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Sabrina Le Beauf (born March 21, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sondra Huxtable–Tibideaux 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 of the same name.
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Sabrina Marie LeBeauf
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Sabrina Le Beauf (born March 21, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux 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 of the same name.
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Le Beauf was cast as the eldest Huxtable daughter Sondra on The Cosby Show despite being only 10 years younger than Phylicia Rashād, the actress who played her mother, Clair Huxtable. Pop singer Whitney Houston also auditioned for the same part, but Le Beauf's theater experience won her the role.
The character of Sondra did not appear in The Cosby Show's original pilot. The family at that point consisted of four children, with Denise Huxtable, played by Lisa Bonet, as the eldest. The producers decided to add Sondra because Bill Cosby also had five children and also because they wanted to show an offspring in college as a result of a strong family upbringing. With the addition of Sondra, Theo became the middle child. The character's first appearance was in the Season 1 episode "Bonjour, Sondra." Sondra was known for her philosophical statements and intelligence, traits she displayed as an undergraduate at Princeton University.
Le Beauf is a frequent leading lady performing with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. She recently portrayed Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew with the Company in DC.
Le Beauf also appeared on two episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Gambit, Parts I & II" as Ensign Giusti.
Le Beauf is a graduate of UCLA and Yale School of Drama and has her own interior design business. She also attended St. Matthias Catholic Girls High School in Huntington Park, California, before it moved to the campus of Piux X High School in Downey, California.
Le Beauf is of Louisiana Creole descent.