Phylicia Rashad Biography

Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Born to dentist, Andrew Arthur Allen, and poet, Vivian Ayers, in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) and younger sister, Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina). Their mother, Vivian Ayers, decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s. From this, Phylicia and Debbie are fluent in Spanish. Phylicia graduated from Howard University and later taught drama there. With younger sister, Debbie Allen, she has production company "D.A.D." which stood for "Doctor Allen's Daughters". Her Pulitzer-nominated poet mother, Vivian, is the artistic and free spirit that has influenced and encouraged the remarkable creativity that so marks Allen as a performer.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Cosby Show Clair Hanks Huxtable 1984 Comedy
Cosby Ruth Lucas 1996 - 2000
PBS Hollywood Presents 2001 Drama
Little Bill 2003 - 2004 Animation
Do No Harm Dr. Vanessa Young 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Ma Ponk 1996 Drama, Romance
Loving Jezebel Alice Melville 1999 Comedy, Romance
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man 2001 Adventure, Action, Drama
Frankie & Alice Edna 2010 0
Just Wright 2010 Comedy, Romance
For Colored Girls Gilda 2010 Drama
Good Deeds Wilimena 2012 0, 0
Gods Behaving Badly Demeter 2013 Comedy, Drama
Outliving Emily Emily 2015 Drama
Creed Mary Anne Creed 2015 Drama, Sport