Condola Rashad: On Her Famous Mother and Why We’re All Magic

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Since her first, award-winning performance in the off-Broadway play “Ruined,” the actress and daughter of famed actress Phylicia Rashad and former football star-turned-tv anchor Ahmad Rashad has carved her own path in and out of the entertainment industry. She is a four-time Tony-Award nominee, one of the stars of the critically-acclaimed Showtime series, “Billions” as well as a beloved favorite among her fans.

But what drives this beautiful 33-year-old actress?

“I’m a Sagittarius,” she laughs. [Sagittarius’] like information and we like to learn new things. I’m about expansion. A lot of moments of growth came to me because of questions that came up — not because somebody told me that I should do this or think this way, but [because] a question was posed. And by me having to try and contemplate that question, that’s what led me to a new place of growth, because I was able to find it for myself.”

Daughter to stage and screen vet Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and the first black woman to win a Tony for best actress in a play in 2004), she grew up