Net Worth: $55 Million
- Birth Place Houston, Texas, U.S.
- Full Name Phylicia Ayers-Allen
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth June 19, 1948
- Occupation actress and singer
- Children 2
Phylicia Ayers-Allen better known as Phylicia Rashad is an American actress and singer. She has a net worth of $55 Million. Phylicia has earned her wealth from her role in the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show” where she played the role of Clair Huxtable. She became the first African-American to win a Tony award for her performance as a leading actress in a play – A Raisin in the Sun. She earned a NAACP Image award for Outstanding Actress in a television movie in the year 2009 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun in the television adaptation of 2008.
She was born on 19th June 1948 in Houston, Texas. Phylicia is the daughter of Vivian Ayers who was a Pulitzer Prize nominated artist, poet, playwright and scholar and publisher. Her sibling Tex is a jazz musician, Debbie Allen is an actress, choreographer and director, and Hugh Allen is a real estate banker. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Fine Arts. Rashad was first noticed in Broadways such as Dreamgirls and in The Wiz. In 1978 she released a disco album – Josephine Superstar.
Rashad 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 debut with an ABC soap opera called “One Life to Live”. Rashad also did a voice over for an animated character in the 2002 production “Little Bill”.
She got married thrice – the first was in 1972 with William Lancelot Bowles Jr. Then she married Victor Wills in 1978, and finally Ahmad Rashad in 1985. They divorced in 2001, but she kept the name Rashad.