Lisa Bonet was born on the 16th of November 1967 in San Francisco, California, United States of America. While her father, a Texas-born African-American was an opera singer, her Jewish mother, who goes by the name Arlene was a music teacher. Bonet was a student of Birmingham High School situated in Van Nuys, California. The screen diva also attended the renowned Celluloid Actor’s Studio located in North Hollywood, where she considered acting.
The delectable Lisa Bonet was formerly into beauty pageantry, and she featured in a number of guest spots on television soap opera when she was a child. Lisa clinched the role of Denise Huxtable on the popular Cosby Show together with Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby. In the year 1987, she left the Cosby Show for a short while in order to star in the spin-off sitcom, A Different World; which concentrated on Denise Huxtable’s college life. In that same year, when Lisa Bonet was 19, she was given a role in Angel’s Heart; where she played the role of a 17 years old girl, Epiphany Proudfoot.
In the movie Angel’s Heart, Lisa Bonet shared different intimate scenes with Rourke, which needed to be censored. When she was pregnant in the year 1998, Bonet had to take a break from the series for a while, during the shooting process of A Different World. The following year, she went back to the Cosby Show but was expelled in 1991 due to some irreconcilable differences. Later on, after the Cosby Show, Lisa began to receive other movie jobs. In 1998, she played a supporting role in the movie, Enemy of my Life, alongside Will Smith. In the year 2000, she featured in the film, High Fidelity. In 2003, she was one of the casts in the movie, Biker Boyz, alongside Kadeem Hardison.
More so, Lisa also featured in the movie, White Paddy, alongside Hill Harper, Debra Wilson, and several others. In the year 2008, she featured in Live in Mars; an American adoption of the British television sitcom.
Lisa Bonet’s Net Worth and Achievements
Bonet has been estimated to have a net worth of over $16 million dollars and has got lots of achievements. In the year 1985, she was nominated in the category for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy Series. Furthermore, in 1986, she was nominated for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series. In 1988, Lisa Bonet won Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures, and in 1989, she was nominated in the category for Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special.
In 1988, the Emmy Awards nominated Lisa Bonet for Best Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. That same year, Saturn Awards nominated her in the category for Best Supporting Actress. In 2006, TV Land Awards nominated Bonet in the category for Favorite Singing Siblings. Lisa’s years of hard work sure paid off.
Husband, Daughter and Family Life of the Actress
Lisa once dated Damian Marley, the son of the legendary Bob Marley; but the relationship ended on a sad note. In the year 1986, there were rumors flying around that Lisa was dating actor Corey Parker. She ascribed her success to Parker because he taught her the rudiments of acting when she was still a greenhorn in the acting profession.
During her 20th birthday, on November 16, 1987, Lisa Bonet came in contact with Lenny Kravitz in Las Vegas, and the duo got into a relationship. While they were getting acquainted, they found out that they both have similar backgrounds. They got to know that Bonet’s mother and Kravitz’s father are both Jewish. Lisa really trusted the young chap, thinking she was in the perfect relationship. The bond between the lovebirds waxed stronger, and Bonet gave birth to a daughter named Zoe Isabella, on Dec 1, 1988. Their relationship later came to an abrupt end, and they both separated in 1993.
In the year 2005, Lisa Bonet started a relationship with an actor named Jason Momoa. Although there was a widely held speculation that the modern day Bonnie and Clyde tied the nuptial knot on November 15, 2007, the duo did not make it official until October 2017. On July 23, 2017, the couple welcomed Lola Iolani Momoa, Bonet’s first child with Momoa. On the 15th of December 2008, they welcomed their son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.
Facts about Bonet
- Lisa Bonet has no social media account.
- When she was in high school, her social life was less. Although she made some friends, no one took her out on a date and she had no boyfriend.
- She was age 16 when she got her first role in The Cosby Show, a renowned comedy show.
- When Lisa Bonet was interviewed, she made it known that she doesn’t watch TV. She has also restricted her children from watching television.
- Lisa Bonet began her acting career earlier in life. At age 11, she had already started working in local TV commercials.
- Through a mutual acquaintance, she was able to clinch acting roles.
- A tribute album was released by a group called Felt in honor of her. The title of the album is Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet.
Height and Weight
Lisa Bonet is 5 ft 2 inches tall and she weighs 53kg.