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(Actress and Social Activist)

Denise Nicholas is an American actress and social activist. She was involved in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. She was married to Gilbert Moses.

Relationship Facts of Denise Nicholas

Denise Nicholas is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Denise Nicholas's Marital Life || Dating History

Denise Nicholas was married to Gilbert Moses for 2 years. The pair started dating in 1963. They tied the knot in the same year.

They later separated in 1965. Later, she married American Singer Bill Withers. The marriage ceremony took place on 17 January 1973. The couple separated later in 1974.

Denise married former football player and CBS sports anchor Jim Hill on 14 February 1981. The relationship didn’t work out and hence they separated in 1984. Denise is currently believed to be single.

Denise Nicholas: Biography in Details

Who is Denise Nicholas?

Denise Nicholas is an American actress and social activist. She was involved in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Additionally, she has appeared in more than 50 movies and television series in her career. She played the role of high-school guidance counselor Liz McIntyre on the ABC comedy-drama series ‘Room 222’.

Salary, Net Worth: Denise Nicholas

Denise Nicholas has not revealed her current salary at the moment. Her net worth is around $3 million as of 2024.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Nationality, Education

Denise Nicholas was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 12, 1944. She is the daughter of Louise Carolyn and Otto Nicholas. Furthermore, she spent her early life in Detroit.

Later, she moved to Milan, Michigan. She holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnic background. Denise has always been interested in the world of show business since her childhood.

Denise attended Milan High School and graduated in 1961. Furthermore, she entered the University of Michigan as a Pre-Law major. Later, she switched her major to Latin-American politics, Spanish and English.

Next, Denise Nicholas transferred to Tulane University and majored in Fine Arts. Additionally, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Southern California.

Denise Nicholas: Career

Initially, Denise Nicholas made her debut in a Spanish-language play presented by her language class. Afterward, she left college early to join the Free Southern Theater (FST).

After two years, she went to New York City and joined the Negro Ensemble Company. She was cast as Liz McIntyre, the Guidance Counselor on the ABC series ‘Room 222’.

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Denise Nicholas began her television acting career in 1968. She appeared in an episode of ‘It Takes a Thief’. Then, she appeared as Harriet DeLong in the cast of NBC/CBS ‘In the Heat of the Night’. In addition, she wrote six episodes of the series, beginning her second career as a writer. Next, she was enrolled in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. Additionally, Denise attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop.

Some of the movies and television series that Denise has appeared in are ‘Proud’, ‘My Wife and Kids’, ‘Ritual’, ‘Living Single’, ‘In the Heat of the Night’, ‘Ghost Dad’ and others. Apart from her acting career, her first novel, ‘Freshwater Road’, was published by Agate Publishing, in August 2005.  The novel won the Zora Neal Hurston/Richard Wright Award for debut fiction in 2006.

Denise Nicholas garnered the Golden Globe nomination for ‘Room 222’ in 1972. Furthermore, she was also nominated for the same award for the same show in the years 1971 and 1970. In addition, Denise also won the Image Award in 1976 for ‘Let’s Do It Again’.

Denise Nicholas: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Denise Nicholas became part of a controversy after the ‘In the Heat of the Night’s Eerie paralleled to her sister’s murder. Furthermore, she explained that the tragedy of her past decade had freed her comedic skills.

In addition, Denise’s marriage with Withers was also controversial as it was a rocky relationship from the start. Later, they had terrible fights, which soon began getting coverage in magazines. There are no rumors concerning her at the moment.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Denise Nicholas has a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs is unknown. Information related to the body measurement of Denise is not available at the moment. Her hair color is dark brown and her eye color is also dark brown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Denise Nicholas is not quite active on social media. She doesn’t have a Facebook page. In addition, She is not active over Twitter and Instagram as well.

Also know more about the early life, career, net worth, relationships, and controversies of other actress and social activist including Susan SarandonAmanda BlakeMarcheline Bertrand, and Fran Drescher.

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