Bonjou! 8 Famous Folks You Might Not Have Known Were Creole

May 10, 2012  |  
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Sabrina Le Beauf

The last name is probably a dead giveaway, but the chick who played Sondra Huxtable is a woman of Louisiana Creole heritage. The owner of her own interior design business, Le Beauf has talked about being Creole in the past, and how her unique look had her worried she wouldn’t be able to get the acting roles she was seeking: “African-Americans who look like me didn’t really exist in the casting pool,” she says. But at Yale, where Angela Bassett was a classmate, she says she got inspired to keep acting. Good move!

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