Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashād
Phylicia Rashad 1998.jpg
Rashad in 1997
Born
Phylicia Ayers-Allen

(1948-06-19) June 19, 1948 (age 72)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materHoward University
OccupationSinger, actress, stage director
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)
Children2, including Condola Rashād
RelativesDebbie Allen (sister)

Phylicia Rashād (/fɪˈlʃə rəˈʃɑːd/ fih-LI-shə rə-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; born June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and theatre director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92), which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986.

In 2004, Rashad became the first black actress to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rashad makes Tony Awards history". Today.com. 6 June 2004. Retrieved 17 September 2016.