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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1948-06-19

Place of Birth Houston, Texas, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Creed II as Mary Anne
2018 Charlie's Place as Narrator
2017 Tour de Pharmacy as Victoria Young
2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson(6 episodes) as Jane
2015 Creed as Mary Anne Creed
2015 Emily & Tim as Emily (Segment 5)
2015 August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
2013 Do No Harm(13 episodes) as Dr. Vanessa Young
2012 Steel Magnolias as Clairee
2012 Good Deeds as Wilimena Deeds
2011 Change of Plans as Dorothy
2010 For Colored Girls as Gilda
2010 Frankie & Alice as Edna
2010 Just Wright as Ella McKnight
2008 A Raisin in the Sun as Lena Younger
2006 Psych(2 episodes) as Mme Guster
2005 Everybody Hates Chris(1 episode)
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man as Cassandra Hawkins
2001 The Old Settler as Elizabeth Barney
2000 Bull(1 episode)
1999 Little Bill(49 episodes)
1999 Free of Eden
1996 Cosby(93 episodes) as Ruth Lucas
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1996 Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored as Ma Ponk
1996 The Babysitter's Seduction as Det. Kate Jacobs
1995 The Possession of Michael D.
1995 In the House(1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel(1 episode)
1994 David's Mother as Gladys Johnson
1991 Jailbirds as Janice Grant
1990 Polly: Comin' Home! as Aunt Polly
1990 Blossom(1 episode)
1989 Polly as Aunt Polly
1989 False Witness as Lynne Jacobi
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Disneyland Cleaning Lady
1987 A Different World(4 episodes)
1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(1 episode)
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin
1984 The Cosby Show(51 episodes) as Clair Huxtable

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