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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

Phylicia Rashad as "Lena Younger"

Lena Younger (Phylicia Rashad) receives a settlement from her husband's life insurance policy and then must decide what to do with the money. She wants to move out of their apartment into a house in a more genteel neighborhood. Her eldest son, Walter (Sean Combs), aspires to be an entrepreneur. Daughter Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan) hopes to go to medical school. Though their aspirations collide, they try to find a way to retain their family's cohesion.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Emmy (Primetime) (2008) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

The Cosby Show (1984)

Phylicia Rashad as "Clair Huxtable"

"The Cosby Show" centers on the lives of the Huxtables: obstetrician Cliff and his lawyer wife Claire, their daughters Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy, and son Theo. Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy.

Emmy (Primetime) (1986) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1985) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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