Lenny Kravitz

A rock singer-songwriter whose multicultural background matched his effortless blending of music genres, Lenny Kravitz incorporated elements of soul, funk, R&B, glam, Motown and rock-n-roll to create a sound of his very ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1964 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

America's Got Talent 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Little Rootie Tootie 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Looking Back on Love 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2003 - 2004, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Chris Rock Show 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

James Hollaway (Actor)

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

Cinna (Actor)

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

Cinna (Actor)

Entourage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Precious 2009 (Movie)

Nurse John (Actor)

Control Room Presents 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

NFL Opening Kickoff 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pepsi Smash 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2001: The Year in Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Radio Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 News Special: Listening to America 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Pop Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

David Blaine: Frozen in Time 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Road Home 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

When Hate Goes Pop 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

of Newborn Baby (Voice)

Independence Day Concert 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer Preview '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The BRIT Awards '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's Dawn of the Decade House Party 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Being Mick (TV Show)

Actor
Music (34)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

("You And I Ain't Nothin' No More") (Song)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

("It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over") (Song Performer)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

("It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over") (Song)

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

("Come On Get It") (Song Performer)

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

("Come On Get It") (Song)

Precious 2009 (Movie)

("Do It") (Song Performer)

Precious 2009 (Movie)

("Do It") (Song)

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

("Love Revolution") (Song Performer)

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

("Love Revolution") (Song)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

("Real Girl") (Song)

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Show Me Your Soul") (Song)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Show Me Your Soul") (Music Producer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Show Me Your Soul") (Song Performer)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

("God Gave Me Everything") (Song)

Blue Crush 2002 (Movie)

("If I Could Fall In Love") (Song Performer)

Blue Crush 2002 (Movie)

("If I Could Fall In Love") (Song)

Target Stars on Ice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

song arranger/producer & performer("American Woman") (Song)

Go 1999 (Movie)

("Always On the Run") (Song Performer)

Go 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

("This World is Something New to Me") (Song Performer)

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

("Always on the Run") (Song Performer)

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

("Where Are You Now?") (Song)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

("Are You Gonna Go My Way") (Song)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

("Line Up") (Song)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

("Are You Going My Way") (Song Performer)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

("Spinning Around Over You") (Song Performer)

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Boxing Helena 1993 (Movie)

("It Ain't Over Till It's Over") (Song Performer)

Boxing Helena 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

("It Ain't Over Till It's Over") (Song)

Biography

A rock singer-songwriter whose multicultural background matched his effortless blending of music genres, Lenny Kravitz incorporated elements of soul, funk, R&B, glam, Motown and rock-n-roll to create a sound of his very own. Briefly known as "Romeo Blue," Kravitz achieved notoriety for his elopement with "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) actress Lisa Bonet, but their union ultimately inspired his music at the peak of his musical fame. He recorded a string of successful albums, including 1989's Let Love Rule, 1991's Mama Said, 1993's Are You Gonna Go My Way, 2001's Lenny and 2011's Black and White America, as well as scored several hit singles, including "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," "Are You Gonna Go My Way," "Fly Away," and "Lady." Accruing multiple Grammys, a global reputation as a style icon and an illustrious career as a producer, songwriter and musician-for-hire, the cooler-than-cool Kravitz also notched acclaimed screen roles in "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" (2008) and "The Hunger Games" (2012). A virtuoso in the style of Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz became one of the modern era's great rock stars on the strength of his supreme talent and vintage-but-modern, new-Bohemian ethos.

Relationships

Lisa Bonet Actor

Ex-Wife

Kate Hudson Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in the late 90s

Nicole Kidman Actor

Companion
Began dating in early 2003 Couple split in January 2004 when Kravitz was photographed with another woman Rumored to have been briefly engaged

Sy Kravitz

Father

Zoe Kravitz Actor

Child
Born December 1, 1988 mother, Lisa Bonet

Roxie Roker Actor

Mother

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills High School

1982

Milestones

2012

Landed the role of Cinna, Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) creative stylist in the feature film adaptation of "The Hunger Games"

2011

Released his ninth album "Black and White America"

2009

Received critical praise for his feature acting debut as Nurse John, the title character's friend, in the film adaptation of Sapphire's novel "Precious"

2000

Landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with his "Greatest Hits" album

1999

Recorded a cover of The Guess Who's No. 1 single "American Woman" for the "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" soundtrack

1998

Made his first foray into acting by contributing his voice in the animated feature "The Rugrats Movie"

1998

Released the Grammy Award-winning album "5"

1995

Released his fourth studio album "Circus"

1993

Gained international fame for his third album "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and the hit title track

1991

Released his second album "Mama Said," which included Kravitz' breakout single "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over"

1990

Co-wrote (with Ingrid Chavez) and produced the song "Justify My Love" for Madonna

1989

Released his debut album "Let Love Rule"

1979

Moved out of his parents' house at 15 and lived on the streets; briefly took up residence at singer Teena Marie's home

1974

Moved to Los Angeles, CA after his mother landed a role on "The Jeffersons" (CBS)

Sang with the California Boys Choir for three years

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