelle Nichols' Net Worth?
As of 2022, Nichelle Nichols' net worth is estimated to be $8 million, which was previously around $520 thousand.
Her acting profession has provided her with the lump-sum payment.
With the sudden rise in her total wealth, her son Kyle Johnson, her former manager Gilbert Bell and her friend Angelique Fawcette have been quarreling on who would get the conservatorship of Nichols as she is suffering from dementia.
While her son legally won the petition for her conservatorship in 2018, her former manager Bell and friend Fawcette are still fighting over it.
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Where is Nichelle Nichols From?
Born in Robbins, Illinois, Nichelle Nichols grew up in Chicago, where she and her family shared an apartment.
She attended school in three cities: Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, where she spent the prime time of her life.