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Phylicia Rashad


Mostly Credited As: Phylicia Rashad
Sometimes Credited As: Phylicia Ayers-Allen

Birth Name: Phylicia Ayers-Allen
Date Of Birth: June 19, 1948 (Age 68)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Houston, Texas
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Phylicia Rashad


Phylicia Ayers-Allen was born in Houston, Texas on June 14, 1948. Her first big break occurred on Broadway when she acted in the critically acclaimed The Wiz, Dreamgirls, and The Wizard of Oz. While these were great moments in her acting career, she became a star once she was cast as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Phylicia, later, played Ruth Lucas on the spin-off to The Cosby Show, Cosby, followed by Brenda Glover on the animated Cosby series, Little Bill.

She was first married to William Lancelot Bowles, Jr., a dentist, in 1972, which she had a child, Billy, in 1973, with, though their marriage ended in 1975. Three years later, she married Victor Willis of the Village People, though their marriage ended as well, due to his excessive cocaine-use, in 1980. Finally, she married Ahmad Rashad on December 14, 1985, who was a popular television sportscaster. He proposed to her live, on television, and she accepted. Their marriage lasted over fifteen years, though it ended in 2001.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016)As: Jane Hardy
For Justice (2015)As: Georgina Howe
Do No Harm (2013)As: Dr. Vanessa Young
Little Bill (1999)As: Brenda Glover -- [Voice]
Cosby (1996)As: Ruth Lucas
The Cosby Show (1984)As: Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable
One Life to Live (1968)As: Courtney Wright (1983-1984)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1939)As: Herself (1985)
Episode Cast Credits 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 40, Episode 6 40x06: (Jan/08/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 40, Episode 6 40x06: (Jan/08/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Psych (2006) 
  A Nightmare On State Street 08x09: (Mar/19/2014) As Winnifred Guster 
  Christmas Joy 03x09: (Nov/28/2008) As Winnifred Guster 
  Gus' Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy 02x10: (Dec/07/2007) As Winnifred Guster 

Oprah Prime (2012) 
  African American Women in Hollywood 02x33: (Jun/23/2013) As Herself 
  African American Women in Hollywood 02x33: (Jun/23/2013) As Herself 

Tavis Smiley (2004) 
  Phylicia Rashad 10x85: (May/10/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Anderson Live (2011) 
  Co-Host Andy Cohen | The Cast of Steel Magnolias 02x19: (Oct/04/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 22 16x22: (Oct/03/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 1, Episode 130 01x130: (Feb/06/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Cleveland Show (2009) 
  Mama Drama 03x21: (May/13/2012) Voiced  Dee Dee Tubbs 
  Mama Drama 03x21: (May/13/2012) Voiced  Dee Dee Tubbs 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Dee Dee Tubbs 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Dee Dee Tubbs 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 8, Show 42 08x42: (Nov/17/2009) As Herself 
  Series 8, Show 42 08x42: (Nov/17/2009) As Herself 

Everybody Hates Chris (2005) 
  Everybody Hates Kwanza 03x10: (Dec/10/2007) As Kathleen Deveraux 
  Everybody Hates Kwanza 03x10: (Dec/10/2007) As Kathleen Deveraux 

Oprah (1986) 
  The 3-Year-Old Obsessed with Her Looks 20x110: (Apr/24/2006) As Herself 
  The 3-Year-Old Obsessed with Her Looks 20x110: (Apr/24/2006) As Herself 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  The Last Chapter 08x12: (Jan/12/2002) As Elizabeth Jessup 
  The Last Chapter 08x12: (Jan/12/2002) As Elizabeth Jessup 
  Tough Love 01x03: (Oct/12/1994) As Elizabeth Jessup 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  The Last Free Man (May/02/2001) As Cassandra Hawkins 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Norm MacDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Jamiroquai 04x195: (Jul/29/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Norm MacDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Jamiroquai 04x195: (Jul/29/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

In the House (1995) 
  Sister Act: the Episode 02x07: (Nov/06/1995) As Rowena, [Special Guest Stars]
  Sister Act: the Episode 02x07: (Nov/06/1995) As Rowena, [Special Guest Stars]

Blossom (1991) 
  Blossom Blossoms 01x02: (Jan/03/1991) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Blossom Blossoms 01x02: (Jan/03/1991) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

A Different World (1987) 
  Success, Lies and Videotape 03x15: (Feb/08/1990) As Clair Huxtable 
  Success, Lies and Videotape 03x15: (Feb/08/1990) As Clair Huxtable 
  Risky Business 02x13: (Feb/02/1989) As Clair Huxtable 
  Risky Business 02x13: (Feb/02/1989) As Clair Huxtable 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1988) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Dr. Jane Goodfellow 

The Queen Latifah Show (2013) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Bull (2000) (2000) 
  What the Past Will Bring 01x13: (Unaired) As Mrs. Granville 
Trivia

Phylicia was married to former football star Ahmad Rashad from 1985-2001.

She is the sister of actress/dancer Debbie Allen.

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