The Cosby Show's 30th Anniversary: Where Are the Huxtables Now?
Three decades ago the world was introduced to the glory of Cosby sweaters and Huxtable humor. This month, The Cosby Show is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It's been too long since we checked up on Dr. Cliff and his adorable family, so we decided to find out what the Cosby cast is up to today. Needless to say, the Huxtable kids aren't youngsters anymore – even little Olivia.
Cosby Role: Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable
Where Are They Now: The titular man of The Cosby Show has kept busy with TV appearances, commercials and comedy since the program's series finale in 1992. Cosby, a biography about the comedian written by Mark Whitaker in 2014, has recently landed the actor back in the headlines.
Cosby Role: Clair Hanks Huxtable
Where Are They Now: Cosby's stunning and sassy matriarch has stayed in the television business, making appearances in Psych, Do No Harm and The Cleveland Show over the past several years. Rashad has also continued acting on stage, and recently began directing theater performances. In 2014, she directed a revival of August Wilson's Fences in Princeton, New Jersey, and received positive reviews.
Cosby Role: Theodore "Theo" Huxtable
Where Are They Now: Since The Cosby Show ended, Warner has directed music videos and TV episodes, released two albums and worked on his performance poetry. But even with all these different hats, the actor formerly known as Theo Huxtable has still continued to act on TV. Some of his most recent credits include Community and Reed Between the Lines.
Cosby Role: Denise Huxtable
Where Are They Now: Shortly after Cosby ended, Bonet spilt with her rocker husband Lenny Kravitz (with whom she had daughter Zoe Kravitz, now 25). In 2005, she found love once again with Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa. The pair married in 2007 and welcomed daughter Lola the same year. Professionally, Bonet has stayed busy with roles in The Red Road and Life on Mars.
Cosby Role: Vanessa Huxtable
Where Are They Now: The success of The Cosby Show led Bledsoe to her own daytime talk show, The Tempestt Bledsoe Show, in 1995, which lasted until 1996. The actress has continued on the reality-TV path, appearing in Clean House, Celebrity Fit Club and Househusbands of Hollywood.
KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM
Cosby Role: Rudy Huxtable
Where Are They Now: Like Bledsoe, Pulliam found a home on reality TV. The Cosby kid won a celebrity version of both Fear Factor and The Weakest Link. She also participated in Celebrity Mole 2: Yucatan and 2013's Splash. Pulliam has continued to appear in scripted television as well, with a recurring role in Tyler Perry's show House of Payne.
Cosby Role: Olivia Kendall
Where Are They Now: The youngest member of the Cosby cast may be the busiest of the bunch. Symoné has gone on to star in numerous TV shows and films, including the hit Disney Channel series That's So Raven and the channel's successful Cheetah Girls franchise. If that wasn't enough, Symoné has also released four studio albums and made her Broadway debut since saying goodbye to the Huxtables.
SABRINA LE BEAUF
Cosby Role: Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux
Where Are They Now: While Le Beauf has continued to do some work on television, Shakespeare turned out to be the actress's true calling. Le Beauf has routinely appeared in performances put on by the Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C.
Cosby Role: Elvin Tibideaux
Where Are They Now: Owens has been popping up in surprising places on TV. The actor has made two guest appearances on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, first as a Donovan McNabb impostor and then a fake Tiger Woods. Most recently, Owens played a small role on HBO's The Leftovers. Like his TV wife Le Beauf, Owens has also done work with the Shakespeare Theatre Company.