Meet William Lancelot Bowles III, a 50-year-old American man born in 1973. He is the son of the talented Hollywood actress, Phylicia Rashad.
Unlike his mother, Billy has chosen to stay out of the spotlight, leading a private life away from the camera. Here’s everything you need to know about him.
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How Old is William Lancelot Bowles III?
William Lancelot Bowles III is currently 53 years old. He was born in the year 1973. However, his actual month and date of birth have remained under the carpets ever since he was born. William Lancelot’s parents are William Lancelot Bowles Jr. and Phylicia Rashad.
While his father is known to be a dentist, his mother is a renowned actress most especially recognized for portraying the character Clair Huxtable in the all-time famous NBC sitcom, the Bill Cosby Show.
Just like his actual date of birth, there is no information on the schools the youngest William Lancelot Bowles attended, or what his highest educational qualification might be. Billy Bowles, as he is fondly called, started shying away from the camera from an early age, so some of his basic details are not readily available. However, the fact that his mother is a well-educated and accomplished actress suggests that he is likely to be well-educated too.
Although Billy is the only child his parents had together, he is not the only child of his mother. He has one sibling named Condola Phylea, who is his step-sister from his mother’s third marriage. She was born on December 11, 1985, and is currently 53 years old.
Were William Lancelot Bowles III’s Parents Ever Married?
Billy’s parents were happily married at the time of his birth. They got married on May 13, 1972. Sadly, their union only lasted for 3 years before they decided to dissolve it in 1975 and go their separate ways. However, there is no information on when, how, or where they met, or even the reason for their divorce.
Meet William Lancelot Bowles III’s Father
William Lancelot Bowles III’s father is William Lancelot Bowles Jr., an accomplished dentist who stepped into the limelight only after he got married to hot-shot American actress, Phylicia Rashad in 1972. Although being a celebrity husband meant regularly being featured in the paparazzi, William III did not care much about the celebrity lifestyle and maintained a low profile for the period he was married to Rashad.
After his divorce from the celebrated actress, the older William Lancelot once again went back to his quiet life, which he has dutifully maintained ever since. Therefore, there has been no information on his social and romantic life ever since the divorce.
Who Is William Lancelot Bowless III Mother, Phylicia Rashad?
Phylicia Rashad is a popular American actress, director, and singer, as well as the dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts. She was born on June 19, 1948, and is currently 81 years old. Just like most famous actors, Phylicia Rashad’s passion started from a young age, and since she ventured into Hollywood, she has made several note-worthy achievements.
Her early appearances in the industry earned her several Broadway credits. Some of her early roles were the characters of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, and also a Munchkin in The Wiz. She also released an album in 1978. The album titled Josephine’s Superstar was a disco concept album that told the story of Josephine Baker.
In 2007, Rashad directed the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, marking her directorial debut. She also directed other plays, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, before taking a break to focus on acting. However, she returned to her directorial career and directed notable films such as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Fences. Rashad has received numerous awards for her outstanding acting, including the Best Actress Tony Award, making her the first black actress of any nationality to win the award and the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in A Play.
How Many Times Has Phylicia Rashad Been Married?
Phylicia has been married three times. Her first marriage was to William Lancelot Bowles Jr. It lasted for 3 years, from 1972-1975, and led to the birth of their son and only child together.
Three years after her first marriage to William ended, Phylicia got into her second marriage in 1978. This time, she was married to Victor Willis, a lead singer whom she met on the set of The Wiz. This second marriage lasted only a year longer than the first, and the superstar actress called it quits on marriage a second time in 1982.
Phylicia’s third and final marriage was to Ahmad Rashad, a former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster. The couple tied the knot on December 14, 1985, after Rashad had proposed on national TV, and just like Phylicia, the union was Rashad’s third chance at marriage.
Their union was blessed with a daughter named Condola Phylea Rashad. After her marriage to Rashad, Phylicia, who was formerly known as Phylicia Ayers-Allen took on his last name and became Phylicia Rashad. And although they both separated in 2001, she still chose to retain his last name.
What Does Phylicia Rashad’s Son Do For a Living?
It’s not known what Billy does professionally or how successful he may be in his career, as he tends to avoid public attention. However, his step-sister Condola has pursued acting like their mother and is a highly acclaimed American actress with numerous movie credits.