Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
Real Name/Full Name Phylicia Rashād
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Phylicia Rashad
Birth Place: Houston, Texas
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 June 1948
Age/How Old: 75 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
Eye Color: Light brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Andrew Arthur Allen
Mother – Vivian Ayers
Siblings: Andrew Arthur Allen Jr., Hugh Allen and Debbie Allen
School: N/A
College:  Howard University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: William Lancelot Bowles Jr. (1972-1975), Victor Willis (1978-1982) and Ahmad Rashid (1985-2001)
Kids/Children Name: William Lancelott Bowles III and Condola Phylea Rashad
Profession: Singer, actress, and stage director
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Every celebrity has a breaking point where they can relate their success to and things are no different with Phylicia Rashad. This beautiful woman is well-known as a great singer, actress and a stage director. Although she had been featured in many projects during her early career life, her breakthrough came after her appearance on The Cosby Show which was an NBC Sitcom. Phylicia was featured as Claire Huxtable. This single cast won her two Emmy Award nominations. There was no stopping for her and these two nominations were followed by many other awards including a Tony Award in the category of Best Actress in a Play just to mention a few.

Well, how well do you know about Phylicia Rashād? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Phylicia Rashād’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Phylicia Rashād to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on 19th June in 1948 when Phylicia Rashid came to existence by the name Phylicia Ayers-Allen in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Vivian Ayers who is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, playwright, poet, publisher, and scholar. Phylicia’s father Andrew Arthur Allen was an orthodontist. She is not the only child of Vivian and Andrew as she has a sister and two brothers.

Her sister is named Debbie Allen and she is an actress, director and choreographer. Her brother Hugh Allen is a real estate banker situated in North Carolina while her brother Andrew Arthur Allen, Jr. (Tex) is a jazz-musician. Rashad’s family moved to Mexico and for this reason, she speaks fluent Spanish.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Phylicia Rashād in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Phylicia Rashād’s age is 75 years old as of today’s date 22nd May 2024 having been born on 19 June 1948. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Light brown and hair color is Black.


Being born in such a great family means that these kids had the best in life. Although she is very generous with information, she has not revealed anything about her early life and especially about her education. However, it is very clear that she is a learned person since after graduating from high school, she joined Howard University.

Although she loved her career, she worked hard enough and remained in school until her graduation in 1970. Phylicia earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and graduated as a magna cum laude. While at the University, she got her initiation into the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Phylicia might have been successful career-wise, but she was not a success as far as her love life is concerned. She started dating William Lancelot Bowles Jr. who was a dentist and the two got married in 1972. They had a son together, but their marriage didn’t last long as they separated in 1975. After separating from William, she started dating Victor Willis and the two got married in 1978. Just like her first wedding, this too didn’t last long, and they separated in 1982. Victor was the lead singer of Village People.

She didn’t give up on love, and she decided to give it another chance. This time, she fell in love with Ahmad Rashid on and this time around she was very sure that things would work out, and therefore, she decided to take his last name. The two got married on 28th November in 1985 and on 11th December 1986, they welcomed their daughter Condola Phylea Rashad. Things worked out well but unfortunately, after being together for almost 20 years, thy decided to go their separate ways in 2001.

Is Phylicia Rashad Lesbian?

Phylicia Rashad might not have been lucky when it comes to love, but there have never been rumors of her dating a woman. Therefore, we can comfortably conclude that she is straight.

Professional Career

Talking of Phylicia’s television and film career, she has been featured in many projects. One of the best of her work was in ABC soap opera titled One Life To Live. She was featured as Courtney Wright who was a publicist. She, however, experienced a great breakthrough in her career after she was featured in The Cosby Show which was a famous NBC sitcom and her role was that of attorney Clair Huxtable.

Apart from the two projects mentioned above, she has also been featured in many other major projects. Some of these include her role in Everybody Hates Chris as a wealthy mother of Chris, Head of Passes among others.


Phylicia is not just famous but she is also very much respected in the film industry. This is evidenced by the total number of awards and nominations she has received over the years. Some of them include: 3 NAACP Image Awards, two Tony Awards as well as BET Honors among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Phylicia Rashad in 2024

Phylicia Rashad Net Worth
Phylicia Rashad Net Worth

As of 2024, Her net worth of $60 million is also another proof that she is a truly successful woman. She has earned her wealth from her hard work and commitment in her career in both the music and film industry.

A tree doesn’t fall far from its roots and so Phylicia had her mother to emulate as an actress. However, she purposed to do better than her and today, her mother is very proud of what she has been able to achieve in her life.


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