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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 November 1967San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameLisa Michelle Boney
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco but has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles, where she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Lisa is the child of a Jewish mother and a black father who was a music teacher. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she began acting in commercials at the age of 11. At age 16, she landed the role of Denise Huxtable in the hit comedy series "The Cosby Show" (1984). The show made her a popular actress. In the mid '80s, she met Lenny Kravitz at a New Edition concert in Los Angeles. At the time, Lenny was a struggling, unknown musician who went by the name Romeo Blue. It wasn't long after they started dating that Lisa and Lenny's relationship was all over the tabloids. The two lovers were said to be soulmates, as they both shared a neo-hippie persona and biracial background (Lenny is also half-black, half-Jewish). In 1987 Lisa and Lenny got married (they went to Las Vegas and eloped), and they had a daughter named Zoe in 1988. By 1989, Lenny had landed a record deal and recorded his first album, "Let Love Rule." Lisa co-wrote a couple of songs on the album and was said to be the inspiration for most of the album. Lisa even directed Lenny's first video for "Let Love Rule." But Lisa and Lenny's relationship was full of problems from the start, including intense scrutiny from the media and Lenny's reported infidelities. It was around this time that Lisa made a deliberate attempt to shed her "goody-two-shoes" Cosby daughter image by making the controversial movie Angel Heart (1987), wherein she had racy nude and sex scenes. The backlash from making Angel Heart (1987) is rumored to have prompted Lisa's exit from The Cosby Show (1984). But with Bill Cosby's help, Lisa landed on another comedy series, A Different World (1987), in which she starred as a student at a historically black university. But perhaps because of her personal problems, Lisa began showing up late for work (or sometimes not at all), and she was fired from the series. She and Lenny separated in a bitter breakup and eventually divorced in 1993. Lenny's second album, "Mama Said," filled with songs about heartache, is said to be mostly about Lisa. After her divorce from Lenny, Lisa faded from the high-profile stardom she had experienced when she was in a relationship with him, while Lenny became more famous than his ex-wife. No longer an in-demand actress, Lisa occasionally made B-movies, many of which went straight to video. In 1992, Lisa started dating yoga instructor Bryan Kest. They began living together and it was around this time that Lisa legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, although she still uses the name Lisa Bonet for her entertainment career. Lisa has said that she has deliberately cut back on acting so that she could spend more time with her family. However, she did make a brief return to the spotlight in 1998 by co-starring with Will Smith in the big-budget hit movie Enemy of the State (1998) and had an important role in High Fidelity (2000). Lisa has since become friends with her ex-husband Lenny again. And in an "aren't we all just one big happy family" situation, her best friend is Cree Summer, a former co-star on A Different World (1987) who released an album produced by her long-time friend Lenny Kravitz. It was Lisa who suggested that Lenny produce the album, and Lisa directed a promotional video for the album. As of 2007, Lisa lives in the Los Angeles area with her children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tequoriyah@hotmail.com

Spouse (2)

Jason Momoa (15 November 2007 - present) (2 children)
Lenny Kravitz (16 November 1987 - 12 April 1993) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Is a vegetarian.
Had her name legally changed to Lilakoi Moon in 1995.
Has had a hip hop album tribute to her by the duo "Felt" (Slug of Atmosphere and Murs of Living Legends) entitled "Felt 2: A tribute to Lisa Bonet." The first was entitled "Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci".
The Lenny Kravitz song "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" was written about her.
Former A Different World (1987) co-star Marisa Tomei is godmother of her daughter Zoë Kravitz.
Was mentioned in the 2003 song "Bob" by 'Weird Al' Yankovic' -- which uses palindromic lyrics to parody the 1965 song "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan: "Lisa Bonet ate no basil".
Gave birth to her first child at age 21, a daughter Zoë Kravitz (aka Zoë Isabella Kravitz) on December 1, 1988. Child's father is her first husband, Lenny Kravitz.
Gave birth to her second child at age 39, a daughter Lola Iolani Momoa on July 23, 2007. Child's father is her boyfriend [now second husband], Jason Momoa.
Gave birth to her third child at age 41, a son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa on December 15, 2008. Child's father is her boyfriend [now second husband], Jason Momoa.
While portraying roommates on A Different World (1987) , she and co-star Marisa Tomei lived together in real life.
Her father was African-American. Her mother's family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland and Russia).

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