- NAME: Phylicia Rashad
- OCCUPATION: Theater Actress, Television Actress
- BIRTH DATE: June 19, 1948 (Age: 65)
- EDUCATION: Howard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Houston, Texas
- Originally: Phylicia Ayers-Allen
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
Phylicia Rashad is an African American actress who is best known as mother and attorney Clair Huxtable on NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She stayed with the show for eight years. Rashad starred in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions and was the first African American actress to win a Tony Award, given for her portrayal of Lena Younger in A Raisin n the Sun.