Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Highest Rated: 95% Creed (2015)

Lowest Rated: 16% Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1948

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

One of the best-loved matriarchs in television history, Phylicia Rashad (known as Phylicia Ayers-Allen prior to her 1985 marriage to NFL star turned sportscaster Ahmad Rashad) made her Broadway debut playing a munchkin in the original 1975 production of "The Wiz." Following this up with a small role in the musical company of the Tony Award-winning smash hit, "Dreamgirls," Rashad segued into television in the early 1980s. Though her first big break came playing Courtney Wright on the daytime soap "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968- ), it was her breakthrough role as no-nonsense matriarch Clair Huxtable on the landmark sitcom "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) that forever changed her life and added her to the long list of beloved TV moms, a la June Cleaver and Carol Brady. Though that role went on to overshadow the rest of her career, Rashad worked steadily after the end of "The Cosby Show," including a reteaming with Bill Cosby on "Cosby" (CBS 1996-2000).

Highest rated movies

Creed Tour De Pharmacy Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
A Raisin in the Sun
Creed II
The Visit
Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored
Black Box

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Narrator - 2021
16% 50% Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace Sarah (Character) - 2020
89% 72% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Grandmother Journey (Character) - 2020
70% 66% Black Box Lillian (Character) - 2020
95% 88% Soul Libba (Voice) - 2020
83% 79% Creed II Mary Anne Creed (Character) $115.7M 2018
90% 73% Tour De Pharmacy Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 17% Outliving Emily Emily (Character) - 2015
95% 89% Creed Mary Anne Creed (Character) $109.7M 2015
36% 76% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Wilimina (Character) $35.0M 2012
No Score Yet 62% Steel Magnolias Clairee (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 48% Change of Plans Dorothy (Character) - 2011
32% 73% For Colored Girls Gilda (Character) $37.7M 2010
21% 59% Frankie & Alice Edna (Character) $693.2K 2010
46% 61% Just Wright Ella McKnight (Character) $21.5M 2010
86% 70% A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 93% The Old Settler Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Cassandra Hawkins (Character) - 2001
72% 45% The Visit Lois Waters (Character) $186.4K 2000
33% 47% Loving Jezebel Alice Melville (Character) $69.5K 1999
No Score Yet 100% Free of Eden Desiree (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 44% The Babysitter's Seduction Detective Kate Jacobs (Character) - 1996
71% 87% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Ma Ponk (Character) $65.1K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possession of Michael D. Dr. Marion Hale (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 62% David's Mother Gladys Johnson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hallelujah Mayor Turner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mom Knows Best Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbirds Janice Grant (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 95% Polly Aunt Polly (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet False Witness Lynne Jacobi (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 53% Uncle Tom's Cabin Eliza (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
100% 74% David Makes Man Dr. Woods-Trap (Character) 2019 2021
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Nell Timms (Guest Star) 2021
93% 76% This Is Us Carol Clarke (Guest Star) 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rocketeer May Songbird (Guest Voice) 2019
70% 96% Jean-Claude Van Johnson Jane (Character) 2016-2017
84% 48% Empire Diana Dubois (Guest Star) 2016-2017
82% 78% When We Rise Yvette Flunder (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 100% Sofia the First Mountain Witch (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
15% 50% Do No Harm Dr. Vanessa Young (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Dee Dee Tubbs (Guest Voice) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet African-American Legends Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Kathleen Devereaux (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 2002
No Score Yet 67% Bull Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Ruth Lucas (Character) 1996-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 10% The Cosby Show Clair Huxtable (Character) 1984-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossom Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1990