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Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 For Justice (TV Movie)
Georgina Howe
 2015 Outliving Emily
Emily (Segment 5)
 2014 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Mountain Witch
- Winter's Gift (2014) ... Mountain Witch (voice)
 2012-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Dee Dee Tubbs
- Wheel! Of! Family! (2013) ... Dee Dee Tubbs (voice)
- Mr. & Mrs. Brown (2013) ... Dee Dee Tubbs (voice)
- A Rodent Like This (2013) ... Dee Dee Tubbs (voice)
- Mama Drama (2012) ... Dee Dee Tubbs (voice)
 2012 Steel Magnolias (TV Movie)
 2011 Change of Plans (TV Movie)
 2010 Frankie & Alice
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
Lena Younger
 2007 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Kathleen Devereaux
- Everybody Hates Kwanzaa (2007) ... Kathleen Devereaux
 1994-2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Elizabeth Jessup
- The Last Chapter (2002) ... Elizabeth Jessup
- Tough Love (1994) ... Elizabeth Jessup
 2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over (2001) ... Narrator
 2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (TV Movie)
Cassandra Hawkins
 2001 PBS Hollywood Presents (TV Series)
Elizabeth Barney
- The Old Settler (2001) ... Elizabeth Barney
 2001 The Old Settler (TV Movie)
 2000 Bull (TV Series)
Mrs. Granville
- What the Past Will Bring ... Mrs. Granville
 2000/I The Visit
Dr. Coles
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Lady Fulten
- The Princess and the Pauper (2000) ... Lady Fulten (voice)
 1999 Loving Jezebel
Alice Melville
 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
- Love Is War (1999) ... Lucinda
 1998 Free of Eden (TV Movie)
 1996 The Babysitter's Seduction (TV Movie)
Det. Kate Jacobs
 1995 In the House (TV Series)
- Sister Act: The Episode (1995) ... Rowena
 1995 The Possession of Michael D. (TV Movie)
Dr. Marion Hale (Psychiatrist)
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Hadley Roebuck
- Expert Witness (1994) ... Hadley Roebuck
 1994 David's Mother (TV Movie)
Gladys Johnson
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mayor Turner
- Hallelujah (1993) ... Mayor Turner
 1992 Baby's Nursery Rhymes (Video short)
Singer (voice)
 1991 Jailbirds (TV Movie)
Janice Grant
 1991 Blossom (TV Series)
Blossom's Dream Mom
- Blossom Blossoms (1991) ... Blossom's Dream Mom
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie)
Aunt Polly
 1989 False Witness (TV Movie)
Lynne Jacobi
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Disneyland Cleaning lady
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
 1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Lonette Becker
- A Day in Port (1985) ... Lonette Becker (as Phylicia Ayers Allen)
 1985 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Felicia Dalton
- Episode #1.286 (1985) ... Felicia Dalton (as Phylicia Allen Ayers)
- Episode #1.285 (1985) ... Felicia Dalton (as Phylicia Allen Ayers)
- Episode #1.284 (1985) ... Felicia Dalton (as Phylicia Allen Ayers)
 1984 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Courtney Wright
- Episode dated 18 June 1984 (1984) ... Courtney Wright
 1981 We're Fighting Back (TV Movie) (as Phylicia Allen)
 1978 The Wiz (Video)
Munchkin / Field Mouse (as Phylicia Ayres Allen)
 1978 Watch Your Mouth (TV Series)
- First Days - Part 2 (1978) ... (as Phylicia Allen)
- First Days - Part 1 (1978) ... (as Phylicia Allen)
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Venita Ray
- Wax Job (1976) ... Venita Ray (as Phylicia Ayers-Allen)
 1972 The Broad Coalition (as Phylicia Ayers-Allen)
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Host of Pillsbury Bake-Off. See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phylicia Ayers Allen | Phylicia Ayres Allen | Phylicia Allen | Phylicia Allen Ayers | Phylicia Ayers-Allen


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Phylicia Rashad won the 2004 Drama Desk award for Best Actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" by tying (split award) with Viola Davis for "Intimate Apparel". See more »

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