Phylicia Rashad — best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show — will guest-star in an episode of This Is Us, playing the role of Carol, Beth’s mother (played by Susan Kelechi Watson).  Rashad will make her debut in the second half of the NBC hit drama’s third season, in an episode that focuses on Beth’s backstory.

Rashad currently has a recurring role as Diana Dubois on Empire. She also will star in the upcoming OWN coming-of-age drama David Makes Man. In addition, Rashad also recently appeared in Creed II, reprising her role as Mary Anne Creed. 

Rashad joins the guest roster of “This Is Us” which has recently included Katey Sagal, Sylvester Stallone, Jane Kaczmarek, Denis O’Hare, Sam Trammell, Seth Meyers, and Katie Couric.

This Is Us returns Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

This Is Us Adds Phylicia Rashad as Beth’s Mother


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