One of the talented African American ladies Phylicia Rashad is an actress and she is famous for being the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress. She has also established herself as a stage director.
Multi-talented lady, Phylicia Rashad was born as Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948, in Houston, Texas, the United States of America, to Vivian Allen and Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. She was also raised in Mexico.
Phylicia was born and raised in an upper-class family. After her high school graduation, she joined Howard University with a major in Fine Arts. She finally earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from there in 1970. She also attended Carnegie Mellon University.
Breakthrough into Acting: Movies & TV Works
Her dream in acting was since her young age. She has been active as an actress since the early 1970s. Before she made her TV debut she starred in several theater plays and shows.
She is famous for starring the role of Deena Jones in a Broadway musical Dreamgirls. She is also known for playing the role of Munchkin in The Wiz. In 1976, she starred the role of Ventita Ray in an American television series Delvecchio.
In 1983, she portrayed the role of Courtney Wright in an American soap opera One Life to Live. She got her rise in fame in the mid-1980s after she began starring the role of Clair Hanks Huxtable in an American television sitcom The Cosby Show.
She made her feature film debut in 1995 by playing the role of Ma Ponk in the movie Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored.
Married 1st Husband William Lancelot Bowles, Jr.
On 13th of May 1972, Phylicia got married to William Lancelot Bowles Jr... William Lancelot Bowles Jr. is also a dentist like her father. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed a child together. They got divorced in 1975.
Marriage and Divorce With Victor Willis
In the mid-1970s, during the run of The Wiz Phylicia, she met her second husband Victor Willis. Victor Willis is a singer and songwriter and he is famous for the lead singer of the Village People. They dissolved this married life in 1980.
Marital relationship with Ahmad Rashad
On 14th of December 1985, Phylicia got married for the 3rd time in her life. That day she got married to Ahmad Rashad. Ahmad Rashad is also an actor and he has also established himself as a producer. They got divorced in 2001. She is the mother of two children. Her nationality is American and she is of mixed ethnicity.
Her net worth is $55 million. A major source of his earning comes from his work in movies and TV shows.