The 31-year-old actress, who will play a lieutenant commander, will be the first African-American woman to lead the cast of the Trekkie TV franchise.

Sad to hear about Nichelle Nichols suffering a stroke. Hailing frequencies way open right now for a healthy recovery. — Enterprise Extra (@EnterpriseExtra) June…

Nichelle Nichols made television history as the first African-American woman to play a role in a series in “Star Trek” as Lt. Uhura. She reprised her role in “Star Trek: The Animated Series” and the first six Star Trek movies. It was a moment that couldn’t have been scripted any better. Actress Nichelle Nichols, who […]

Nichols had been an up-and-coming stage performer when she was offered the iconic role, and she insisted, “I still think 'Star Trek' interrupted my career and I got stuck there.”