Phylicia Rashad Talks Good Deeds and Occupy Wall Street


February 24, 2012 - Whether it's Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show or Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, Phylicia Rashad has built her career on playing strong women. Rashad continues that tradition by stepping into the role of Wilimena Deeds in Tyler Perry's new film, Good Deeds. It's the actress' second appearance in a Perry film. In 2010, she appeared in For Colored Girls.

Growing up in Houston, Rashad was surrounded by literature. Her mother, Vivian Ayers, was once nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Rashad says even today when you are in her mother's home, you are surrounded by art and "you understand you are in the environs of a creative thinker."  Read more at

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