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Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where she played communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise. Nichols’ role was groundbreaking as one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant. She also worked to recruit diverse astronauts to NASA, including women and ethnic minorities.