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Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad (born June 19, 1948) is an African-American activist and actress who is most famous for her role as Bill Cosby's wife and the Huxtable family matriarch on the television show, The Cosby Show. She is a graduate of Howard University and later taught drama there.

She was previously married to television sportscaster Ahmad Rashad from 1985 to 2001.

In 2004, she became the first black actress to win a Tony Award, winning the award for her role in the play, A Raisin in the Sun.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Phylicia Rashad Facts

Birth NamePhylicia Ayers-Allen
BirthdayJune 19, 1948 (75)
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

Jean-Claude Van Johnson
The Cosby Show
Steel Magnolias
For Colored Girls
Good Deeds
The Babysitter's Seduction
Just Wright
A Raisin in the Sun
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