Phylicia Rashad


Character: Clairee

Tony® Award winner Phylicia Rashad is best known for her role as Claire Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom, "The Cosby Show." In 2004, Rashad became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in the revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." She reprised that role for the 2008 television adaptation featuring Sean P. Diddy Combs, earning her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special. Rashad’s Broadway credits include "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", "Dream Girls", "The Wiz" and "Into The Woods." Her television credits include "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Psych." Currently, Rashad is filming the upcoming NBC series, "Do No Harm." In 2010, she was featured in the film, "For Colored Girls", and appeared in the Tyler Perry film "Good Deeds" that was released earlier this year. Additionally, she stars opposite Christopher Walken, John Turturro and Sharon Stone in "Gods Behaving Badly", which is scheduled to be released later this year.