Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Rashad is well-known for her iconic roles as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway revival. Additionally, she serves as Dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts.

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Early Life and Education

Rashad converted to Islam and changed his name in tribute to a biochemist mentor of his. After signing with the Buffalo Bills but suffering a knee injury during preseason play and being released subsequently.

The Vikings gave him another opportunity and he made the most of it – in 1978 alone he recorded 66 receptions for 769 yards and eight touchdowns, earning himself his first Pro Bowl nomination.

After his retirement from football, he went on to host and analyze shows for CBS and NBC television networks. Close friends with Michael Jordan and other NBA stars, he hosted NBA Inside Stuff for 16 years – also performing as Munchkin in Josephine Baker musical on Broadway.

Professional Career

Rashad appeared on NBC television show NBA Inside Stuff, showcasing highlights from NFL and NBA games as well as interviews with prominent figures like Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley – helping make the NBA more widely popular worldwide. This program led to greater visibility of basketball worldwide.

In 1984, she made her Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Big Mama alongside stage veteran James Earl Jones and Tracy Letts’ award-winning play August: Osage County as Violet Weston (drug dependent matriarch).

In 2004, Daniels received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun revival, later converting to Islam and changing her last name to Rashad Delph. Daniels currently works at Tyson Foods as a recruiter where she has been promoted three times since starting there.

Achievement and Honors

In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Lena Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun revival, winning again in 2009 for Violet Weston in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof revival.

She became widely recognized through her work on the television show Cosby and for playing Clair Huxtable in it; becoming the first black actress ever to receive an honorary Tony award for acting.

At this event, influentials and tastemakers came together to celebrate Andre de Shields, Billy Porter, Edward Enninful, Lee Daniels and Rashad Robinson – including civil rights activist Alicia Garza and social justice advocate Angela Rye who presented awards.

Personal Life

Phylicia Rashad (/fl-s’rsd/; born June 19, 1948) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992 on NBC. Additionally, she played publicist Courtney Wright on One Life to Live as well as Gilda in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls film adaptation by Ntozake Shange which she reprised with For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

She has been married twice and is the mother of two children. Additionally, she has made several stage appearances, most notably as Big Mama in an all-African American production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Violet Weston in Tracy Letts’ award-winning play August: Osage County.

Net Worth

Phylicia Rashad has amassed an immense fortune as an actress, singer and stage director. Best known for her iconic performance as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show (where she won multiple awards and nominations), Rashad has since appeared both on Broadway and film with critical acclaim for her performances.

She is an active philanthropist, having founded the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Michigan to foster artistic talent while serving as a source of pride for local residents.

She has been married three times and is the mother of one child, remaining highly private regarding her personal life. A voracious reader with a passion for music, traveling and cooking being two hobbies she finds time for daily. Additionally, spending time with family is very dear to her heart.

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