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'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Hospitalized

HuffPost logo HuffPost 6/5/2015 Erin Whitney
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 14: Actress Nichelle Nichols attends the Los Angeles screening of 'Alongside Night' at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on July 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage): Nichelle Nichols attends the Los Angeles screening of 'Alongside Night' at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on July 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills. © Vincent Sandoval via Getty Images Nichelle Nichols attends the Los Angeles screening of 'Alongside Night' at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on July 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills.

Nichelle Nichols, best known as Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek," was rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, according to TMZ.

The 82-year-old actress suffered a mild stroke, according to the TMZ report. Her rep has confirmed to The Huffington Post that she is now resting comfortably and undergoing tests. However, Nichols' diagnosis and prognosis are currently unknown.

Nichols appeared in the original "Star Trek" TV series and reprised her role in six "Star Trek" films. She has also voiced characters in the "Gargoyles" and "Spider-Man" TV shows and played Nana Dawson in "Heroes."

Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, William Shanter and George Takei on the set of 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' in 1988. © AP Photo/Bob Galbraith Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, William Shanter and George Takei on the set of 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' in 1988.
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