Lisa Bonet

Actor, Music video director, Lyricist
A favorite with family audiences for her turn as the outspoken Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992), Lisa Bonet was an Emmy-nominated actress who used the popular series to launch herself into feature ... Read more »
Born: 11/16/1967 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Cotton 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Road to Paloma 2014 (Movie)

Magdalena (Actor)

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

Queenie (Actor)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

Marie De Salle (Actor)

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Rachel Banks (Actor)

Dead Connection 1994 (Movie)

Catherine Briggs (Actor)

Bank Robber 1993 (Movie)

Priscilla (Actor)

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Bother Voting? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Different World 1984 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1984 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

Epiphany Proudfoot (Actor)

Don't Touch 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Copy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

New Eden (TV Show)

Actor

New Girl (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lathe of Heaven (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A favorite with family audiences for her turn as the outspoken Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992), Lisa Bonet was an Emmy-nominated actress who used the popular series to launch herself into feature films. After departing the "Cosby Show," amidst some controversy, she attempted to distance herself from her clean-cut all-American character by appearing in Alan Parker's voodoo thriller "Angel Heart" (1987), which gained attention for her participation in a graphic sex scene with star Mickey Rourke. The gambit failed to develop a film career for Bonet, and by 1987, she was back on television and working for Cosby, who had developed the clean-cut sitcom "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993). But a romance with rocker Lenny Kravitz resulted in a child, which forced her to depart the series after its debut season. Her subsequent marriage to Kravitz failed in 1993, and she spent much of the next decade in direct-to-video releases and TV guest spots, trying to get a foothold in the industry yet again. Bonet's career began to reignite at the turn of the new millennium with supporting roles in major features like "Enemy of the State" (1998), "High Fidelity" (2000) and "Biker Boyz" (2003). But it was in 2008, when she made a welcome return to television as the love interest to Jason O'Mara's time-traveling cop in the American version of "Life on Mars" (ABC, 2008) that those who had loved her as a Cosby kid could once again see why her ethereal beauty and quiet strength had struck a chord in viewers over 20 years before.

Relationships

Allen Boney

Father
Half-black, half-Cheroke separated from Bonet's mother in December 1968 remarried

Arlene Boney

Mother
Caucasian/Jewish separated from Bonet's father in December 1968 died of ovarian cancer in 1999 at age 59

Brian Kest

Companion
Previously dated after her relationship with Kravitz ended no longer together

Zoe Kravitz Actor

Daughter
Born December 1, 1988 father, Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz Actor

Ex-Husband

Lenny Kravitz

Husband
Son of actress Roxie Roker and news producer Sy Kravitz eloped in Las Vegas on her her 20th birthday in 1987 separated in March 1991 filed for divorce April 13, 1993

Jason Momoa Actor

Husband
Began dating 2006 Married Nov. 15, 2007

Lola Momoa

Daughter
Born July 23, 2007 father, Jason Momoa

Nakoa-Wolf Momoa

Son
Born December 15, 2008 father, Jason Momoa

EDUCATION

Celluloid Actor's Studio

North Hollywood , California

Reseda High School

Reseda , California

Milestones

2008

Joined the cast of ABC's "Life on Mars" playing Jason O'Mara's present-day girlfriend

2006

Co-starred in the ensemble film "Whitepaddy"

2003

Portrayed Queenie in the action feature "Biker Boyz"

2000

Cast as a singer and former girlfriend of John Cusack's character in "High Fidelity"

1998

Played a supporting role in the feature "Enemy of the State"

1995

Featured in the sci-fi channel TV-movie "New Eden"

1991

Directed the music video "Whatever It Takes" for Gardner Cole

1988

Appeared nude on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

1987

Reprised role of Denise Huxtable in the the spin-off series "A Different World" (NBC); left after one season and returned to "The Cosby Show" (NBC); series continued without her until 1993

1987

Feature film debut in the controversial film "Angel Heart" playing Epiphany Proudfoot opposite Mickey Rourke

1984

Breakthrough role as Denise Huxtable on popular NBC sitcom, "The Cosby Show"; left briefly to star in the spin-off series

Began acting when she was 11 years old

Bonus Trivia

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Lisa Bonet changed her name legally in 1995 to Lilakoi Moon, deciding to continue using her birth name on the productions she participated in.

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A hip-hop album dedicated to Lisa Bonet called Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet was created by Slug (from Atmosphere) and MURS and produced by Ant (also from Atmosphere) and was released on July 12, 2005.

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On the paparazzi's interest her family: "It feels like you're being stalked," she says. "As a shy person, that type of attention coming at me violates something. I don't like that it's expected to come with the territory." - Bonet quoted to People magazine, Nov. 06, 2008

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