Phylicia Rashad of 'Cosby Show' Has a Daughter Condola Who Is Following in Her Footsteps
Since she was a little girl, Condola Rashad has shown her interest in being an artist. Her acting career, her several Tony Award nominations, and her most recent music project are demonstrating her talents.
Art and talent also run in the blood, and there’s no doubt about it when we see Phylicia Rashad's daughter, Condola Rashad, following the steps of her mother but with a style of her own. And it is amazing.
After a two-year absence from the stages, Dola -as she is going by this days-, has just released, on April 3rd, the first music video of the song "Blue”, which is part of her new project, a debut EP titled “Space Daughter”.
In a recent post, she wrote about how important it is for her to release this work. On these days the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world. She also said that all her personal proceeds from the song “Blue” will go to the hunger-relief organization, Food Bank For New York City.
Besides her new music project, Condola has also been posting several videos from some friends of her living in Italy, in order to help spread the message about how to take care and to stop the pandemic.
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🦋Good Morning friends🦋 for whoever in the world who reads this and will be awake at 12 pm est, I’ll be going live on Instagram with my dear friend, the one and only @tizianoferro 🦋🌙✨ see you!!😘 link in bio for streaming of the first chapter of my #spacedaughter daughter #series: Blue! Enjoy and simultaneously help me to raise funds for Foodbank of NYC I’m doing so. 🦋💙🦋 #dolastyle #dolatunes #spacedaughtermusic #spacedaughterEP #SDEP - 🌙ola
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER
Tony-winning, Emmy-nominated actress and Condola’s mother, Phylicia Rashad, has previously said on many occasions that it is not surprising for her that her little child would turn into this great artist she is today.
The “Cosby Show” star said that she took her daughter to every work she had, so she learned about work ethics. In fact, she recalled a time when the 4-year-old Condola asked her mom for piano, dancing and reading lessons.
Dola has been taking her own path as a stage and TV actress, with four Tony award nominations. She has taken Broadway on shows such as A Doll's House, Part 2, and Saint Joan, and is part of the TV show Billions.
The actress has been inspired throughout her life by her mother and has especially been influenced by her matriarch family. Her aunt, Phylicia’s sister is Golden Globe-winning actress, Debbie Allen, while her cousin, Debbie’s daughter is Broadway actress and dancer, Vivian Nixon.
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🦋🦋🦋 I want to thank you all so very much for your incredible support of the first chapter of the #SPACEDAUGHTER journey. And also for your continued support in helping me raise funds for @foodbank4nyc through all of your streaming of the song and video of “Blue”, (Link in bio)100% of my personal proceeds from this song will go to them and if you go to their website you can see the specific initiatives they are taking to brace the community for the impact of this horrible pandemic. 🙏🏿💙 I want to give a huge shout out to the SPACEDAUGHTER music team, where this project was born before I made it into a video series. This song “Blue” was produced by the amazing @lordquestmusic and myself and written by me and the talented @imsadalex. Love you both, our SpaceDaughter trinity lives, I can’t wait for everyone to hear what is to come! 🔮🙈 a HUUUUGGE thank you to the one and only @thehitlife, you brought us all together to make this happen, I love you dearly my friend. Huge shout out to @mrbentonj @leotablacknor and the folks over at @redbullmusic for your support and for letting me use your ridiculously amazing spaceship music studio to create this project. 🚀💙🦋 I cannot state enough how this is only just the beginning, I hope you’re ready for what’s in store for you. We balance the shadow with light 💫 Thank you, sending love to you all. Goodnight beautiful, strong humans. (Yes I know it’s 7:30, but It’s been a day and I’m tired so...😂🤷🏾♀️) — love 🌙ola 👩🏿🎤 #dolastyle #dolatunes #spacedaughter #spacedaughterEP #blue #foodbanknyc #RIP #remember #BillWithers #live #love 💙
Since her grandmother is Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet, Vivian Ayers, both sisters, Phylicia and Debbie, developed interest in arts very early. Their parents did what they could to help them achieve their goals, even though it was very hard at the time because of segregation.
The sisters did the same with their daughters, and though Condola and Vivian were not obligated to make a career in the arts, they were drawn into it and voluntarily decided to make great careers of their own.
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Good night. Tomorrow is a new day. 🙏🏿😌💙 together we stay strong, I love you NYC, we’ll make it through this, I love you world, we’ll make it through this. 🦋 - 🌙ola 👩🏿🎤✨ #staystrong #stayinthelight #healing #together #music #transcend #dolastyle #dolatunes #spacedaughterEP #linkinbio
On the other hand, Phylicia’s past was not that great. Being a cast member of “The Cosby Show” as the wife of the main character, she had to get involved and declare about the scandals involving her former co-star Bill Cosby.
She also divorced from her husband and Condola’s father, Ahmad Rashad, back in 1997. According to New York’s Daily, she charged him with “abandonment” but the split was amicable. Ahmad was a star receiver for the NFL Minnesota Vikings.
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