Phylicia Rashad Net Worth

July 21, 2023
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<> at Delacorte Theater on June 18, 2012 in New York City.

Phylicia Rashād was born on 19th June, 1948 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, stage director as well as a singer. Phylicia was the first African–American female to win the Tony Award. More, among her career highlights we can find two NAACP, Black Reel and The BET Honors Awards. Rashad has spent more than 40 years on the stage as she has been active in the industry since 1972.

Has she managed to accumulate wealth during her long spanned career? It has been estimated that Phylicia Rashad’s net worth is equal to $55 million.


Phylicia Rashad Net Worth $55 Million


Phylicia Rashad graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in 1970. She has also been awarded honorary Doctor degrees from Brown University and from Spelman College for her lifetime achievements in arts.

The first rays of glory Rashad received were while acting on the Broadway stage. The very first plays which helped her to become known were “Dreamgirls” (1981) and “Munchkin” (1983). She has created many roles on Broadway and off Broadway stages, among which the best role was landed in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. For the above mentioned role the actress won a Tony Award in 2004. Phylicia was the first black skinned woman to win the Best Actress Award. To add more points to her theatrical work, it must be mentioned that she directed the play “Gem of the Ocean” in 2007.

What is more, Phylicia Rashad debuted on television in an episode of the series “Delvecchio” (1976). Later, she was cast in a main role in the soap opera “One Life to Live” (1983–1984) which was a breakthrough in her career. This was followed by creating an outstanding character in the sitcom “The Cosby Show” (1984–1992); Phylicia Rashad was nominated for an Emmy Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series twice for the role Clair Hanks Huxtable. Another significant role was landed in another sitcom entitled “Cosby” (1996–2000). As an Outstanding Actress in comedy series Rashad won NAACP Image Award and received a nomination for the Satellite Award.

It is worth mentioning that Phylicia starred not only in the series but also in television and feature films. The best roles she created were in the films “The Old Settler” (2001), “A Raisin in the Sun” (2008), “Frankie & Alice” (2010) and “Steel Magnolias” (2012). Currently, she is working on the upcoming sport drama film “Creed”.

Finally, the actress has had a stormy personal life. She has been married three times though all ended with a divorce. Phylicia’s first husband was a dentist William Lancelot Bowles, Jr., whom she married in 1972 and divorced in 1975; they have one child. In 1978, Rashad married the singer Victor Willis, but unfortunately they divorced in 1982. A few years later, she married sportscaster Ahmad Rashād, the third marriage for both although it didn’t save the marriage, as well as the fact that they had a daughter, as they divorced in 2001.

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