Nichelle Nichols is best known for her historic role of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Her character was eventually promoted to the rank of Commander.
Her Star Trek character was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she was considering leaving the series.
Prior to turning to acting, Nichelle sang with such music legends as Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton.
Ms. Nichols will be appearing all three days of the Emerald City Comicon.
- Nichelle Nichols