Who Is Sonal Chappelle? About Dave Chappelle’s Daughter

Sonal Chappelle

Sonal Chappelle is born to celebrity parents and she is having more fun than struggles as being born to celebrity parents has its own perks and challenges. She is the daughter of a famous American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, namely Dave Chappelle.

Sonal is the youngest member of the family and is currently focused on her studies. She has already a minor appearance in the film A Star is Born, alongside her father recently in 2018. Will she follow in her father’s footsteps? Unfortunately, she has not revealed her future plans as a professional yet.

Sonal has a great relationship with her family members. She is particularly close to her father and siblings. Are you interested to learn more about her life, career, and relationship? If you are interested to know the answer to these questions, you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about her in this article. So, let’s begin.

Sonal Chappelle is still in her adolescence

Sonal Chappelle was born in the year 2009 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, United States. Her birth name is Sanna Chappelle and she is the daughter of Dave Chapelle and his wife Elaine Mendoza Erfe. She is of mixed ancestry as her mother is of Filipino descent whereas her father is of African-American descent.

Additionally, she has two elder brothers namely, Sulayman Chappelle and Ibrahim Chappelle. She shares a great relationship with her elder brothers. Sonal is still in her adolescence as she is just 13 years old. She has a beautiful pair of large brown eyes, a big smile, and lovely curly hair.

Talking about her education, she is receiving high-quality education and doing great in her studies. Unfortunately, the details about her school haven’t been revealed yet but it is believed to be located in Ohio.

Sonal follows Muslim as her religion

Interestingly, all the members of Sonal’s family follow Muslims as their religion except for her mother. Initially, Dave was born a Christian but converted to Islam shortly before his marriage in 1991.

Additionally, Sonal’s birth name Sanna means “to shine” in Arabic. Her father has been following the religion for over three decades now. However, he doesn’t talk about religion all the time as he doesn’t want people to associate his flaws with his religion.

Dave 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.”

Moreover, Sonal is not a very conventional Muslim as she wears all kinds of dressed and does not necessarily wear hijabs or niqabs. Her father is also not a very traditional Muslim and he has avoided including sexual, radial, and political material in his writing as a comedian.

Making her debut in the movie “A Star is Born”

Sonal Chappelle with dave

Even though Sonal is just an adolescent, she has already made her debut as a child actress in the movie “A Star is Born”. She seems to be inclined toward movies and the glamour industry as she is the daughter of an actor–father.

Sonal has already experienced the feeling of being in front of the camera and she has also made appearances in several celebrity events and shows. she has appeared alongside her parents at The John F. Kennedy Center back on the 18th of October, 2015. Additionally, she has also made an appearance on television in Kids Talk Trump on Saturday Night Live (SNL).

She was asked about what she had heard about Trump on the show. However, she had a hilarious answer to the question, 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.”

Sonal’s grandparents are well-known individuals

If you are a fan of Dave Chappelle then you must know that his parents are well-known individuals. Sonal’s grandmother is a professor of African and American studies and government administration in the United States. Additionally, she also earned a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in 1959.

Her name is Yvonne Seon and she was the first African American woman to be ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1981. She worked for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. Moreover, she has also worked as a professor and university administrator at various universities including Wright State University and Prince George’s Community College.

Sonal’s grandfather namely, William David Chappelle III, was an American professor of music and civil rights organizer in Ohio. He joined Brown University, and then he received a Bachelor of Arts in music from Antioch College. He also served in the United States Army for four years and played clarinetist in the service. Later, he became a faculty member in the Co-op Department after moving to Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1967.

He also became a professor in the music department, where he mainly taught vocal performance. In addition to that, he also served as the served terms both as Dean of Students and as Dean of Community Services.

Sonal’s parents have been together for decades

The untold truth of Dave Chappelle's Wife- Elaine Chappelle

Sonal’s parents Dave and Elaine are leading a beautiful relationship despite coming from different ethnic groups. The couple decided to get married in the year 2001. They have been together ever since and it is believed that the two had met each other for the first time in New York City, a while before they finally decided to tie the knot.

Over the years, they have shared a fair deal of ups and downs in life. However, they have managed to have a great relationship for decades. Elaine has been a very supportive wife and has been on her husband’s side on every occasion.

The couple has been spotted together numerous times in public. They were even present together at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize. Additionally, the two were once again spotted recently at the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in 2018.

Into the life of Sonal Chappelle

Sonal is regarded as a princess by her father Fae and she’s the only person about whom he never cracks a joke. Currently, she is living together with her parents and her elder brother on a beautiful 65-acre farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio. It is a peaceful and family-friendly town that attracts lots of visitors with its colorful downtown and stunning natural surroundings.

Her parents prefer to keep her personal life away from the prying eyes of the media. They are living a close family life and they never have public tantrums. The couple is raising their children together to be similar-minded and keeping their private lives away from the public. Both of their sons have decided to not be involved in show business and are following their own careers.

Yellow Springs is filled with many famous people such as journalists, actors, comedians, radio personalities, activists, and TV show hosts. Lots of millionaires dream of living in that place but Sonal has it all. It is also revealed that her father had purposefully brought his entire family there because people in Ohio do not regard him as a celebrity.

He said, “I’ll be reminded that I’m a celebrity here, but I don’t think about it at all until somebody asks me for a selfie or something. It won’t even occur to me that this is what it is… It’s almost like a reserve where they’ll let me run freely. I’m a protected commodity.”

Surprisingly, Dave reportedly walked out of a $50 million deal to run his Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. He also had a conversation with USA Today where 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.”

Sonal’s parents are trying their best to shield their children from celebrities as they believe that it is the best way to raise their children. Even though Sonal is an aspiring actress, she is yet to decide what she wants to do in the future. However, she is living a beautiful and happy life with her parents. She also owns a cat named Pussy.

Sonal’s net worth and her presence on social media

As mentioned earlier, she is just 13 years old so she must be focusing on her studies rather than earning money. However, she is born into a rich family and is currently living a happy, lavish, and comfortable lifestyle.

However, her father is world-famous for his comedy. Dave has been doing standup comedy for more than two decades now. So, he has managed to earn a lot of money from his career. Dave’s net worth is more than $50 Million. Right now, Dave has signed a million-dollar contract to a comedy show on Netflix.  So, his actual net worth is around $60 million.

Unfortunately, Sonal is not available;e on any social media platforms. It seems that her parents want her to keep her private life away from the public. But, her father is very much active on social media.

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