2013 The Root 100

Like her mother and aunt before her, Condola Rashad is taking center stage.

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  • Condola Rashad

  • She is starring in Broadway's revival of Romeo and Juliet with actor Orlando Bloom.
  • Job: actress
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @phloella
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 26
  • Bio:

    When your mother is Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad and your aunt is famed dance choreographer Debbie Allen, how do you not come out of the womb singing and dancing? The beautiful, self-described "big-eyed chick" Condola Rashad couldn't avoid taking advantage of the talent that came partially as a gift -- and the rest from her own hard work and dedication. After a role in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias and a run in the hit Broadway play The Trip to Bountiful, Rashad has moved on to a bigger, brighter role as Juliet in the Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which has been updated to include a theme of racial intolerance. With this new gig -- opposite actor Orlando Bloom -- we bet that this young star's career will indeed be bountiful.