Who Is Sonal Chappelle? Inside The Life of Dave Chappelle’s Daughter

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Who Is Sonal Chappelle? Inside The Life of Dave Chappelle’s Daughter

Being born to celebrity parents has its own perks and challenges. In the case of Sonal Chappelle, it looks like she is having more fun than a struggle. In case you don’t know, Sonal Chappelle is the daughter of popular American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Dave Chappelle.

The youngest in the family Sonal is still a kid and has her major focus on her studies. However, just recently in 2018, she made a minor appearance in the film A Star is Born, alongside her father. That said, she has not yet revealed her future plans as a professional.

Besides, when it comes to her relationship with family, she is very close to her father and siblings as well. Here, let’s find out in detail about her career, relationships, and a lot more interesting facts.

Sonal Chappelle Was Born To Inter-Racial Parents

The beautiful Sonal Chappelle was born as Sanaa Chappelle in 2009, in Yellow Springs, Ohio USA. While her father is an African-American, her mother Elaine Mendoza Erfe is a Filipino descendent.

Sonal also has two elder brothers namely Sulayman Chappelle, Ibrahim Chappelle. Needless to say, all three siblings share a great bonding.

Sonal With Her Parents And Siblings
Sonal With Her Parents and Siblings

Talking about her education, she is still in school and is apparently doing great in her studies.

She Is a Practicing Muslim

It may sound pretty interesting but Sonal and all the members of the family apart from her mother Elaine are practicing Muslims. Though Dave was born a Christian, he converted to Islam in 1991, shortly before her marriage.

He has since been following the religion, but he doesn’t talk about the religion all the time as he doesn’t want people to associate his flaws with the beautiful religion. He said,

I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing

That said, Sonal is not a very conventional Muslim. She wears all kinds of dresses and does not necessarily wear hijabs or niqabs.

Similarly, Sonal’s father Dave is also not very traditional but as a comedian, he has avoided including sexual, radial, and political material in his writing.

Sonal Chappelle Career

As we mentioned earlier, Sonal is still a school-going kid. However, as a daughter of an actor-father, she seems to have an inclination towards movies & the glamour industry.

Sonal has already made her debut as a child actress in the movie A Star is Born. While she has already experienced the feeling of being in front of the camera, she also makes appearances in several celebrity events and shows.

Sonal Chappelle Starred in A Star is Born in 2018
Sonal Chappelle Starred in A Star is Born in 2018

Back on October 18, 2015, she appeared along with her parents at The John F. Kennedy Center. Further, she has also already made an appearance on TV in Kids Talk Trump on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Well, she came out with a hilarious answer when asked about what she had heard about Trump. She said,

He unleased racism and xenophobia. We now must return to the dark ages of white presidents. Also, my dad said that Donald Trump will stop and frisk my cat. We have a black cat.

Her Parents Are Married For Decade

Despite coming from a different ethnic background, Sonal’s father and mother are leading a beautiful relationship. Dave and his wife Elaine married in 2001 and have been together ever since. The duo first met in New York City, a while before they finally decided to tie the knot.

11 years old Sonal With Her Parents At The John F. Kennedy Center on October 18, 2015
11 years old Sonal With Her Parents At The John F. Kennedy Center on October 18, 2015

The husband and wife share a great relationship and have been together in every up and down. As a wife, Elaine also has been beside Dave on every occasion. They have been spotted together a number of times, including at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize.

Further, recently in 2018, they were seen at the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center.

Sonal Chappelle Lives With Her Parents In Ohio

Sonal and her parents seem to be very content as a family. Dave also with his two sons Sulayman and Ibrahim and a daughter Sonal live in a beautiful 65-acre farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

It might come out as a shock, but Dave reportedly walked out of a $50 million deal to run his Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. Further, during one of his conversations with USA Today, he said,

I used to be cable’s hottest star and now I’m just a Yellow Springs guy. Turns out you don’t need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you. You guys are the best neighbors ever. … That’s why I came back and that’s why I’m staying.

Well, as of 2020, Sonal has been living a beautiful life along with her parents, and she seems pretty happy.

She Is Not On Social Media

Unlike her parents, Sonal Chappelle is not on any social media platforms. It looks like she does not enjoy being on socials. That said, we would love to see her on socials.