List of Phylicia Rashad Movies

Team Anfotimes 23 Jan 2024 12:05 pm
Here is a list of all movies by American actress Phylicia Rashad.

Phylicia Rashad, born Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948, in Houston, Texas, is a distinguished American actress and an influential figure in the world of education. Renowned for her versatile acting career, she has also made significant contributions as the dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University. Best known for her iconic role as Clair Huxtable on the beloved sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–1992), Rashad garnered acclaim and Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. Her portrayal of Clair Huxtable, a character celebrated for its positive representation, contributed to her being dubbed "The Mother of the Black Community" at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards. In addition to The Cosby Show, Rashad played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996–2000), showcasing her enduring presence on television.

In the realm of theater, Rashad achieved a historic milestone in 2004 by becoming the first black actress to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. This honor was bestowed upon her for her outstanding performance in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In 2022, Rashad clinched her second Tony Award, this time for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her role in Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew. Her Broadway repertoire also includes notable productions like Into the Woods (1988), Jelly's Last Jam (1993), Gem of the Ocean (2004), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2008). Rashad's contributions extend beyond acting and theater. She has directed revivals of three plays by August Wilson, showcasing her commitment to promoting African American voices in the arts. In the academic arena, Rashad serves as the dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University, where she continues to inspire and guide the next generation of artists.

Born to Vivian Ayers, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet, playwright, scholar, and publisher, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist, Rashad grew up alongside siblings who also made a mark in the arts. Her brother, Tex (Andrew Arthur Allen Jr.), is a jazz musician, while her sister, Debbie Allen, is a renowned actress, choreographer, and director.

Phylicia Rashad's journey through life and the arts is marked by resilience, excellence, and a dedication to uplifting the African American community. From her groundbreaking achievements in theater to her impactful role in education, Rashad's influence resonates far beyond the stage and screen.



 Phylicia Rashad All Movies List

Year Title Role
1972 The Broad Coalition -
1981 We're Fighting Back -
1983 The Wiz MunchkinField/Mouse
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin Eliza
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday Disneyland Cleaning Lady
1989 False Witness Lynne Jacobi
Polly Aunt Polly
1990 Polly: Comin' Home! Aunt Polly
1991 Jailbirds Janice Grant
1994 David's Mother Gladys Johnson
1995 The Possession of Michael D Dr. Marion Hale
Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored Ma Ponk
1996 The Babysitter's Seduction Detective Kate Jacobs
1998 Free of Eden Desiree
1999 Loving Jezebel Alice Melville
2000 The Visit Dr. Coles
2001 The Old Settler Elizabeth
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Cassandra Hawkins
Little Bill: Big Little Bill Brenda Glover (voice)
2008 A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger
2010 Just Wright Ella McKnight
Frankie and Alice Edna
For Colored Girls Gilda
2011 Change of Plans Dorothy
2012 Good Deeds Wililemma
Steel Magnolias Clairee Belcher
2013 Gods Behaving Badly Demeter
2015 Emily & Tim Emily Hanratty
Creed Mary Anne Creed
2017 Tour de Pharmacy Victoria Young
2018 Creed II Mary Anne Creed
2020 A Fall from Grace Sarah Miller/Betty Mills
Black Box Dr. Lilian Brooks
Soul Libba Gardner (voice)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Grandmother Journey Jangle
2021 The Disaster Dreams Brianna's Mom (voice)
Tick, Tick... Boom! 'Sunday' Legend #12
2023 Creed III Mary Anne Creed
Our Son Maya


Year Title Role
1976 Delvecchio Ventita Ray
1978 Watch Your Mouth -
1984 One Life to Live Courtney Wright
1984–92 The Cosby Show Clair Hanks Huxtable
1985 Santa Barbara Felicia Dalton
The Love Boat Lonette Becker
1988–90 A Different World Clair Huxtable
1990 Reading Rainbow Herself
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jane Goodfellow (voice)
1991 The Earth Day Special Clair Huxtable
Blossom Blossom's Dream Mom
1993 American Playhouse Mayor Turner
1994 Ghostwriter Herself
The Cosby Mysteries Hadley Roebuck
Touched by an Angel Elizabeth Jessup
1995 In the House Rowena
1996–00 Cosby Ruth Lucas
1998–00 Intimate Portrait Herself
1999–04 Little Bill Brenda Glover (voice)
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Lady Fulten (voice)
Bull Mrs. Granville
2001 Biography Narrator (voice)
2002 Touched by an Angel Elizabeth Jessup
2007 Everybody Hates Chris Kathleen Devereaux
2007–14 Psych Winnie Guster
2008 The Life & Times of Tim The Boss's Wife (voice)
2012–13 The Cleveland Show Dee Dee Tubbs (voice)
2013 Do No Harm Dr. Vanessa Young
2014 Sofia the First Glacia the Ice Witch (voice)
2016–17 Jean-Claude Van Johnson Jane
2016–18 Empire Diana DuBois
2017 When We Rise Yvette Flunder
2019 The Rocketeer May Songbird (voice)
2019–21 This Is Us Carol Clarke
David Makes Man Dr. Woods-Trap
2020 Station 19 Pilar
13 Reasons Why Pastor
2021 Grey's Anatomy Nell Timms
2022 The Good Fight Renetta Clark
Little America Margaret Jean the Queen
2023 The Crossover Barbara
Curses! Georgia Snitker (voice)


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