Phylicia Rashad is an American beautiful actress, singer and stage director. She is well known for her role as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She is also first African-American actress to be honored with the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
Early Life and Career of Phylicia Rashad
Rashad is a daughter of Vivian Ayers and Andrew Arthur Allen. He mother was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet, and publisher. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Howard University.
Rashad started her career through stage work with a string of Broadway credit. She has already starred in popular Broadway like August: Osage County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gem of the Ocean, Raisin in the Sun.
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In 1983, Rashad starred in ABC soap opera One Life to Live, where she was seen in the role of publicist Courtney Wright. In 2015 she was awarded Theatrical Arts Award by The BET Honors.
Phylicia Rashad Personal Life and Affairs
Talking about Rashad’s marital status, she was a married woman. She was married to William Lancelot Bowles Jr., a dentist in 1972. The couple had a son named William Lancelot Bowles III. They ended their relationship in 1975.
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Rashad then married Victor Willis in 1978. The couple met during the run of The Wiz. Their divorce was finalized in 1982.
Rashad married Ahmad Rashad, a former wide receiver on December 14, 1985. It was the third marriage for both of them. He proposed to her during a pregame show for a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day football game. They together have a daughter.
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Rashad gave birth to their daughter named Condola Phyleia Rashad on December 11, 1986, in New York. The pair divorced in early 2001. She has not involved in any relationship after the divorce.
Phylicia Rashad Net Worth
Rashad has a net worth of $55 million. She earned a decent amount of money working in the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show. She became the first Afro-American who won Tony Awards. She also won NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in 2009.