Phylicia Rashād

Born Jun 19, 1948

Phylicia Rashād is an American Tony Award-winning actress and singer, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. In 2004, Rashād became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on June 19, 1948.


1970 22 Years Old Rashād studied at Howard University, graduating magna cum laude in 1970 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old Rashād's first marriage, in 1972, was to dentist William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. They had one son, William Lancelot Bowles III, who was born the following year. The marriage ended in 1975.


1978 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, she released the album Josephine Superstar, a disco Concept album telling the life story of Josephine Baker. … Read More
1983 35 Years Old Rashād received a career boost when she joined the cast of the ABC soap opera One Life to Live in 1983. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old 1 More Event
She married former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashād on December 14, 1985. … Read More


1996 48 Years Old When Cosby returned to TV comedy in 1996 with CBS's Cosby, he called on Rashād to play Ruth Lucas, his character's wife. … Read More


2001 53 Years Old The couple divorced in early 2001 but she kept the name Rashād.
2002 54 Years Old That year, Cosby asked Rashād to work on his animated television series Little Bill, in which the actress voiced Bill's mother, Brenda, until the show's end in 2002. … Read More
In 2007, Rashād made her directorial debut with the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean.


2008 60 Years Old 1 More Event
She returned to the role in 2008, in the episode Christmas Joy.
2010 62 Years Old In November 2010, Rashād starred in the Tyler Perry film For Colored Girls, based on the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.
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