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Denise Nicholas Net Worth $3 Million Dollars

Denise Nicholas Net Worth: Denise Nicholas is an American celebrity, writer, producer and civil rights activist who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Produced Donna Denise Nicholas on July 12, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, she spent her early years in Detroit before moving with her mum to Milan, Michigan. Nicholas graduated from Milan High School in 1961 and then entered the University of Michigan as a pre-law major. She then transferred to Tulane University where she majored in fine arts. Nonetheless, she chose to discontinue her studies to be able to join the Free Southern Theater through the Civil Rights Movement. Using a small troupe of actors, they toured in Mississippi, Louisiana and New York performing important plays in the front of rural African-American audiences. Eventually, she moved to New York and worked at St. Mark’s Playhouse, where she had a number of stage plays such as “Song of Lusitania Bogey”, “Daddy Goodness” and “Kongi’s Harvest”. It was in 1968 that her television acting career began and she was cast on an episode of “It Takes a Thief”. Throughout the 1970s, she also accepted big screen roles in such features as “Blacula”, “Let’s Do This Again” and “A Piece of the Action”. Meanwhile, she went on performing on stage and earned her BA degree in Drama from University of Southern California in 1987. Nicholas began her second career as a writer while working to the NBC/CBS’ drama show, “In the Heat of the Night”. Actually, she wrote six episodes of the long-running show. When the show was cancelled, she crafted her writing skills by attending various workshops. Her first novel, Freshwater Road, received excellent recognitions from several publishers and organizations, including the Integrity Award given by the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in the year 2012. Some of her other movie appearances were in “Proud” (2004), “Ghost Dad” (1990), “Over Here, Mr. President” (1983).

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Living Single1997TV SeriesLilah James
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesMiss Hicks
In the Heat of the Night1989-1995TV SeriesHarriet DeLong Harriet DeLong Gillespie Harriet Delong Gillespie ...
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992TV SeriesMrs. Walker
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story1990TV MovieCleo Babilonia
Ghost Dad1990Joan
B.L. Stryker1990TV SeriesDarlene Carter
A Different World1990TV SeriesCarol Garrison
Mother's Day1989TV MovieElizabeth Sturgis
Heart and Soul1989TV ShortJean Kincaid
The Cosby Show1989TV SeriesLorraine
Supercarrier1988TV Series
Amen1988TV SeriesMrs. Kirby
2271988TV SeriesJeanie Smith
Hotel1987TV SeriesMrs. Blake
And the Children Shall Lead1985TV MovieMother
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesT.C's Date
Marvin & Tige1983Vanessa Jackson (as Denise Nicholas-Hill)
Over Here, Mr. President1983
Masquerade1983TV Series
One Day at a Time1983TV SeriesSusan Bryant
The Love Boat1980-1982TV SeriesMaura Belloque / Jenny Brooks
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls1981TV MovieConnie (as Denise Nicholas Hill)
Aloha Paradise1981TV SeriesCarrie
The Big Stuffed Dog1981TV MovieNurse Riley
Secrets of Midland Heights1981TV SeriesJulie Hammond
The Sophisticated Gents1981TV SeriesPat Henderson
Diff'rent Strokes1980TV SeriesSondra Williams
Benson1980TV SeriesCarol Walker
The Paper Chase1979TV SeriesDonna Scott
Baby, I'm Back1977-1978TV SeriesOlivia Ellis
Ring of Passion1978TV MovieMarva Trotter Louis
Capricorn One1977Betty Walker
A Piece of the Action1977Lila French
Marcus Welby, M.D.1975TV SeriesMyrna Kelland
Let's Do It Again1975Beth Foster
Rhoda1975TV SeriesDenise Culp
Police Story1975TV SeriesCandy Priest
Mr. Ricco1975Irene Mapes
Room 2221969-1974TV SeriesLiz McIntyre
The Soul of Nigger Charley1973Elena
Love, American Style1972TV Series segment "Love and the Split-Up"
- Love and the Alibi/Love and the Instant Father/Love and the Lovely Evening/Love and Lover's Lane/Love and the Split-Up 1972 ... segment "Love and the Split-Up"
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesKyro (segment "Logoda's Heads")
Five Desperate Women1971TV MovieJoy
N.Y.P.D.1967-1969TV SeriesEthel
The F.B.I.1969TV SeriesNora Tobin
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesToosdhi
Proud2004Gordon's Mother
My Wife and Kids2002TV SeriesAnn Kyle
Ritual2000Sylvia Becker
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda1997TV MovieLeddy Hutch



In the Heat of the Night1992-1994TV Series writer - 6 episodes



Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Color Adjustment1992DocumentaryHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1970-1978TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars IV1978TV SpecialHerself - CBS Team
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1973TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train1972TV Series documentaryGuest
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1972TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Flip1970TV SeriesHerself

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Archive Footage

TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary

Won awards

Won awards

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1976Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureLet's Do It Again (1975)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaRoom 222 (1969)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaRoom 222 (1969)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaRoom 222 (1969)

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1Credits Michael Constantine as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2Her first novel, Freshwater Road, was published by Agate Publishing in August, 2005. [July 2005]
3Her acting mentor was Michael Constantine.
4A founding member of The Free Southern Theater.
5Graduate of Milan High School, Class of 1961, Milan, Michigan
6Graduated from the University of Michigan

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