She was born on June 19, 1948 in Houston, Texas. Phylicia is the daughter of Vivian Ayers, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet, playwright, scholar and publisher. Her Tex siblings are jazz musicians, Debbie Allen is an actress, choreographer and director, and Hugh Allen is a real estate banker. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Harvard University. Rashad first came to prominence in Broadways such as Dreamgirls and The Wiz. In 1978 she released a disco album – Josephine Superstar.
Rashad has also appeared in Broadways such as – August: Osage Country, Gem of the Ocean, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Blue Jelly’s Last Jam, Raisin in the Sun and Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death. In 1983, she made her debut on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Rashad also voiced an animated character in the 2002 production Little Bill.
She has been married three times – first to William Lancelot Bowles Jr. in 1972. Then she married Victor Wills in 1978 and finally Ahmad Rashad in 1985. They divorced in 2001, but she kept the Rashad name.
Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Full Name: Phylicia Ayers Allen
Date of Birth: June 19, 1948
Occupation: actress and singer
Phylicia Rashad Net Worth: Phylicia Rashad is a Tony Award-winning actress and singer who has a net worth of $55 million. Phylicia Rashad is probably best known for her role on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She is also the first African-American actress to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. For the television adaptation of the play, she won a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Made-for-TV Movie, Mimi Series or Drama Special. Phylicia was born on June 19, 1948 in Houston, Texas, her mother Vivian Elizabeth Ayers was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet, playwright, scholar and publisher, and her father Andrew Arthur Allen was an orthodontist and dentist. Her brother Tex is a jazz musician and her sister Debbie Allen is a choreographer, director and actress. Her other brother Hugh Allen is not in the Hollywood limelight, he is a real estate banker in North Carolina. Rashad is fluent in Spanish as her family lived in Mexico when she was young.
Phylicia Rashad is currently divorced from her third husband, former NFL wide receiver and sports host Ahmad Rashad. Since her role on The Cosby Show, she has appeared in several television series such as Touched by an Angel, In the House, Cosby and Everybody Hates Chris. She starred in Tyler Perry’s film based on the Ntozake Shange play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, the film was simply called For Colored Girls. She received both an Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the Black Reel Awards and a NACCP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in For Colored Girls.
Net worth: $55 million
Height: 5ft 6in (1.68m)
Occupation: actor, singer, theater director, song actor