When I'm 61, I can only dream to be as stunning and as regal as the beautiful Phylicia Rashad. She is aging so wonderfully, if the term, "aging" is even appropriate for the glow that radiates from her pores and the pigment of her skin.
Most famously known for her role alongside Bill Cosby, Cliff Huxtable, as his nurturing yet realistic wife Clair, in the mid-80s-early-90s sitcom, the Cosby Show. Although her first love seems to be Broadway, Phylicia has a number of movies under her silver screen belt, that include but are not limited to:
Her television credentials are even more extensive but we can look forward to seeing Phylicia Rasad in the revised 1989 movie turned LifetimeTV movie, Steel Magnolias.
My favorite Broadway play/movie performance with Ms. Rashad is A Raisin in the Sun where she made her directorial debut.
In 2004, she 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 A Raisin in the Sun. The television adaptation of the play gained her a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special.
The Houston native must have talented genes hanging from her family tree with a sister like actress, choreographer, and director, Debbie Allen.
A former One Life to Live actress, was cast alongside Broadway veterans, James Earl Jones, Anika Noni Rose, as well as film actor Terrance Howard, played the voice of Bill in Nickelodeon's Little Bill.
Phylicia Rashad is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., where she crossed the burning sands at Howard University.
Affectionately dubbed "the mother" of the African-American community and I have to say that I completely agree.