Phylicia Rashad Net Worth

Phylicia Rashad Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Phylicia Rashad net worth is
$55 Million

Phylicia Rashad Wiki Biography

Phylicia Rashād was born on 19th June, 1948 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, stage director as well as a singer. Phylicia was the first African–American female to win the Tony Award. More, among her career highlights we can find two NAACP, Black Reel and The BET Honors Awards. Rashad has spent more than 40 years on the stage as she has been active in the industry since 1972.

Has she managed to accumulate wealth during her long spanned career? It has been estimated that Phylicia Rashad’s net worth is equal to $55 million.

Phylicia Rashad Net Worth $55 Million

Phylicia Rashad graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in 1970. She has also been awarded honorary Doctor degrees from Brown University and from Spelman College for her lifetime achievements in arts.

The first rays of glory Rashad received were while acting on the Broadway stage. The very first plays which helped her to become known were “Dreamgirls” (1981) and “Munchkin” (1983). She has created many roles on Broadway and off Broadway stages, among which the best role was landed in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. For the above mentioned role the actress won a Tony Award in 2004. Phylicia was the first black skinned woman to win the Best Actress Award. To add more points to her theatrical work, it must be mentioned that she directed the play “Gem of the Ocean” in 2007.

What is more, Phylicia Rashad debuted on television in an episode of the series “Delvecchio” (1976). Later, she was cast in a main role in the soap opera “One Life to Live” (1983–1984) which was a breakthrough in her career. This was followed by creating an outstanding character in the sitcom “The Cosby Show” (1984–1992); Phylicia Rashad was nominated for an Emmy Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series twice for the role Clair Hanks Huxtable. Another significant role was landed in another sitcom entitled “Cosby” (1996–2000). As an Outstanding Actress in comedy series Rashad won NAACP Image Award and received a nomination for the Satellite Award.

It is worth mentioning that Phylicia starred not only in the series but also in television and feature films. The best roles she created were in the films “The Old Settler” (2001), “A Raisin in the Sun” (2008), “Frankie & Alice” (2010) and “Steel Magnolias” (2012). Currently, she is working on the upcoming sport drama film “Creed”.

Finally, the actress has had a stormy personal life. She has been married three times though all ended with a divorce. Phylicia’s first husband was a dentist William Lancelot Bowles, Jr., whom she married in 1972 and divorced in 1975; they have one child. In 1978, Rashad married the singer Victor Willis, but unfortunately they divorced in 1982. A few years later, she married sportscaster Ahmad Rashād, the third marriage for both although it didn’t save the marriage, as well as the fact that they had a daughter, as they divorced in 2001.

