Fast Facts

  • Spent time as a child on the set of The Cosby Show with her mother Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on the program.
  • Studied classical piano for ten years during her childhood.
  • Won the Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance in 2009 for her work in the off-Broadway play Ruined.
  • Starred alongside Orlando Bloom in a 2013 Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet.


  • 2012, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2013, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee


  • Ahmad Rashad — Father
  • Debbie Allen — Aunt
  • William Lancelot Bowles III — Half Brother
  • Vivian Nixon — Cousin
  • Vivian Ayers — Grandmother
  • Phylicia Rashad — Mother


  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, United States (BFA in Theater, 2008)

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  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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