A fascinating and easy-going young personality, LisaBonet is an American actress who rose to fame as a child star. Fans of two of the world’s most popular shows in the ’80s will recognize Bonet as the outspoken teenager and one of the most memorable kids in NBC’s Huxtable clan of The Cosby Show and its spin-off show, Another World.
Lisa Bonet Age and Early Life
Lisa Bonet was born on November 16, 1967 in San Francisco, California. Her passion for acting began at a young age. She attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California and later studied acting at the Celluloid Actors Studio in North Hollywood.
Before her acting career, Bonet was seen as a model in various commercials and beauty pageants. She landed her first role as Carla in an episode of the TV series St. Elsewhere (1983). The next year, she landed her breakout role as Denise Huxtable on the popular sitcom The Cosby Show . For seven seasons, Bonet portrayed the character Denise, the free-spirited and rebellious second child of the Huxtable clan.
Her outstanding performance on the hit sitcom earned her critical acclaim, as well as an Emmy Award and Young Artist Award nomination. She took a brief hiatus from the show from 1987-1988, then reprized her role as Denise in Another World , a spin-off of The Cosby Show which focused on her character’s college life.
Meanwhile, she portrayed the character Epiphany Proudfoot in the 1987 horror film Angelic Heart where she featured in explicit scenes. The film earned her a Young Artist Award for Best Young Superstar in the Movies and a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Bonet also posed topless for Interview magazine to promote the film. During this time she was considered a rebel and was at odds with her boss Bill Cosby. After the first season of Another World , she was eventually fired from the show due to “creative differences.” It’s rumored that her exit from the series was due in part to her nude sex role with Mickey Rourke on Angelic Heart , which went against Cosby’s wishes.
Bonet has credited other feature films to her credit, such as her role as Priscilla in 1993’s bank robber , Catherine Briggs in the crime thriller The Dead Man (1994), the supporting role of Rachel Banks in the 1998 hit film Enemy of the State , and introduced as Heather Lelache in Lathe of Heaven (2002), she played Queenie in Biker Boyz (2003) as Magdalena in Road to Paloma (2014) she also played Mae Evans in Whitepaddy (2006) and more.
Lisa Bonet’s husband, children and parents
Lisa Bonet is the daughter of Arlene and AllenBonet. She is ethnically mixed as her father is an African American opera singer while her mother is an Ashkenazi Jewish music teacher. Lisa has younger half-siblings from her parents’ marriage and later marriages.
Bonet is not only a successful actress but also a happily married wife and mother. The actress has been married twice. At the height of her fame, she fled with American rock star Lenny Kravitz on her 20th birthday. Though the marriage seemed bright and intense, it was short-lived when the couple separated in 1993 after five years. Today she is a singer, model and actress.
Currently, Lisa Bonet is happily married to Game of Thrones great actor Jason Momoa, who is 13 years herJunior. The couple, who met at a Los Angeles jazz club in 2004, officially tied the knot on November 15, 2007. They have two children together, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa, born July 23, 2007, and a son named Nakoa. Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, born December 15, 2008.
Net worth, amount and other facts
1. Lisa Bonet has amassed a massive fortune through her numerous successful roles on both the small and big screen. Her net worth is estimated at $10 million.
2. Bonet is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 53 kg.
3. In 1995, the actress legally changed her name from Lisa Bonet to Lilakoi Moon, but professionally she continues to use her former name.
4. After Lisa and Kravitz divorced, they developed a healthy co-parenting style and good friendship. Lisa’s second husband Jason Momoa was a good stepfather to their daughter Zoe who she had with ex-husband Lenny.
5. Jason and Lisa co-starred on screen in the 2014 drama thriller. Road to Paloma directed by her husband.