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Leonard Nimoy is an actor who has played Spock in both the 1960s TV series Star Trek and several movies based on the show.
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Nimoy spent the rest of the 90s honing his directing chops, voicing animated projects, and appearing in the occasional acting role. In 1995, he released his second biography, I Am Spock.
Largely retired from acting, Nimoy embraced a new career as a photographer and a philanthropist. He also mended fences with his former Star Trek co-star,
serving as best man in Shatner's 1997 wedding to Nerine Kidd. His 2002 The Shekhina Project drew controversy for its depiction of Jewish themes, and his equally provocative 2007 work, The Full Body Project, toyed with the idea of physical size and beauty. He and wife Susan continue to support the arts with generous financial gifts from the Nimoy Foundation, and the actor will reprise his most famous role in J.J. Abrams' 2009 reimagining of Star Trek.
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