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Lisa Michelle Boney
16 November 1967, San Francisco, California, USA
5' 2"
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' (qv) 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)_ (qv), wherein she had racy nude and sex scenes. The backlash from making _Angel Heart (1987)_ (qv) is rumored to have prompted Lisa's exit from _"The Cosby Show" (1984)_ (qv). But with 'Bill Cosby' (qv)'s help, Lisa landed on another comedy series, _"A Different World" (1987)_ (qv), 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' (qv) 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 (I)' (qv) in the big-budget hit movie _Enemy of the State (1998)_ (qv) and had an important role in _High Fidelity (2000)_ (qv). 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' (qv), a former co-star on _"A Different World" (1987)_ (qv) who released an album produced by her long-time friend 'Lenny Kravitz' (qv). 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.
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-   'Lenny Kravitz' (qv) (16 November 1987 - 12 April 1993) (divorced); 1 child

-   'Jason Momoa' (qv) (15 November 2007 - present); 2 children


-   Shed her 'girl next door' image by posing suggestively for the cover of the May 19, 1988, issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine.

-   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' (qv) song "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" was written about her.

-   Former _"A Different World" (1987)_ (qv) co-star 'Marisa Tomei' (qv) is godmother of her daughter 'Zoë Kravitz' (qv).

-   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' (qv): "Lisa Bonet ate no basil".

-   Gave birth to her first child at age 21, a daughter 'Zoë Kravitz' (qv) (aka Zoë Isabella Kravitz) on December 1, 1988. Child's father is her first husband, 'Lenny Kravitz' (qv).

-   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' (qv).

-   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' (qv).

-   While portraying roommates on _"A Different World" (1987)_ (qv) , she and co-star 'Marisa Tomei' (qv) lived together in real life.


-   Directed music video, "Revelation Sunshine", for 'Cree Summer' (qv).


-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 11 December 1998, Iss. 462, pg. 51, by: Danoel Fierman, "Post-'Cosby' Mystery"


-   "People Weekly" (USA), 29 October 2002, Vol. 56, Iss. 18, pg. 92, "A DIFFERENT WORLD"

-   "Who Weekly" (Australia), 11 February 2002, Iss. 518, pg. 58, "A DIFFERENT WORLD"

-   "People Weekly" (USA), 26 June 2000, Vol. 53, Iss. 25, pg. 71, "The Cosby Show"

-   "Vibe" (USA), June 2000, Vol. 8, Iss. 5, pg. 152-154+156+158-159, by: Greg Tate, "Babe in the Woods"

-   "Interview" (UK), April 1987, pg. 42-49, by: Trey Ellis, "Lisa Bonet"


-   "Celebrity Skin" (USA), 2011, Iss. 7, pg. 90, by: Editor, "Classic Nudes From The 70s And 80s : Lisa Bonet"

-   "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2006, Iss. 46, pg. 48-51, by: staff, "Hot Tips! #11 Lisa Bonet"

-   "Celebrity Skin" (USA), December 2003, Vol. 27, Iss. 123, pg. 49, by: staff, "From School Girls to Sex Symbols: Lisa Bonet"

-   "Mayfair" (UK), August 2000, Vol. 35, Iss. 8, pg. 55, by: staff, "Under The Bonet"

-   "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 6, Iss. 3, pg. 44-45, by: staff, "Out On The Town: Lisa Bonet"

-   "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1990, Vol. 3, Iss. 5, pg. 24-27, by: staff, "The 25 Sexiest Women of 1990 - #19"

-   "Spin" (USA), September 1988, Vol. 4, Iss. 6, pg. 66, "'Fashion Victims Hall of Fame': Lisa Bonet: Cosby kid and Rolling Stone nude pin-up."

