Rashad became the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress Tony Award (play) in 2004 for her performance as Lena Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun.” She was selected some years later to announce some of the nominations for the 60th Annual Tony Awards in New York City.
Actress Phylicia Rashad is snapped with her 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play for “A Raisin in the Sun” at The American Theater Wing’s 58th Annual Tony Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Rashad, gliding down the runway, models a dress by Alia Khan in the Red Dress Collection 2005 fashion show at New York’s Fashion Week. Rashad and 25 other high-profile women modeled red dresses by famous designers in support of The Heart Truth, a heart-disease awareness campaign.
A then Phylicia Ayers-Allen married her former husband, sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, in 1985. He proposed to her on national television during the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets.
Rashad calls “The Cosby Show” timeless and feels lucky to have had the privilege to have worked on the show. A cast portrait for the 1984-1985 season includes(front row, left) Lisa Bonet, Bill Cosby, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Rashad,(back row, left) Sabrina Le Beauf, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
Hip-hop mogul and actor Sean Combs and Rashad present the 2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical at the American Theater Wing’s 58th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. The two starred as mother and son on Broadway and in the film adaptation of “A Raisin in the Sun.”