'Cosby' Star Phylicia Rashad Picked As Latest Jenny Craig Spokeswoman

Phylicia Rashad steps out in New York Phylicia Rashad steps out in New York

Phylicia Rashad has been named the latest spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, People magazine reported.

The former “Cosby Show” actress, who played Clair Huxtable, joins a number of fellow actresses who have represented the company within recent years, including Queen Latifah, Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli.

“Jenny Craig confirms a new relationship with Phylicia Rashad,” a rep for the weight loss program told the mag. “We look forward to sharing the details at a press conference in late January.

While Phylicia is best known for her time on the long-running Bill Cosby comedy, she’s won a number of accolades off-screen – in 2004, she won a historic Tony award for her role in “A Raisin in the Sun,” the first time an African-American took the lead actress category.

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