Remember 'Sondra' from 'The Cosby Show'? She Just Turned 61 and Has a Very Different Career
Sabrina Le Beauf is better known for her role as Sondra, the eldest daughter of the Huxtable family in the ‘80s sitcom "The Cosby Show." After the end of the show, Sabrina decided to pursue another career, and these days she’s pretty successful in her field.
She just celebrated her 61st birthday in March, but Sabrina Le Beauf is looking stunning these days. It seems like doing what she’s passionate about has given her a young spirit.
She has kept a low profile for most of her life after "The Cosby Show." However, she still takes the stage to act occasionally.
It's that time, again. Already?!! Thank you Patti for the beautiful and delicious cake from T Komoda Bakery in Makawao. Let's celebrate! pic.twitter.com/BO9vTMwsS4— Sabrina LeBeauf (@SabrinaLeBeauf) March 21, 2018
Sabrina, a graduate from the Yale School of Drama that shared classrooms with Angela Bassett back in the day, was actually only nine years younger than Phylicia Rashad. He gave life to her character’s mother on the show.
An interesting fact that many people don't know is that Whitney Houston was also auditioning for the role of Sondra. In the end, Sabrina’s acting skills won.
Kula and Lavender. Doesn't get better than that! pic.twitter.com/lgWUD1RaCs— Sabrina LeBeauf (@SabrinaLeBeauf) September 29, 2013
After the end of the successful show in 1992, Le Beauf decided that even though she loved acting, she wanted to specialize in something else just to secure her future. So, following her other passion, she enrolled in an interior design program at UCLA and began designing homes for well-off clients.
In an interview she did for People magazine some years ago, she explained how important it was for her to start an interior design business:
"Whatever part of the brain and the heart that acting feeds in me, the design does the same thing. You walk into an empty home and little by little you put it together and it comes to life, just the way you build a character. Once it’s there and people really like it, it’s the same as the applause you get as an actor."
Maui birthday girl, lovin' life. Thanks to everybody for making it a great day! pic.twitter.com/dOkNCkkQlC— Sabrina LeBeauf (@SabrinaLeBeauf) March 22, 2017
Sabrina is aware of the importance that TV series like “The Cosby Show” had in the African American community back in the day, and after all these years she’s proud of being part of that legacy, as she expressed:
"Even though we were a black family, everyone, despite their race, could relate to us. People needed it, they wanted it, they were ready for it. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to be on that show."
These days, aside from her interior design business, sometimes Sabrina takes the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, proving that being an actor doesn’t require to be in front of the cameras.