Sabrina Le Beauf

Active - 1984 - 2004  |   Born - Mar 21, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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Actress Sabrina Le Beauf is probably best known to audiences as eldest daughter Sondra on the classic sitcom The Cosby Show. The New Orleans native grew up in California, and later obtained a BA in Theatre Arts from UCLA and an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama before being cast on The Cosby Show in 1984. Le Beauf would portray the Huxtable's adult daughter, but was only 10 years younger than Phylicia Rashad, who played her mother. After the series ended its run in 1992, Le Beauf returned to UCLA and studied interior design. She subsequently started her own business, while continuing to work in TV, making occasional appearances on shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation and Fatherhood.

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  • Born in New Orleans but raised in Los Angeles.
  • Was a classmate of Angela Bassett's at Yale University's School of Drama. 
  • Trained in Shakespearean theater; first professional acting gig was in a play in New York City. 
  • Her big break came in 1984 when she auditioned for and won the role of Sondra Huxtable on The Cosby Show; Whitney Houston had also tried out for the part. 
  • Enrolled in UCLA's interior-design program in 1993; has her own interior-design business.  
  • In 2000, appeared in The Diva Daughters DuPree at the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles.