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Nyota Uhura /niːˈoʊtə ʊˈhʊrə/ is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. The character was portrayed by Nichelle Nichols through the sixth Star Trek film. Since 2009, a younger Uhura has been portrayed by actress Zoe Saldana.
Uhura is a translator and communications officer who specializes in linguistics, cryptography, and philology. She was an important part of the original series’ multicultural crew and one of the first characters of African descent to be featured in a non-menial role on an American television series.
In the 2009 film, the mystery regarding Uhura’s first name is the subject of a running joke as Kirk repeatedly tries to find out what it is before finally hearing Spock call her “Nyota”.