Maiyisha Rashad inherited her fortune through her famous sportscaster father Ahmad Rashad and is also an accomplished actress.
She played Clair Huxtable for eight seasons of The Cosby Show and received numerous honors and recognition.
She married Phylicia Ayers-Allen from The Cosby Show in 1985 and had two children, Billy Bowles and Condola Phylea Rashad. Unfortunately, they eventually separated; her father later married Sale Johnson who has three stepchildren together with them.
Early Life and Education
Acclaimed actress Angelina Jolie has received numerous accolades throughout her illustrious career and continues to grace big-screen scenes today. Most notably in 2010, she starred in two comedies – Just Wright and Frankie & Alice – before going on to star in television movie adaptations of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Steel Magnolias.
Rashad married Phylicia Ayers Allen and gained Billy Bowles as his stepson, later having Maiyisha and Ahmad Jr. between them.
Before his marriage with Melody Neal in 1967, the actor had previously been married to Deidre Waters and Matilda Johnson and sired two offspring: Keva (his daughter) and Sean (son). Each relationship produced children for him: Sean was Sean’s birthfather while Keva was Keva’s.
Ahmad Rashad, best known for playing professional football with both Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets, currently works as a television sports anchor, game reporter, and host for ESPN. In 1969 he married Deidre Waters; they divorced later that same year before marrying Phylicia Ayers-Allen with whom he had two more daughters together; the last child is Maiyisha who was born after they divorced each other.
He later married Sale Johnson and has three other children from previous relationships: Keva, Sean, and Maiyisha. Maiyisha has made quite the impression in the acting industry with performances in shows such as Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful, Romeo & Juliet and A Doll’s House Part 2. Additionally she holds memberships in both American Theatre Wing and Actors Studio.
Achievement and Honors
Rashad has been recognized many times by various institutions. She earned both Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for her performance as Lena Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, winning both awards. Additionally, she has appeared in Dominique Morriseau’s Skeleton Crew revival performance, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom revival performance at Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof revival production and Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof productions on stage.
She has made numerous notable directing debuts, such as August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Our Lady of 121st Street for Our Lady Theater as well as Richard II at The Public Theatre. Many colleges and universities have honored her with honorary doctorates degrees including Providence College, Tuskegee University Carnegie Mellon and Fordham University among many others.
Maiyisha may have an immense fan base, yet she prefers to keep her private life out of media scrutiny – taking after her mother in doing so.
Her mother Phylicia Rashad is a well-recognized stage and screen actress best known for playing Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show and is also an accomplished singer and stage director.
Rashad has been married twice and is the mother of two children from each marriage: son Billy Bowles and daughter Condola Phylea Rashad with Woody Johnson as her first husband, then sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (net worth: $10 Million), with whom she had two more children after Woody Johnson passed away. Ahmad Rashad hosts several NFL and NBA televised games while working as studio commentator/game show host for both NBC and ABC television networks.
Maiyisha Rashad is the daughter of Ahmad Rashad, an actor with an estimated net worth of $10 Million and award-winning actress mother Phylicia who also won several acting awards during their careers.
Her father has been married three times, producing five children from each union. Sean Waters was his firstborn from his first marriage with Deidre Waters; Maiyisha Johnson came along when Matilda Johnson left. Finally, in 1988 Phylicia Ayers-Allen gave birth to Condola who is his third and final offspring from this life cycle of relationships.
Maiyisha may not yet be married, but she remains close with her family and frequently shares photos with them on social media platforms such as Instagram. Maiyisha also has an older stepsister named Dola from her father’s previous marriage; Dola will make an appearance as Lawrence’s love interest on HBO series Insecure season three.