Phylicia Rashād

Phylicia Rashād (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) 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. She resumed the role in the 2008 television adaption 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Phylicia Rashād, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

June 19, 1948

Place of Birth
Houston, Texas, USA


Known Credits


2001 The Old Settler as Elizabeth Barney
1991 Jailbirds as Janice Grant
1995 The Possession of Michael D. as Dr. Marion Hale (Psychiatrist)
2012 Good Deeds as Wilimena Deeds
1989 Polly as Aunt Polly
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man as Cassandra Hawkins
1990 Polly: Comin' Home! as Aunt Polly
1989 False Witness as Lynne Jacobi
2018 Charlie's Place as Narrator
1996 The Babysitter's Seduction as Det. Kate Jacobs
2011 Change of Plans as Dorothy
2010 Frankie & Alice as Edna
2012 Steel Magnolias as Clairee
2020 A Fall from Grace as Sarah
------ Creed III as Mary Anne Creed
2020 Black Box as Lillian
1993 Hallelujah as Mayor Turner
2008 A Raisin in the Sun as Lena Younger
2015 Creed as Mary Anne Creed
2010 Just Wright as Ella McKnight
2020 Soul as Libba Gardner (voice)
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin as Eliza
2020 Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey as Grandmother Journey
2015 For Justice as Georgina Howe
1994 David's Mother as Gladys Johnson
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Disneyland Cleaning Lady
2018 Creed II as Mary Anne Creed
2010 For Colored Girls as Gilda
2015 Emily & Tim as Emily (Segment 5)
2001 The Visit as Dr. Coles
2017 Tour de Pharmacy as Victoria Young