Who is Condola Rashad? Why is she famous?
Fans of the drama series “Billions” are certainly familiar with the character of Kate Sacker, an Assistant United States Attorney in the district of New York, the most valuable member of Bryan Connerty’s team. The actress who played this role, Condola Rashad, has 20 more acting credits to her name, however, this role brought her recognition.
When it comes to her movie roles, she starred in the 2017 drama “Bikini Moon”, which followed the story of a charismatic but mentally unstable woman, who captured the attention of a documentary film crew. The critics rated this movie as ‘a documentary about a fairytale’, and it was nominated for Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.
Early life, family, and education
Born Condola Phylea Rashad under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 11 December 1986, in New York City USA, she holds American nationality and comes from a family of African-American descent. She is the only child of Phylicia Rashad, an actress, and singer, and Ahmad Rashad -born Robert Earl Moore, who he changed his name after converting to Islam – a sportscaster and a former professional football player.
Condola has six older half-siblings; through her mother she has a half-brother named William Lancelot Bowles III, while her father had five children before Condola was born.
Geoffery Simmons, his first son, was adopted when he was born in 1967, and when he turned 18, he contacted his father. Keva, Ahmad’s first daughter, was born in 1970 to his first wife, Diedre Waters, then in the same year had a son named Sean with another woman. Ahmad married for the second time in 1976, and from that marriage came his daughter Maiyisha, born in 1976, and his third son, Ahmad Junior, born two years later.
Condola’s parents married in 1985 and divorced in 2001.
When it comes to Condola’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2004, enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 2008.
Roles in series
Condola made her acting debut aged five in an episode of the series “Ghostwriter” in 1994, although her role was uncredited. In 2009, she made an appearance as Mary Bennett in an episode of the series “The Good Wife”, followed by her role as Khadra in two episodes of the series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2010.
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Two years later, Condola was seen as Eva Halden in two episodes of the series “Submissions Only”. Concurrently, she was cast to play Cynthia Moran in “Smash”, a musical drama that followed the story of a team who prepares a Broadway musical based on the life of the famous actress, Marilyn Monroe. The series had 28 award nominations and won nine, including one Primetime Emmy.
Next, Condola guest-starred as Melinda Young in a 2014 episode of the series “Elementary”, before she was cast to play her most notable television role to date, in “Billions”. From 2016 through 2022, she was seen in 72 episodes of this drama, also starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and Maggie Siff, which had 19 award nominations and won one.
Concurrently, Condola was heard as Meghan Markle in the 2021 animated comedy series “The Prince”, also starring Orlando Bloom, Alan Cumming and Frances de la Tour.
Roles in movies
Condola made her big-screen debut as Meghan in the 2010 romantic comedy-drama “Sex and the City 2”, which followed the famous New York City girls Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha on their trip to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In the following year, Condola was seen in the TV movie “Georgetown”. She returned on the big screen as The Virgin-Julie in the 2012 romantic comedy “30 Beats”, which was her first lead role, then later that year, she starred opposite Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard in the TV movie “Steel Magnolias”, which had 21 award nominations, including one for Primetime Emmy, and won four.
In 2014, Condola was cast to play Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”, starring opposite Orlando Bloom in this modern adaptation of the timeless classic by William Shakespeare. It was a Broadway stage production broadcast in movie theaters, which was nominated for two Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Awards (Best Production, and Best Costume Design).
Two years later, Condola was seen as Sharon in the mystery drama “Complete Unknown”, written and directed by Joshua Marston, which was nominated for the Golden Trailer Award. Later in 2016, Condola was cast to play Bree in “Money Monster”, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
As mentioned, she starred in the 2017 movie “Bikini Moon”, followed by her role as Gina Pearson in “Come Sunday” in 2018. Condola’s most recent movie role was her portrayal of Laura in the 2019 comedy-drama “Good Posture”, which followed the story of a beautiful but lazy young woman who used men to make her life easier; the movie had no nominations, but the audience loved the storyline and the characters.
Love life and husband
There have been rumors that Condola is in a secret relationship with one of her “Billion” co-stars, and has now decided to reveal the truth about her love life.
Sometime in 2016, she began posting photos of herself and her boyfriend, Sebastian Vallentin Stenhøj, an actor perhaps known best for his role as Colin Renfield in “Grey’s Anatomy”’ they’ve been dating since 2014.
On New Year’s Eve in 2020, she shared with her Instagram followers that Sebastian proposed to her and that she’d said ‘yes’. They were on vacation in Mexico when during a boat ride, Sebastian asked Condola the famous question.
As of late 2022, the couple hasn’t announced a wedding date, but they are still together.
Age, appearance, and net worth
Condola is 36 years old. She has long, black curly hair and dark brown eyes. If you’ve wondered how tall she is, Condola stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.72m) and weighs around 145lbs (65kgs), with vital statistics of 36-24-36.
When it comes to her wealth, thanks to her acting talent, Condola has earned a decent amount of money for herself. According to sources, as of December 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.