Full NamePhylicia Rashad
Net Worth$55 Million
Salary1.733 million USD
Date Of BirthJune 19, 1948 (age 67
Place Of BirthHouston, Texas, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight92 kg
ProfessionActor, Singer, Theatre Director, Voice Actor
EducationHoward University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAhmad Rashād (m. 1985–2001), Victor Willis (m. 1978–1982), William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. (m. 1972–1975)
ChildrenCondola Rashad, William Lancelot Bowles III
ParentsVivian Allen, Andrew Arthur Allen Sr.
SiblingsDebbie Allen, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, Hugh Allen
NicknamesPhylicia Ayers-Allen , Phylicia Allen , Phylicia Ayres Allen , Phylicia Ayers Allen , Phylicia Allen Ayers
AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, TV Land Impact Award, ...
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseri...
MoviesCreed, For Colored Girls, Good Deeds, Just Wright, Frankie & Alice, The Old Settler, Steel Magnolias, Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored, Loving Jezebel, A Raisin in the Sun, Polly, The Babysitter's Seduction, Change of Plans, Gods Behaving Badly, Polly: Coming Home!, Free of Eden, David's Moth...
TV ShowsDo No Harm, Little Bill, Cosby, The Cosby Show
1She was inducted into the 2016 American Theatre Hall of Fame.
2Doing a Jenny Craig commercial. [2009]
3She was awarded the 2014 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director (Equity) for "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
4In the east coast premiere of August Wilson's play "Gem of the Ocean" in Boston. Production is moving to Broadway in October 2004. [July 2004]
5Directing "Gem of the Ocean" at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. [April 2007]
6Was presented by: Marla Gibbs, Della Reese, Louis Gossett Jr. and Glynn Turman, of the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, California. [17 February 2011].
7Phylicia Rashad is sister-in-law of Norman Nixon due to sister Debbie Allen's marriage to Nixon in 1984.
8Phylicia Rashad also has three stepchildren (from Phylicia's marriage to Ahmad Rashad): daughter Keva (born: 1970); daughter Maiysha (born: 1974); and son Ahmad Jr. (born: 1978).
9Received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.
10Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award as Best Actress (Drama) for "Gem of the Ocean".
11Phylicia Rashad is the maternal aunt of Norman Nixon Jr. and Vivian Nixon.
12Phylicia Rashad gave birth to daughter Condola, with Ahmad Rashad, three days before the Rashads' first wedding anniversary, and who was named after her paternal grandmother, Condola Moore.
13Shares a birthday with comic-strip "Garfield," which made its newspaper premiere on June 19, 1978, which makes Phylica Rashad exactly 30 years older than thew titular feline.
14Phylicia Rashad has two birth children: son William Lancelot "Billy" Bowles III (born: 1973, father: William Lancelot Bowles Jr.); and daughter Condola Rashad (born: December 11, 1986, father: Ahmad Rashad).
15Recorded the Narration for Epcot's Candlelight Processional Soundtrack, sold all over Walt Disney World during Christmas.
16In 1972, her mother, Vivian, was recognized, for her work "Workshops in Open Fields," which was hailed and recommended to the nation as a prototype of grass-roots programming by the director of the National Education Association. Vivian founded the Adept New American Museum in Mt. Vernon, New York, a museum that celebrates the art and history of the American Southwest, which features Juneteenth Black cowboys, Native American sand painting, seminars on the Emancipation Proclamation, and Mayan studies. Vivian is known as a leader in the arts community in New York area.
17Phylicia was the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress (Play) Tony Award for her 2004 performance as Lena Younger in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" (by playwright Lorraine Hansberry). Several Black women have won in the Best Actress (Musical) category, including the late Virginia Capers, who won in 1973 for her portrayal of Lena in the musical adaptation of Hansberry's play, entitled "Raisin.".
18Phylicia Rashad won the 2004 Drama Desk award for Best Actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" by tying (split award) with Viola Davis for "Intimate Apparel".
19Nominated for a 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway.
20Phylicia Rashad's mother, Dr. Vivian Elizabeth Ayers, attended Brainerd Institute, Barber-Scotia College, and Bennett College of North Carolina. In 1952, Vivian was the first poet from the State of Texas to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Vivian has often been called the "Poet Laureate of Texas." In the late 1950s, Vivian's poetry, "Hawk," attracted the attention of NASA, and for about twenty years thereafter was the only poetry celebrated by NASA. Vivian worked as an apprentice librarian at Rice University's Fondren Library and Vivian was accorded full faculty status in 1965, becoming the first African American to be recognized as a full member of faculty. During Vivian's years at Rice, she organized and published The Adept Quarterly, an important contribution to the small publications movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
21Phylicia Rashad's The Cosby Show (1984) matriarch character, Claire Huxtable, was voted "TV mom closest to your own mom in spirit" by the survey participants in an April 2004 poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.
22Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
23Phylicia appears in the video introduction for the "Dinosaur" ride at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom theme park.
24Ahmad Rashad proposed to her on national TV during the halftime show of NBC's Thanksgiving Day broadcast of the game between the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets. Earlier in the day, she had worked NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day telecast. Within minutes of hearing Ahmad's request, she came on NBC's "NFL Live" halftime set and accepted his proposal live on TV. O.J. Simpson was best-man at her 1985 wedding to Ahmad Rashad and Bill Cosby walked her down the aisle.
25Formerly sat on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA), the largest regional theater in the Southeastern United States.
26Phylicia's second ex-husband, Victor Willis, was the lead singer of The Village People. They divorced in 1982.
27Phylicia Rashad and her sister, Debbie Allen, both speak Spanish fluently because they lived in Mexico during part of their childhood, where the family moved in an attempt to escape pervasive racism that was prevalent in 1950s America.
28Phylicia's father and her first husband were both dentists.
29Phylicia Rashad (birth name: Phylicia Ayers-Allen) is daughter of Arthur Allen, a dentist; and Vivian Ayers, an artist, poet, playwright, and publisher who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Phylicia's siblings are older brother Tex (birthname: Andrew Arthur Allen Jr.; born 1945), a jazz musician; younger sister Debbie Allen (born 1950), an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and producer; and younger brother Hugh Allen, a real estate banker in North Carolina.


