Phylicia Rashad

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  • Phylicia Rashad: There's always something to suggest that you'll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.

  • Phylicia Rashad: Well, she's very different from me; beating up one's children is something we definitely do not have in common. The funny thing is, my mother always says that I'm playing her. Let's see what she says after seeing this

  • Phylicia Rashad: I don't choose to take a role to prove to someone what I can do. It's an August Wilson play. I met with the playwright, I read for the playwright. In my career, that's like meeting Bill Cosby — meeting him is enough for me

  • Phylicia Rashad: He conveys the poetry, the natural rhythms, of his characters' speech. Everything - emotion, movement, thought, intention - is inherent in that rhythm. Actors sometimes like to dissect, to analyze, to do all those things actors are taught to do. But those things don't put me closer to this work's heart. I have to surrender all that. It's like going to a lake or a swimming pool. You just have to dive in, to immerse yourself. Working in his plays requires a different kind of skill. It's as if you would become a talking drum

  • Phylicia Rashad: What he showed me was not what I had to get, but what I already have. I am just myself, and who I am is a lot.

  • Phylicia Rashad: The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things.

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  • Phylicia has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. In 2008, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Raisin In The Sun. In 1985 and 1986, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Cosby Show.

  • Rashad has been immortalized with a caricature at the famous New York restaurant, Sardi's.

  • Phylicia and her husband Ahmad Rashad had a daughter named Condola who was born on December 11, 1986; 3 days before the Rashads' first wedding anniversary.

  • Children: Son Billy born in 1973 Father: William Lancelot Bowles Jr., Daughter Condola Phylea born December 11, 1986 Father: Ahmad Rashad, 3 stepchildren (Ahmad's children): daughter Keva born in 1970, daughter Maiysha born in 1974) and son Ahmad Jr. born in 1978.

  • Phylicia speaks fluent Spanish.

  • Phylicia says she doesn’t like shoe shopping as she is a bit embarrassed at her shoe size which is a 9.

  • Phylicia was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority when she was in college.

  • Phylicia taught drama before she broke into acting at Howard University.

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