Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, to Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Ukraine. Nimoy began acting at the age of 8 in a children’s and neighborhood theater. Even though his parents wanted him to attend college his grandfather encouraged him to become an actor.
His first major role was at 17 in an amateur production of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing!, the role “lit a passion” that led him to pursue an acting career. “I never wanted to do anything else.”
While a great actor in everything he did it was the role in the classic sci-fi tv series created by Gene Roddenburry that he would be linked with forever as the Vulcan Spock. While the series..... Read More