Celia Rose Gooding stars as the iconic role of 'Uhura' in the Paramount+ series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS alongside Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romjin. The series is a prequel to STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES that follows the crew of the USS Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike. Season 1 premiered to rave reviews and quickly became "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. Reviews also raved about Celia's performance, which marked her television debut.
Gooding reprises her role of ‘Uhura’ in Season 2 of STRANGE NEW WORLDS, premiering June 15. She soon begins production on Season 3 of the series, and recently wrapped production on BREAKWATER, an independent crime thriller written and directed by James Rowe.
Prior to film and television, Gooding originated the role of 'Frankie' in the Diablo Cody and Alanis Morissette hit Broadway musical, JAGGED LITTLE PILL. At 21, she was nominated for a Tony Award on behalf of this role, making her one of the youngest nominees of the Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category. The production went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Boosting a robust theater background, Gooding starred in roles such as 'Penelope Pennywise' in URINETOWN and 'Carmen Diaz' in FAME at The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy in New York City. Furthermore, Gooding studied Acting and Film at the Berridge Conservatory in Normandy, France with a concentration in Shakespeare, and studied dance at The Alvin Ailey Institute.
Gooding was born and raised in New York, where she currently resides.