Phylicia Rashād biography

Phylicia Rashād

Actor, Film actor

1948 –

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Who is Phylicia Rashād?

Phylicia Rashād is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for this part in 1985 and 1986.

In 2004, Rashād became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, which she won for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She resumed the role in the 2008 television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun, which earned her the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Rashād was dubbed "The Mother" of the African-American community at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.

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Born
Jun 19, 1948
Houston
Also known as
  • Phylicia Ayers-Allen
  • Phylicia Ayres Allen
  • Phylicia Allen
  • Phylicia Ayers Allen
  • Phylicia Allen Ayers
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
Lived in
  • Houston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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