Cosby1996-2000TV SeriesRuth Lucas
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesLady Fulten
Loving Jezebel1999Alice Melville
Linc's1999TV SeriesLucinda
Free of Eden1998TV MovieDesiree
The Babysitter's Seduction1996TV MovieDet. Kate Jacobs
In the House1995TV SeriesRowena
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Ma Ponk
The Possession of Michael D.1995TV MovieDr. Marion Hale (Psychiatrist)
The Cosby Mysteries1994TV SeriesHadley Roebuck
David's Mother1994TV MovieGladys Johnson
American Playhouse1993TV SeriesMayor Turner
The Cosby Show1984-1992TV SeriesClair Hanks Huxtable
Baby's Nursery Rhymes1992Video shortSinger (voice)
Jailbirds1991TV MovieJanice Grant
Blossom1991TV SeriesBlossom's Dream Mom
Polly: Comin' Home!1990TV MovieAunt Polly
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1990TV SeriesJane Goodfellow
A Different World1988-1990TV SeriesClair Huxtable
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV SeriesAunt Polly
False Witness1989TV MovieLynne Jacobi
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieDisneyland Cleaning lady
Uncle Tom's Cabin1987TV MovieEliza
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesLonette Becker
Santa Barbara1985TV SeriesFelicia Dalton
One Life to Live1984TV SeriesCourtney Wright
We're Fighting Back1981TV Movie as Phylicia Allen
The Wiz1978VideoMunchkin / Field Mouse (as Phylicia Ayres Allen)
Watch Your Mouth1978TV Series
Delvecchio1976TV SeriesVenita Ray
The Broad Coalition1972as Phylicia Ayers-Allen
Tour De Pharmacy2017TV Movie post-production
Empire2016TV SeriesDiana Dubois / Diana DuBois
Jean-Claude Van Johnson2016TV MovieJane
For Justice2015TV MovieGeorgina Howe
Creed2015Mary Anne Creed
Emily & Tim2015Emily (Segment 5)
Sofia the First2014TV SeriesMountain Witch
Psych2007-2014TV SeriesWinnifred Guster
Gods Behaving Badly2013Demeter
Do No Harm2013TV SeriesDr. Vanessa Young
The Cleveland Show2012-2013TV SeriesDee Dee Tubbs
Steel Magnolias2012TV MovieClairee
Good Deeds2012Wilimena
Change of Plans2011TV MovieDorothy
For Colored Girls2010Gilda
Frankie & Alice2010Edna
Just Wright2010Ella McKnight
The Life & Times of Tim2008TV SeriesThe Boss's Wife
A Raisin in the Sun2008TV MovieLena Younger
Everybody Hates Chris2007TV SeriesKathleen Devereaux
Little Bill1999-2004TV SeriesBrenda
Touched by an Angel1994-2002TV SeriesElizabeth Jessup
Biography2001TV Series documentaryNarrator
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man2001TV MovieCassandra Hawkins
PBS Hollywood Presents2001TV SeriesElizabeth Barney
The Old Settler2001TV MovieElizabeth
Bull2000TV SeriesMrs. Granville
The Visit2000/IDr. Coles


For Colored Girls2010performer: "Main Title" - uncredited
Psych2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Polly: Comin' Home!1990TV Movie performer: "I Can't Hear My Heart", "Show Us the Way"
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV Movie performer: "Magic, It's All Up To You"
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV Special performer: "Into the Woods", "Children Will Listen"
The Cosby Show1986TV Series performer - 1 episode


PBS Hollywood Presents2001TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode
The Old Settler2001TV Movie executive producer


Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood2016TV MovieHerself
Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple2015Herself
Cosby: The Women Speak2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: In Memoriam
BET Honors2015TV MovieHerself - Honoree
The Show2014TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee2014DocumentaryHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHerself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
SAG Foundation Conversations2011TV SeriesHerself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Start of Dreams2010DocumentaryHerself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHerself
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby2009TV MovieHerself
Today2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2009TV SeriesHerself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show2008Video documentaryHerself
Dreams Worth While: The Journey of 'A Raisin in the Sun'2008Video shortHerself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: 110 in the Shade
Working in the Theatre2004-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The 52nd Annual Drama Desk Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The World's Greatest Comedy Characters2007TV MovieHerself
Rwanda Rising2007DocumentaryHistorical Narration
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Def Poetry2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Play & Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Great Women of Television Comedy2003TV MovieHerself
God and the Inner City2003Documentary voice
The Cosby Show: A Look Back2002TV Movie documentaryHerself; Clair Huxtable
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait1998-2000TV Series documentaryHerself / Narrator
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Regional Theater Tony Award
The 42nd Annual New York Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Night of About 14 CBS Stars1996TV MovieHerself
TV's Funniest Families1994TV MovieHerself - Host
Ghostwriter1994TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
Campbell's Portrait of a Teacher1993TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's Four-Star Christmas Fiesta from San Antonio1992TV SpecialHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialClair Huxtable
The Cosby Outtakes Show1990TV MovieHerself
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey1989TV MovieHerself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Television Performer
Reading Rainbow1989TV SeriesHerself
The Debbie Allen Special1989TV SpecialHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHerself
99th Tournament of Roses Parade1988TV MovieHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1987TV MovieHerself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza1987TV MovieHerself
Superstars and Their Moms1987TV MovieHerself
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday1986TV MovieHerself
Nell Carter... Never Too Old to Dream1986TV MovieHerself
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special1986TV SpecialHerself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Performer in a New Television Program
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHerself - Host (as Phylicia Ayers-Allen)
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (as Phylicia Ayers-Allen)
Jetzt geht die Party richtig los1978TV Movie as Phylicia Allen

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20/202016TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryClair Huxtable - Cosby Show
The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Special2009TV Movie documentaryClair Huxtable
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesClair Hanks Huxtable
I Was a Network Star2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ennis' Gift2000DocumentaryClaire Huxtable
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialHerself - 'Silver Bells'
The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show1992TV Special documentaryHerself; Clair Huxtable

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