06/19/2012 01:17 pm ET Updated Jun 19, 2012

Phylicia Rashad Birthday: Actress Turns 64 Today

Sunday may have been dedicated to dads, but today is all about everybody's favorite TV mom. The Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad turns 64 today.

Rashad stole the world's hearts as the poised and elegant lawyer, wife and mother Claire Huxtable on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show." She has also graced both the stage and the big screen in her roles in Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin In The Sun" and Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls." To add to her already lofty resume, she is donning her director's hat for the play "The Immediate Family," that tells the story of siblings living in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

Whether on stage, on television or even on the red carpet Rashad is always the epitome of class and sophistication, and after shedding 35 pounds she looks better than ever! So in honor of America's mother, we've pulled together some of our favorite flicks that showcase her timeless beauty.

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