Phylicia Rashad

Actress Phylicia Rashad, born Phylicia Ayers-Allen, is a Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director. She is the sister of choreographer, actress and director Debbie Allen and is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Even earlier in her career, she played Deena Jones in Dreamgirls on Broadway, replacing Sheryl Lee Ralph after serving as her understudy for some time. 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 A Raisin in the Sun. Since The Cosby Show, Rashād has remained active in television and movies, appearing in Everybody Hates Chris, Psych, For Colored Girls and Good Deeds.

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Louis York Sing the Praises of 'Clair Huxtable'

Production duo come together as singers to celebrate beloved '80s TV mom.

BET Honors: Glynn Turman Honors Phylicia Rashad [Unedited]

Highlights: Glynn Turman praises Phylicia Rashad's talent and legacy. (2/23/2015)

BET Honors: Phylicia Rashad: Reshaping a Culture

Highlights: Phylicia Rashad reshaped cultural views of the black woman. (2/23/2015)

BET Honors: Diahann Carroll Honors Phylicia Rashad [Unedited]

Highlights: The legendary Diahann Carroll introduces Phylicia Rashad. (2/23/2015)
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