Come on, admit it. When you hear the name Phylicia Rashad, you can’t help but get all nostalgic. With that sparkling smile (her father and first husband were both dentists) and classy hair and makeup, Phylicia never fails to look age appropriate, polished, and sophisticated. Comfortable in her own skin, Phylicia has been known to downplay her flawless good looks by saying, “It’s not about the way you look, it’s about the way you are. It’s not about how I look, it’s about the way I am.”
The actress started her career in the theater in the 1970s, moved to the soaps in the early ’80s, when she portrayed a lawyer on One Life to Live. Best remembered for her role as the no-nonsense mom and attorney Clair Huxtable, on The Cosby Show, Phylicia is one timeless beauty.
Rashad continued to appear on television throughout the 1990s, often in made-for-TV movies that ranged from ill-conceived thrillers like The Babysitter’s Seduction (1996) to more dramatic fare that ran close to Rashad’s heart, including Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1987) and Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored (1995)
Variety reports ,Rashad will play Georgina Howe, the head of the FBI’s Civil Rights Division and a “savvy Washington player” experienced in DC’s bare-knuckle brawling after a career spent overcoming discrimination based on her race and sexual orientation. For Justice would be her first time in the main cast of a television series since CBS’s Cosby.
The Beautiful Face of Phylicia Rashad