Who Is Lisa Bonet?
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Lisa Michelle Bonet, also known as Lilakoi Moon, is an American actress. She is known for her role as Denise Huxtable on the classic NBC show The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992. The show has also produced a spin-off.
Career Focus: Acting
Popular Works: [Television] The Cosby Show (1984-1991, NBC), St. Elsewhere (1982-1988, NBC), A Different World (1987-1993), New Eden (1994, TV movie), Lathe Of Heaven (2002, TV movie), Life On Mars (2008-2009, ABC), Drunk History (2013-Present, Comedy Central), New Girl (2011-2018, Fox), Girls (2011-2017, HBO), Ray Donovan (2013-Present, Showtime) [Films] Angel Heart (1987, Alan Parker), Enemy Of The State (1998, Tony Scott), High Fidelity (2000, Stephen Frears), Biker Boyz (2003, Reggie Rock Blythewood), Road to Paloma (2013, Jason Momoa)
Date of Birth: 16-11-1967
Current State & Country: Los Angeles, California, USA
Home State & Country: San Francisco, California, USA
Weight: 116 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $14,000,000
Educational Credentials: Birmingham High School, Celluloid Actor’s Studio
Bonet’s body measurements are 32-23-31 inches. She has dark hair and dark brown eyes. She has also been nominated for several awards thanks to her portrayal of Denise Huxtable, including a 1988 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In the same year, she won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures, thanks to her role in Angel Heart. Bonet has directed two music videos: One for Tony! Toni! Tone!’s song ‘It Never Rains (In Southern California)’, and one for her former partner Lenny Kravitz’s song, ‘Stand By My Woman’.
Career History of Lisa Bonet
Bonet started out by participating in beauty pageants, and making guest appearances on television shows when she was a little girl. Then in her teens, Bonet landed the role of Denise Huxtable in the NBC hit sitcom, The Cosby Show. The Cosby Show revolves around the Huxtable family, an African-American family who resides in Brooklyn, New York. Along with Bonet, the show stars comedian and actor Bill Cosby (as patriarch Cliff Huxtable), Phylicia Rashad, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Sabrina LeBeauf, Tempestt Bledsoe, and Keshia Knight Pulliam. The Cosby Show is frequently credited with popularizing sitcoms and TV shows that have a predominantly African-American cast.
Bonet left The Cosby Show in 1987, and as a result, her character was given a spin-off show called A Different World. This revolved around Denise’s life in college. Bonet also made her first film debut in Alan Parker’s Angel Heart. Bonet left A Different World after one season, then made a brief return to The Cosby Show. in 1991, she left the show for good, but there were rumors that she was fired.
After her success on television, Bonet moved towards straight-to-video releases, and made-for-television movies. She became the host of a 1992 election special called Why Bother Voting?, which targeted youth and teenagers. In 1998, she returned to acting in films by playing a supporting role in the action film Enemy Of The State, starring Will Smith. Then in 2000, she appeared on the film High Fidelity, which was directed by Stephen Frears. Bonet has also played the role of Queenie in the 2003 film, Biker Boyz, which also starred A Different World’s Kadeem Hardison. In 2006, she starred in the film Whitepaddy, alongside Kareem Abdul Jabar, Debra Wilson, Sherilyn Fenn, Hill Harper, and Karen Black. Her last appearance on film was in 2013’s Road to Paloma, which was directed and produced by her husband, with him also playing the lead role.
Personal Life of Lisa Bonet
Bonet was born in San Francisco, California. Her parents are Allen Bonet, an opera singer, and Arlene Litman, a music teacher. Bonet is bi-racial: Her mother is Jewish, while her dad is African-American. She has four siblings. Bonet studied acting at the Celluloid Actor’s School in North Hollywood. In 1995, Bonet legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, although she still goes by her birth name when doing acting jobs and making public appearances.
When she was only 20 years old, Bonet eloped with rock singer Lenny Kravitz in Las Vegas. Bonet recently revealed that the reason why she and Kravitz had a mutual attraction to one another was because they shared similar backgrounds, including the fact that they both had a Jewish parent. Bonet immediately put her trust on Kravitz right away, and the two of them became inseparable. Kravitz and Bonet have a daughter named Zoe Isabella, who was born on December 1988. Zoe has followed her mother’s footsteps and is currently gaining her own fame as an actress. Kravitz and Bonet separated in 1993. It is said that Kravitz’s 1991 hit song, ‘It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over’ is about his relationship with Bonet.
In 2005, Bonet met her current husband, Game of Thrones and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa, at a jazz club in New York. Momoa has admitted that he had been a longtime fan of Bonet, having seen her on TV when he was only eight years old. They married in October 2017. Momoa and Bonet have two kids: A daughter named Lola, born in 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf, in 2008. Momoa is twelve years Bonet’s junior.
Net Worth Of Lisa Bonet
Bonet’s acting stints on the shows St. Elsewhere and The Cosby Show have earned her plenty of cash. At present, her net worth is around $14,000,000. She must have received a huge salary for both shows too (along with The Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World) as they were the biggest shows on television during their air time.
Controversial News on The Life & Career of Lisa Bonet
During the height of her The Cosby Show fame, Bonet set out to do some film projects on the side. One of those was a controversial 1987 film called Angel Heart, which co-starred Mickey Rourke. In the film, Bonet and Rourke engage in some really graphic sex, and this earned the film an X rating. Apart from that, she has also done some racy photoshoots for Rolling Stone magazine and Interview magazine, the latter in which she appeared topless. This reportedly did not sit well with her The Cosby Show castmates, especially Bill Cosby himself. In the show, Cosby plays her character Denise’s dad. This caused her to leave the show and receive her own spin-off, called A Different World. Bonet left the show after one season, when she fell pregnant with Kravitz’s child. After a brief return to The Cosby Show, she soon left amidst plenty of behind-the-scenes drama.
Rumors and Frequently Asked Questions About Lisa Bonet
It’s safe to say that Bonet and Momoa have a rather unconventional marriage – Starting from the fact that Momoa is good friends with Bonet’s ex-partner, Kravitz. Kravitz and Momoa definitely do not have issues with blending their family together – In fact, the two men even own customized friendship rings together.