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Celia Rose Gooding (born 22 February 2000; age 24) is an American actress and singer who plays Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Gooding was born and raised in New York City. Her mother is singer and dancer LaChanze. Her father, securities trader Calvin Gooding died in the September 11 terrorist attacks when she was one year old. She attended the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York, and graduated with honors in performing arts.

In 2018, she won a co-starring role in the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill at Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The same year, she began studying Child Psychology and Musical Theatre at Pace University, but dropped out in her junior year to star in Jagged Little Pill when the show debuted on Broadway.

Her only television credits besides her role on Strange New Worlds are several televised Broadway specials, including Broadway Whodunit: Escape from Camp Eerie (2020) and Broadway Whodunit: All Hallows' Eve (2020).

Gooding co-stars in the upcoming thriller Breakwater, alongside Sonja Sohn, which will be her first film credit.

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Appearances as Nyota Uhura[]

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