-   "Playboy" (USA), March 1988, Vol. 35, Iss. 3, pg. 166, by: Janet Gough, "Grapevine: Bonet's Bonnet"

-   "Playboy" (USA), February 1988, Vol. 35, Iss. 2, pg. 134, by: staff, "The Wild, Wonderful, Wacky and Outrageous Year In Sex"

-   "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1988, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, pg. 80-83, by: staff, "A Different World's Lisa Bonet"

-   "Playboy" (USA), November 1987, Vol. 34, Iss. 11, pg. 137, by: Bruce Williamson, "Sex In Cinema 1987"

-   "Interview" (UK), April 1987, pg. 42-49, by: Matthew Rolston, "Lisa Bonet"


-   "Rolling Stone" (USA), 19 May 1988, Iss. 526

-   "Interview" (UK), April 1987

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Acting in movies by Bonet, Lis

  1. Road to Paloma (2013)
  2. The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Special (2009) (TV)
  3. "Life on Mars" (2008) {Life Is a Rock (#1.17)}
  4. "Life on Mars" (2008) {Out Here in the Fields (#1.1)}
  5. "Life on Mars" (2008) {The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler (#1.2)}
  6. "Life on Mars" (2008) {Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead (#1.5)}
  7. "Life on Mars" (2008) {Tuesday's Dead (#1.6)}
  8. "La tele de tu vida" (2007) {(#1.8)}
  9. "100 Greatest Teen Stars" (2006)
  10. I Was a Network Star (2006) (TV)
  11. The Making of 'Enemy of the State' (2006) (V)
  12. Whitepaddy (2006)
  13. "KTLA Morning News" (1991) {(2006-12-08)}
  14. Biker Boyz (2003)
  15. Century of Black Cinema (2003) (V)
  16. Lathe of Heaven (2002) (TV)
  17. The Cosby Show: A Look Back (2002) (TV)
  18. "E! True Hollywood Story" (1996) {The Cosby Kids}
  19. High Fidelity (2000)
  20. "Behind the Music" (1997) {Lenny Kravitz (#2.35)}
  21. Enemy of the State (1998)
  22. Dead Connection (1994)
  23. New Eden (1994) (TV)
  24. Bank Robber (1993)
  25. Rock the Vote (1993) (TV)
  26. The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show (1992) (TV)
  27. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Attack of the Killer B's (#7.15)}
  28. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff and Jake (#7.24)}
  29. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {No More Mr. Nice Guy (#7.20)}
  30. The Cosby Outtakes Show (1990) (TV)
  31. The Earth Day Special (1990) (TV)
  32. "Ebony/Jet Showcase" (1982) {(1990-05-04)}
  33. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Bird in the Hand (#7.2)}
  34. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff's Nightmare (#6.14)}
  35. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor (#6.15)}
  36. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Elvin Pays for Dinner (#6.13)}
  37. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Getting the Story (#7.6)}
  38. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {It's All in the Game (#7.5)}
  39. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Just Thinking About It: Part 1 (#7.7)}
  40. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Live and Learn (#6.25)}
  41. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Mr. Sandman (#6.19)}
  42. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Not Everybody Loves the Blues (#6.17)}
  43. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Off to See the Wretched (#6.23)}
  44. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Period of Adjustment (#7.4)}
  45. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side (#6.18)}
  46. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Same Time Next Year (#7.1)}
  47. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Birthday Party (#6.16)}
  48. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Infantry Has Landed (and They've Fallen Off the Roof) (#7.9)}
  49. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Last Barbecue (#7.3)}
  50. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Moves (#6.24)}
  51. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Storyteller (#6.26)}
  52. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo's Dirty Laundry (#6.21)}
  53. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {What It's All About (#6.22)}
  54. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {You Can Go Home Again (#7.10)}
  55. "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1989) {(1989-09-26)}
  56. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff la Dolce (#6.11)}
  57. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff's Wet Adventure (#6.9)}
  58. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise Kendall: Babysitter (#6.6)}
  59. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise Kendall: Navy Wife (#6.4)}
  60. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise: The Saga Continues (#6.1)}
  61. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Getting to Know You (#6.12)}
  62. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Grampy and NuNu Visit the Huxtables (#6.10)}
  63. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {I'm 'In' with the 'In' Crowd (#6.3)}
  64. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Surf's Up (#6.2)}
  65. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Day the Spores Landed (#6.8)}
  66. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo's Gift (#6.5)}
  67. The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards (1988) (TV)
  68. "A Different World" (1987) {Advise and Descent (#1.12)}
