Know About Phylicia Rashad; Kids, Movies, Empire, Net Worth, Divorce

Published Date: 20 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 20 Feb, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Apart from her glorified career into movies, Phylicia Rashad could never be lucky to maintain a steady relationship. From her first nuptials with a dentist to her last with a former NFL star, the mother of two kids currently enjoys a single-wood life.

American actress, Phylicia Rashad is mostly known for her character of Clair Huxtable in the 1984 NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. The sitcom ran for eight seasons until 1992 which made her into the Emmy Award nomination in 1985 and 1986.

Phylicia Rashad Bio & Family

Born on 19 June 1948, the artist was raised in Houston, Texas, the United States by her parents, Vivian Allen, Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. Her late father, Andrew was a dentist while her mother, Vivian Ayers is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist and a publisher. Her other family member includes her brother, Tex (Andrew Arthur Allen, Jr; a jazz musician, sister Debbie Allen; an actress and dancer and a real estate banker brother, Hugh Allen. During the early days, the Allen family migrated to Mexico.

Speaking about her education, she attended Howard University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1970.

Career & Net Worth

The 70-year-old has a net worth of $55 million. All the fortunes of her increasing wealth are solely from her acting career since 1972. In the movies, she played the role of Mary Anne Creed in both the sequel of American sports drama, Creed (2015) and Creed II (2017). The first part with a budget between $35-$40 million made $173.6 million while the next one with a production cost of $50 million made $211.2 million at the box office.

Apart from the big screen, her TV roles are also worth watching. She is most popular for her role portrayal of Diana DuBois in the third season of Empire.


Phylicia Rashad as Diana in the 2015 TV series Empire (Picture: tvline)

The American music TV series still airs at the Fox Network which aired its first episode on 7 January 2015. Her early career was from the Broadway credits.

Phylicia’s Failed Married Life; More About Her Kids & Divorce

Phylicia first marriage was with a tooth doctor, William Lancelot Bowles Jr. on 13 May 1972. The former delivered their only son named William Lancelot Bowles III in the same following year. However, the three of matrimony ended in divorce in 1975.

Three years later, she met American singer and songwriter, Victor Willis to whom she met at the screening of 1978 film, The Wiz. Subsequently, they decided to tie the knot on 28 April 1978 with the end of their marriage in 1982. Addition to her two failed marriages, the actress first meeting with NFL player and sportscaster, Amad Rashad was on 28 November 1985 where New York Jets played its Thanksgiving Day football match with Detroit Lions. Within two weeks or more, they walk down the aisle on 14 December 1985.


Phylicia with her third husband, Amad at the Jackie Robinson Awards Dinner on 17 April 17, 1989, held at Waldorf Hotel in New York (Picture: Pinterest)

She also took the last name of her third husband, Amad. Phylicia has a daughter, Condola Phylea Rashad, born on 11 December 1986 from Amad. Her third and final divorce came in early 2001 ending 15 years of married life with Amad.

Phylicia has two kids; William and Condola from her first and third marriage.

Some Interesting Facts About Phylicia Rashid

  • The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority appointed her as their general member where she initiated into the Alpha Chapter at Howard University.
  • Both her late father, Andrew and former husband, William is a dental surgeon.
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