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Denise Nicholas

Denise Nicholas

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Full Name: Denise Nicholas
Birth Date: July 12, 1944
Age: 76 years
Gender: Female
Profession: Actress, Writer
Country: United States
Horoscope: Cancer
Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
DivorceJim Hill (m. 1981–1984), Bill Withers (m. 1973–1974), Gilbert Moses (m. 1964–1965)
Net Worth$3 Million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceDetroit, Michigan
StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
Education‘Milan High School’, ‘University of Michigan', ‘Tulane University'
FatherOtto Nicholas
MotherLouise Carolyn
SiblingsOtto, Michele
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American actress, Denise Nicholas is well-known for her role as high-school guidance counselor Liz McIntyre on the ABC comedy-drama series Room 222. Also, she wrote, and social activist. Then she portrayed Councilwoman Harriet DeLong on the NBC/CBS drama series In the Heat of the Night.

How old is Denise Nicholas?

The 75-year-old, actress Nicholas was born on July 12, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, US. Born to parents Louise Carolyn (mother) and Otto Nicholas (father) as Donna Denise Nicholas. Her parents’ divorce when she was young and moved to Milan, Michigan when her mother married Robert Burgen.

Having American nationality, Denise belongs to mixed ethnicity. She grew with her 2 siblings brother Otto and a younger sister named Michele. She graduated from ‘Milan High School’ in 1961. Nicholas attended the ‘University of Michigan’ located in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she studied law. Then she joined the ‘Tulane University’ located in New Orleans, Louisiana study majored in fine arts.

Does Denise Nicholas have Children? Thrice Marriage Failure

Despite having a successful career, Denise has an unsuccessful personal life. After being married three times, Nicholas doesn’t have any children from her marriage. Denise’s first husband was Gilbert Moses, whom she married in May 1964. Her first husband Moses is the founder of the ‘Free Southern Theater.’ Then the couple ended their marriage life 1965. From their marriage, they didn’t have any kids.

Denise Nicholas with her ex-husband
Caption: Denise Nicholas with her ex-husband (Photo: Affairs Post)

After her first divorce, she then married Withers who is an American singer. On January 17, 1973, Denise exchanged the wedding vows with her second husband Bill Withers. The couple’s main reason for divorce is domestic violence. According to Nicholas, Bill had beaten her and threaded to end their relationship over the phone. Their marriage ended after a year of their marriage in December 1974 on a wrong note.

After her second marriage failed, she again married for the third time. Her third and final husband Jim Hill CBS sports anchor. Nichols exchanged the wedding vows with third husband Hill on Valentine’s Day in 1981. Their married life was going pretty well but the problem arises in their married life after six years.

Denise Nicholas with her ex-husband
Caption: Denise Nicholas with her ex-husband (Photo: Pinterest)

The couple divorce was finalized in the year 1987. After her, thrice marriage failure; the actress Denise is single and hardly seen with any other man. As of now, she is  enjoying her singlehood.

Death of Her Sister

Nicholas’s younger sister Michele Burgen was Ebony magazine editor was shot to death in February 1980 at the age of 26-years. Burgen’s body was found in a locked rental car at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Denise with her elder brother Otto searched the country for clues, but no suspect was ever taken to trial.

What is the Net Worth of Denise Nicholas?

Denise works are ravishing in all the departments as an actress, model, and writer too. From her work, she collected a decent worth. Denise Nicholas has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. Also, she earns an annual salary of $200 thousand in her active days.

Denise Nicholas posing for photo with his co-actor
Caption: Denise Nicholas posing for a photo with his co-actor (Photo: Denise Nicholas Official Website)

Also, she earns money from her writing career as well. She has contributed to the welfare of society working as a social activist. Her prime source of earning is her acting career. She has featured in several movies and TV series earning salary in millions. So we can say that she is living a lavish lifestyle out for earning.

Height of Denise Nicholas

The 75-years-old actress, Denise stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches i.e 1.67 m. She has curly dark brown hair with brown eyes color.

Career Highlights

Denise Nicholas is an American actor, writer as well as a social activist. She has involved with the ‘Civil Rights Movement.’ While she was still in university, Denise made her debut in acting by taking part in a Spanish play. Then she joined the ‘Free Southern Theater and aimed at providing the live theater experience to rural African–American audiences.

Denise Nicholas posing for a photo
Caption: Denise Nicholas posing for a photo (Photo: Denise Nicholas Official Website)

Also, she is a prominent member of the ‘Negro Ensemble Company.’ She began her TV career with the series ‘It Takes a Thief.’ Then she featured in the role of ‘Liz McIntyre’ in the series ‘Room 222’ that helped her gain stardom. Her acting skills in his series won Nicholas ‘Golden Globe’ nominations. Then she bagged roles in movies such as ‘Let’s Do It Again’ and ‘A Piece of the Action.’

Denise Nicholas posing for the photo
Caption: Denise Nicholas posing for the photo (Photo: Pinterest)

Also, she was part of several TV series, such as ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ and ‘Aloha Paradise.’ Then she wrote a few episodes for this series and marked the beginning of her career as a writer. She published her first novel, ‘Freshwater Roads.’ Nicholas is not presently active in the entertainment industry.