Phylicia Rashād’s claim to fame was her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. The actress is also an acclaimed thespian and feature film actress in addition to being a critically acclaimed TV star.
She first started her career in 1972 and has since become a legend especially in the African-American community in the almost 50 years she has been active. Some of her well-known works are For Colored Girls, Good Deeds, Creed, and Creed II.
Phylicia Rashād is single as of March 2020 but has been married 3 times in the past. She was first married to William Lancelot Bowles Jr. They tied the knot in 1972 and gave birth to a son named William Lancelot Bowles III, the following year.
Her marriage to Bowles ended in 1975 after which she married Victor Willis in 1978. The pair called their marriage off in 1982.
Phylicia married Ahmad Rashād on December 14, 1985, and had one daughter named Condola Phylea Rashād. She divorced her then-spouse in 2001.
Rashād was born on June 19, 1948, in Houston, Texas, U.S to parents Vivian Allen and Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. She is 71 years old as of March 2020.
She went to Howard University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1970.
The Bill Cosby Show was a phenomenon in the past and Rashad joined the show as Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable in 1984.
She was one of the 5 children on the show and received a lot of praise and fanfare for her work on the show. She later defended Bill Cosby after he was accused of se*ual misconduct.
American actress Phylicia Rashād’s has a net worth of around $55 million as of March 2020. The majority of her net worth comes from her work as an actress.
Her salary is not public information but many believe that she earns a six-figure salary from her various projects.
Rashād’s brothers are jazz-musician brother Tex and agent Hugh Allen, and her sister is actress Debbie Allen.
Debbie Allen is a three-time Emmy Award winner and was inducted into a committee honoring artists (President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities) by President George W. Bush.
Rashād took a temporary hiatus after 2017 from TV after she worked on Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Then she surprised audiences with a return to the acclaimed show This Is Us.
She appeared in the episode Our Little Island Girl as Carol and her cameo caused a lot of buzz among fans.
OWN released David Makes Man on August 14, 2019, a series which follows a 14-year-old boy named David and his struggle with life as he faces the death of a friend and the expectations of his hardworking mother to pull their family out of poverty.
She plays the role of Dr. Woods-Trap who is the quick-witted and intimidating teacher of David.