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Sabrina Le Beauf Birthday and Biography

Born:  March 21, 1958

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Zodiac Sign:  Pisces

Sabrina Marie Le Beauf is an American actress best known for portraying Sondra Huxtable on the NBC situation comedy The Cosby Show.

She has voiced the character Norma Bindlebeep on the Nick at Nite animated series Fatherhood, a show based on Bill Cosby's book.

In 1984, Le Beauf auditioned for the role of eldest Huxtable daughter Sondra role on The Cosby Show.

Twenty-six years old at the time of her audition, she was considered too old to play one of the children, being only ten years younger than Phylicia Rashad, the actress who played her mother, Clair Huxtable.

Pop singer Whitney Houston also auditioned for the same part but refused to sign the contract as she wanted to become a singer.

Her refusal to sign the contract, which would bind her to the show and put a singing career on the back burner, forced the producers to give the role to Le Beauf.

Sabrina went on to play Sondra Huxtable for all eight seasons of The Cosby Show, from 1984 through the series' end in 1992.

Sondra, a Princeton graduate that went on to marry and start a family of her own, was a popular character on the show; in 1988, 50 million viewers tuned in to watch Sondra give birth to twins named Winnie and Nelson in honor of Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

During her time on The Cosby Show, Le Beauf also appeared in the series Hotel and the TV movie Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder.

She also had brief appearances as bridge officer Ensign Giusti on two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and on the comedy The Sinbad Show.

Le Beauf also continued her work in the theater, starring as Rosalind in a production of Shakespeare's as You Like It.

Currently, Le Beauf is a frequent leading lady performing with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. She recently portrayed Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew with the Company in D.C. Le Beauf also appeared in the off-Broadway play “LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE” that ran from 2009 to 2012.


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