Profile of the Day: Leonard Nimoy
Happy 83rd birthday Leonard Nimoy! Nimoy was born March 26, 1931 in Boston Massachusetts to Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Soviet Union (now Ukraine). He began acting at the age of 8 in neighborhood theater and was encouraged to pursue a career as an actor by his grandfather. Best known for portraying Spock in the original Star Trek series, the role and the series would have a significant cultural impact and earn him three Emmy nominations. Following the series’ run, he continued to reprise his iconic role in multiple films. Although he announced his retirement from acting in 2010, he continued to make several appearances on television, most notably on the cult hit Fringe, and made a cameo appearance in the latest installment of J.J. Abrams‘ reimagining of the Star Trek franchise.
Did you know in 1953, Leonard Nimoy served in the United States Army? He served along side fellow actor Ken Berry and architect Frank Gehry.
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