Phylicia Rashad is a multi-talented, multi-awarded actress who is most famous for playing the role of Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show which ran for 8 seasons. She has appeared in several other TV shows and films and she is also a stage actress who has portrayed various roles on Broadway. She has been nominated for numerous awards and won quite a few including a Tony.
So what is Phylicia Rashad net worth in 2018? What are Phylicia Rashad’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Phylicia Rashad was born Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948 in Houston, Texas. Her father, Andrew Arthur Allen, was an orthodontist and her mother, Vivian Ayers, is an artist who has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Rashad’s sister, Debbie Allen, is also an actress and her brother, Tex, is a jazz musician. Her other brother, Hugh Allen, is a real estate banker. Rashad graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Phylicia Rashad starred in The Cosby Show which ran for from 1984 to 1992. Rashad is also a stage actress who has portrayed various roles on Broadway. She was part of the production of Dreamgirls, August: Osage County, Gem of the Ocean, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Into the Woods, Jelly’s Last Jam and Raisin in the Sun where she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. As a director, Rashad was part of the production of the Gem of Ocean of Seattle Repertory Theatre, the revival of Fences at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton and Ma. Rainey’s Black Bottom at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Aside from The Cosby Show, Phylicia Rashad appeared on other television series such as One Life to Live, Cosby, Santa Barbara, The Love Boat, A Different World, American Playhouse, Intimate Portrait, Everybody Hates Chris, Steel Magnolias, Empire, Tour de Pharmacy and Jean-Claude Van Johnson, to name a few. Rashad was cast on a few films including Loving Jezebel, Just Wright, For Colored Girls, Good Deeds and Creed. She also released an album called, Josephine Superstar, about the life story of Josephine Baker.
Phylicia Rashad’s first marriage was in 1972, to William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. and they have a son named William Lancelot Bowles III. They divorced in 1975 and Rashad was married for a second time to Victor Willis in 1978. They divorced in 1982. Her third marriage was to Ahmad Rashad, from 1985 to 2001. They have a daughter named Condola Phyleia Rashad.
Phylicia Rashad’s career has spanned several decades, but it looks like there is more to come from this acting powerhouse. With several appearances on television this year, Rashad has proven that her sparkle will continue to shine in Hollywood. Her talent and popularity has yielded her tremendous wealth over the years. In all, we estimate Phylicia Rashad net worth in 2018 at $55 million!!