Phylicia Rashad is an African American performer who’s best known as mom and lawyer Clair Huxtable on NBC situation comedy The Cosby Show (1984-92). She remained together with the show for eight years.
Celebrity Phylicia Rashad was born Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948, in Houston, Texas. The daughter of a dentist and graduate of Howard University, Rashad made her television debut in 1976’s Delvecchio. She’s best known to American audiences for her portrayal of mom and lawyer Clair Huxtable to the seminal ’80s strike The Cosby Show. She remained using the situation comedy because of its eight-year run from 1984 to 1992.