Denise Nicholas Biography
Birthday: July 12, 1944 (Cancer)
Born In: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Denise Nicholas is an American actor and writer. She is a social activist, too, and was involved with the ‘Civil Rights Movement.’ Nicholas made her debut in acting by taking part in a Spanish play, while still in university. Later, she joined the ‘Free Southern Theater,’ which was aimed at providing the live theater experience to rural African–American audiences. She was a prominent member of the ‘Negro Ensemble Company.’ Nicholas started her TV career with the series ‘It Takes a Thief.’ However, it was the role of ‘Liz McIntyre’ in the series ‘Room 222’ that helped her gain stardom. Her convincing performance in this series won Nicholas ‘Golden Globe’ nominations. She bagged roles in movies such as ‘Let’s Do It Again’ and ‘A Piece of the Action.’ She was part of several TV series, such as ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ and ‘Aloha Paradise.’ Nicholas played a major role in the drama series ‘In the Heat of the Night.’ She wrote a few episodes for this series. This marked the beginning of her career as a writer. Denise Nicholas enrolled for professional writing programs and worked with author Janet Fitch for a short period of time. Later, Nicholas published her first novel, ‘Freshwater Roads.’ She is not presently active in the entertainment industry.