Phylicia Rashad Net Worth, Biography, Husband, Kids, and Career

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Updated 2020/05/13 at 1:04 PM
Phylicia Rashad Net Worth

Phylicia Rashad Net Worth  $60 million

Popular Name:Phylicia Rashad
Birth Name:Phylicia Ayers-Allen
Birth Date:19 June 1948
Birth Place:Houston, Texas, United States
Marital Status:Divorced
William Lancelot Bowles Jr. (m. 1972⁠–⁠1975)
Victor Willis (m. 1978⁠–⁠1982)
Ahmad Rashād (m. 1985⁠–⁠2001)
Profession:Singer, Actress
Years active:1972 till date
Net Worth:$60 Million
Last Updated:2022


Phylicia Rashad is a multiple award winning American actress and singer whose multi-faceted career started with Broadway before she diverted into films and television. She is best recognized for her character in the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show” which aired for a period of eight years.

The television series brought the actress much-deserved recognition and earned her several award nominations. However, Phylicia Rashad is immortalized for her astonishing  performances on stage as an artist. She starred in many big musicals and dramas, all highly praised by critics.

She was also the first African-American actress to collect a Tony Award, an award which she earned for herself by featuring in Lorraine Hansberry’s “Raisin in The Sun”. Over the course of her career, the skillful actress has voiced several characters and starred in many television series.

Her prolific exhibitions continues to increase as she is still an very much active in the entertainment industry since she debuted in 1972. Here’s all that you deserve to know with regards to Phylicia Rashad net worth, personal life, and top of the chart career.

Phylicia Rashad’s Early Life

Phylicia was born in Houston, Texas, United States, on 19 June 1948, to Andrew Arthur Allen and Vivian Ayers. Her father, Andrew, was an orthodontist, while her mother, Vivian, was a publisher, poet, and a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist.

Her sister, Debbie Allen is an actress and director, while her brother, Tex, is a jazz musician. Along the line of her childhood, her family moved to Mexico where she learned to speak Spanish. Phylicia studied at Howard University and graduated with a BFA in 1970.

Phylicia Rashad’s Career

Phylicia started up by acting in a number of shows and soap operas in the early years after her graduation from college. One of her most famous roles was in “The Bill Cosby Show” where she acted the role of attorney Clair Huxtable for eight years on the show which ran from 1984 to 1992.

In 1985, she served as a co-host of an NBC telecast of the “Thanksgiving Day Parade” alongside Pat Sajak and Bert Convy. While she is immortalized for her astonishing  performances on stage as an artist, she had her time in several films and television shows as well.

She appeared as a rich mother on “Everybody Hates Crisis”, and played the role of Winnie Guster in three episodes of “Psych”. She was an ensemble cast in the Tyler Perry movie” For Colored Girls” and also appeared in another movie by Tyler Perry “Good Deeds”.

Throughout the years she has been active as an actress starting from her debut in 1972, Phylicia has also show her capabilities as an experienced actress who has deserved all the awards and accolades she has bagged as a professional in the industry. Below are some of the films and television series where she featured either as an actress, or worked as a voice artist.

Phylicia Rashad’s Films & TV Shows

From her big list of films and shows, the following are some of Rashad’s top Films & TV Shows


  • 2018 – Creed II
  • 2015 – Emily & Tim
  • 2015 – Creed
  • 2012 – Good Deeds
  • 2010 – Just Wright
  • 1999 – Loving Jezebel

Television Shows

  • 2017 – When We Rise
  • 2017 – Jean-Claude Van Johnson
  • 2016–17 – Empire
  • 2008 – A Raisin in the Sun
  • 2007 – Working in the Theatre
  • 2001 – The Old Settler
  • 1996 – The Babysitter’s Seduction
  • 1994 – Ghostwriter

Awards & Achievements

Phylicia Rashad is a multiple award winning American actress and singer. Asides bagging well-deserved awards, this personality has been recognized and honored with honorary degrees, positions, and many more accolades. Some of them include:

  • 3 NAACP Image Awards
  • 2 Tony Awards
  • 2 Emmy Awards
  • 2 Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 1 Black Reel Award
  • 3 Honorary Doctorate Degrees from three different prestigious institutions
  • First ever Denzel Washington Chair Professor in Theatre at the Fordham University, and also supported by a cash gift of $2 million from the actor

Personal Life & Family

Phylicia has married three times, and divorced in all cases. Her first marriage was in 1972 to dentist William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. Their marriage ended in 1975, three years after the birth of their only son William Lancelot Bowles III.

In 1978, she married Victor Willis who she divorced in 1982. Her last marriage was to sportscaster Ahmad Rashad from 1985 to 2001. They had a daughter named Condola Phylea Rashad.

In her personal life, the actress maintains a healthy relationship with her sister Debbie Allen who is also an actress and director. They have been spotted together severally, and usually talk about each other both during interviews and on their social media accounts.

Age & Physical Features

Being born in 1948, Phylicia Rashad is currently 74 years old. Her youthful look is gone but she still manages to keep fit and maintain a healthy appearance. The actress weighs 66kg and has a good height of 180cm. Her hair is black in color, just like her eyes.

Phylicia Rashad Net Worth

Phylicia is worth several million dollars. Most of her wealth comes from all the payments she received for all the movies she did. Her role in the series “The Cosby Show” was admired and loved by many people across continents, and paved the way for her to become one of the greatest actresses of her era through the many roles she bagged. Here’s what we know concerning Phylicia Rashad salary and earnings for her work.

Salary & Earnings

Phylicia has been earning a handsome sum of money by acting in all those movies and making herself available for television shows as well as voice roles. Apart from the paychecks she received for featuring in commercials during her prime, big payments have been going her way through royalty earnings, and Phylicia Rashad net worth has been increasing continuously.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Wealth

Phylicia Rashad is one of the biggest African-American actresses the film industry has ever seen. She currently resides in Houston and has left no room for the details concerning the subjects of this section to be publicly known. However, we believe she is enjoying her time while reaping the fruits of her labor.

Phylicia Rashad net worth is $60 million as of today.


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