When Phylicia and Ahmad Rashad’s daughter Condola Rashad learned that a character on “Insecure” shared her name, she thought it was just a coincidence.
Condola Rashad said she found out that her name was used after hearing Issa Rae talk about it on Instagram in early May.
“I had known that this character existed and I think sometimes it just takes me a while to put things together,” Condola Rashad said around the 16:43 mark of an interview with Essence that took place on Monday, May 11.
Rae explained the showrunner Prentice Penny had a fondness for Phylicia Rashad when she played Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” many years ago, which led to the name Elmore’s character received.
The real Condola Rashad made a name for herself on the acting stage in plays like “Ruined,” and received Tony Award nominations after being in Broadway plays “Stick Fly,” “The Trip to Bountiful” and “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”