For the people who were a fan of ‘the Cosby show’, Phylicia Rashad is familiar to them. Rashad is an American actress, stage director, and a singer. She became famous for playing the role of a wife to ‘bill Cosby character’ in ‘the Cosby show’. She also plays role in stage play and film. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Phylicia Rashad in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Rashad was born on 19th June 1948 in Houston Texas. Her maiden name was Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Rashad’s parents were Vivian Ayers and Andrew Arthur Allen. Her mother wore a number of hats namely playwright, scholar, artist, publisher, and a poet. The father was an orthodontist.
Rashad is born with three siblings. Among the three siblings, two have taken the role of acting arts. It is only their brother who specialized in banking. In their childhood, Rashad’s family shifted to Mexico.
While they were in Mexico, Rashad learned Spanish that she is fluent with. She joined Howard University where she enrolled for Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. She graduated in 1970.
Rashad has been married three times but, she has not sustained any marriage. She has divorced all of them. Her first husband was called William Lancelot who was a dentist. The couple brought forth a baby boy and divorced.
She got married to her second husband Victor Willis. Victor was a singer, but with him, they got no child. Just like the first marriage, the second marriage could not hold and this called for a divorce. She got married to her third husband Ahmed Rashad who was a sportscaster. They brought forth a daughter but divorced in 2001.
Rashad takes after her third husband name Ahmed Rashad.
Career, Award & Nominations:
Rashad started working on a television in 1963. She played the role of a publicist known as Courtney Wright in a soap opera titled ‘one life to live’. The show was aired in America Broadcasting Company.
She took another role in the ‘the Cosby show’ show. In the comedy, she played the role of Clair Huxtable. The comedy was aired in the National Broadcasting Company. Through this action, she became so famous to a point of receiving awards and nominations.
Rashad has also acted in other shows like ‘the love boat’. Apart from acting she is also a singer and did her first production in 1978. She also directed the ‘August Wilson Play’ in 2014.
Rashad won Emmy Award nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress in comedy series. She also won the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Award as Outstanding Actress in a comedy.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Rashad has earned a tremendous amount of wealth through her career as an actress.’ The Cosby show’ earned her huge sums of money. She has also acted so many comedies that are famous in the market. Being a director of play comedy has increased her pay. Awards and nominations have been a source of wealth to Rashad. Rashad’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.
Rashad has become so famous in her Acting career. She has acted is many movie comedy, assuming the role given so well. Despite setting a pace in acting, Rashad has not set an example in her married life. In her married life, she has had challenges she is not able to overcome. She has been married three times without sustaining any marriage but left with children to bring up.