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Phylicia Rashad stars in NBC's "Do No Harm" as Vanessa Harris. On the big screen, Rashad recently starred in Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds," alongside Gabrielle Union and Thandie Newton.

Phylicia Rashad is a native of Houston, Texas, who graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from Howard University.

Rashad made her directorial debut at the helm of The Seattle Repertory Theatre's production of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean." Broadway credits include "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Gem of the Ocean," "A Raisin in the Sun" (2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play/Drama Desk Award), "Blue," "Jelly's Last Jam," "Into the Woods," "Dreamgirls," "The Wiz" and "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death." Off-Broadway credits include Lincoln Center's productions of "Cymbeline" and "Bernarda Alba"; "Helen," "The Story" and "Everybody's Ruby" at the NYSF Public Theatre; The Negro Ensemble Company productions of "Puppet Play," "Zooman and the Sign," "Sons and Fathers of Sons," "In an Upstate Motel," "Weep Not for Me," and "The Great Mac Daddy"; Lincoln Center's production of Ed Bullins' "The Duplex"; and "The Sirens" at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In regional theater, she performed as Euripedes' "Medea" and in "Blues for an Alabama Sky" at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Other regional theaters at which she has performed are The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and the Huntington Theatre in Boston.

Known to television audiences for her role as Claire Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" and as Ruth Lucas on the CBS sitcom, "Cosby," she received the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for both of these roles. She has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards and has received two People's Choice Awards.

TV movie credits include "A Raisin in the Sun" (2008 Emmy nomination), "The Old Settler" (AFI nomination) directed by Debbie Allen, "David's Mother," "False Witness," "Jailbirds," "Polly" and "Polly Comin' Home." Other television appearances include "Psych," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Touched by an Angel," "Blossom" and "A Different World."

Feature film credits include "Just Wright," starring Queen Latifah and Common, Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," "Frankie & Alice," opposite Halle Berry, "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored," directed by Tim Reid, "Free of Eden" opposite Sydney Poitier, "Loving Jezebel" directed by Kwyn Bader and "The Visit" directed by Jordan Walker Pearlman.

As an active participant in charitable and nonprofit organizations, Rashad supports the work of the PRASAD Project, an international charitable organization and is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices. In addition to supporting these organizations, she is dedicated to the importance of the Fine Arts in Education.

Rashad has received honorary doctorates from Providence College in Rhode Island, Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Clark University, and Barber-Scotia College and is a recipient of the Harvard University Foundation Award. In 1999 she was the recipient of the Dorothy L. Height Dreamaker Award sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women Inc. in association with Aunt Jemima/The Quaker Oats Company. In December of 2001, Ms. Rashad was honored by the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film and Television with The Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement.

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Age: 68 years old
Birthday: June 19, 1948
Height: 5' 6"
Full Name / Real Name: Phylicia Ayers-Allen
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Husband: Ahmad Rashad (12/14/1985 - February 2001, divorced, 1 child)
Victor Willis (4/28/1978 - 1980, divorced)
William Lancelot Bowles Jr. (5/13/1972 - 1975, divorced, 1 child)

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