Who is Lisa Bonet?
Lisa Michelle Bonet (born November 16, 1967) is a film and television actress from the United States. Professionally, she is known as Lisa Bonet.
Bonet is well-known for her role as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show (1984–1992), for which she received critical acclaim and several honors, including a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986. Bonet also appeared as Denise in the spinoff series A Different World (1987–1993).
Lisa Bonet bio
Allen Bonet, an opera singer of African-American lineage from Texas, and Arlene Joyce Litman, a schoolteacher of Jewish ancestry, welcomed Lisa Michelle Bonet into the world on November 16, 1967 in San Francisco, California.
By her father’s union with Deborah Church, she has two half-brothers and five half-sisters, among them singer Kadhja Bonet. Bonet completed her high school education at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California, and then pursued acting training at the Celluloid Actors Studio in North Hollywood.
Lisa Bonet career
Bonet obtained the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, the second-oldest child of the parents played by Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad, after participating in beauty contests and making guest appearances on television series as a youngster. She took a brief hiatus from The Cosby Show in 1987 to play the lead role in the spin-off series A Different World, which followed Denise as she attended college. Bonet, who was 19 at the time, costarred with Mickey Rourke in the movie Angel Heart as Epiphany Proudfoot, a 17-year-old. A sexually graphic scene she had with Rourke that was captured when she was 18 was taken out of the movie for a few seconds to maintain the R rating.
Bonet received a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Angel Heart. A topless centerspread in Interview magazine came after it.
Bonet received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1986 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Bonet departed the series after making her pregnancy known when A Different World was airing. The next year, she returned to The Cosby Show, but due to “creative disagreements,” she was let off in April 1991.
Bonet had appearances in made-for-television films and direct-to-video releases after The Cosby Show. Why Bother Voting?, a 1992 election program that focused on the worries and indifference of young voters, was hosted by Bonet in September of that year.
She appeared in minor roles in the movies Enemy of the State from 1998 and High Fidelity from 2000. She starred as Queenie in Biker Boyz in 2003, reuniting with Kadeem Hardison, who she had previously worked with in A Different World.
In 2005, Bonet co-starred in the movie Whitepaddy. She did, however, make a number of appearances in episodes of television dramas and comedies, beginning in 2008 with the American adaptation of the British television series Life on Mars. She did not have another film role until 2014’s Road to Paloma.
Her co-star and future husband Jason Momoa’s television show The Red Road from 2014 to 2015 featured her in a recurring role.
Lisa Bonet parents
On February 13, 1935, Jennifer Abbey and George Bonet had a son named Lisa in Texas. On November 9, 2018, he passed away in California after having a heart attack. Opera singer Allen Bonet was from Texas. It’s vital to mention that Lisa’s parents were both musicians and creatives.
Eli Litman and Sylvia Allen Goldvarg welcomed Lisa’s mother, Arlene Joyce Litman, into the world on February 11, 1940 in Pennsylvania. She passed away from breast cancer on March 3, 1988, in Los Angeles at the age of 58.
Arlene was a teacher of music. After her parents got divorced when Lisa was a young child, her mother raised her alone in Los Angeles.
Lisa Bonet husband and children
Bonet and American rock musician Lenny Kravitz got married in Las Vegas on November 16, 1987, which was also her 20th birthday.
On December 1, 1988, Bonet gave birth to their daughter Zo Isabella Kravitz. In 1993, she and Kravitz were divorced.