Phylicia Rashād

19 Jun 1948

Actor

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.

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Filmography (19 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Black Panther
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor
(movie, 2015)
···Creed
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mary Anne Creed)
(movie, 2012)
···Good Deeds
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Wilimena Deeds)
(movie, 2012)
···Steel Magnolias
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Clairee)
(movie, 2011)
···Change of Plans
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Dorothy)
(movie, 2010)
···For Colored Girls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gilda)
(movie, 2010)
···Frankie & Alice
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Edna)
(movie, 2010)
···Just Wright
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ella McKnight)
(movie, 2008)
···A Raisin in the Sun
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lena Younger)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Cassandra Hawkins)
(movie, 2001)
···The Old Settler
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth)
(movie, 1998)
···Free of Eden
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Desiree)
(movie, 1996)
···The Babysitter's Seduction
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Kate Jacobs)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ma Ponk)
(movie, 1995)
···The Possession of Michael D.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Marion Hale (Psychiatrist))
(movie, 1991)
···Jailbirds
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Janice Grant)
(movie, 1990)
···Polly: Comin' Home!
Genre: Family, Musical
Role: Actor (as Aunt Polly)
(movie, 1989)
···False Witness
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lynne Jacobi)
(movie, 1989)
···Polly
Genre: Family, Musical
Role: Actor (as Aunt Polly)