  69. "A Different World" (1987) {Clair's Last Stand (#1.19)}
  70. "A Different World" (1987) {Come Back, Little Eggby (#1.21)}
  71. "A Different World" (1987) {Dr. Cupid (#1.15)}
  72. "A Different World" (1987) {If Only for One Night (#1.20)}
  73. "A Different World" (1987) {Mr. Hillman (#1.17)}
  74. "A Different World" (1987) {My Dinner with Theo (#1.22)}
  75. "A Different World" (1987) {Speech Therapy (#1.18)}
  76. "A Different World" (1987) {The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic (#1.13)}
  77. "A Different World" (1987) {The Show Must Go On (#1.16)}
  78. "A Different World" (1987) {Wild Child (#1.14)}
  79. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Home for the Weekend (#4.21)}
  80. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Move It (#5.4)}
  81. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Out of Brooklyn (#5.5)}
  82. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Physical (#5.2)}
  83. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Together Again and Again (#5.1)}
  84. Angel Heart (1987)
  85. Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville (1987) (TV)
  86. Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus (1987) (TV)
  87. "A Different World" (1987) {If Chosen, I May Not Run (#1.8)}
  88. "A Different World" (1987) {Pilot (#1.2)}
  89. "A Different World" (1987) {Porky de Bergerac (#1.3)}
  90. "A Different World" (1987) {Reconcilable Differences (#1.1)}
  91. "A Different World" (1987) {Romancing Mr. Stone (#1.9)}
  92. "A Different World" (1987) {Rudy and the Snow Queen (#1.6)}
  93. "A Different World" (1987) {Sometimes You Get the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You (#1.7)}
  94. "A Different World" (1987) {The Gift of the Magi (#1.10)}
  95. "A Different World" (1987) {Those Who Can't... Tutor (#1.4)}
  96. "A Different World" (1987) {War of the Words (#1.5)}
  97. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Andalusian Flu (#3.22)}
  98. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Bald and Beautiful (#3.23)}
  99. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Calling Doctor Huxtable (#3.17)}
  100. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff's 50th Birthday (#3.20)}
  101. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise Gets an Opinion (#3.16)}
  102. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Hillman (#3.25)}
  103. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {I Know That You Know (#3.21)}
  104. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Looking Back (#4.8)}
  105. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Monster Man Huxtable (#3.13)}
  106. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Planning Parenthood (#3.24)}
  107. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Rudy Spends the Night (#3.14)}
  108. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Say Hello to a Good Buy (#3.15)}
  109. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Shakespeare (#4.5)}
  110. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Shower (#3.19)}
  111. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {You Only Hurt the One You Love (#3.18)}
  112. "Late Night with David Letterman" (1982) {(1986-04-23)}
  113. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {A Girl and Her Dog (#3.10)}
  114. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {A Touch of Wonder (#2.18)}
  115. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {An Early Spring (#2.21)}
  116. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Bring 'Em Back Alive (#3.1)}
  117. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff in Charge (#3.12)}
  118. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Close to Home (#2.20)}
  119. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise Gets a 'D' (#3.9)}
  120. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise's Decision (#2.25)}
  121. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Food for Thought (#3.2)}
  122. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Full House (#2.19)}
  123. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Golden Anniversary (#3.3)}
  124. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Man Talk (#3.4)}
  125. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Mrs. Westlake (#2.12)}
  126. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Off to the Races (#2.24)}
  127. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Play It Again, Russell (#2.17)}
  128. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Auction (#2.13)}
  129. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Card Game (#2.23)}
  130. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Dentist (#2.16)}
  131. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The March (#3.6)}
  132. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo and Cockroach (#2.15)}
  133. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo's Flight (#3.7)}
  134. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo's Holiday (#2.22)}
  135. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Vanessa's Bad Grade (#2.14)}
  136. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Vanessa's Rich (#3.8)}
  137. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {War Stories (#3.11)}
  138. Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa (1985) (TV)
  139. Battle of the Network Stars XVIII (1985) (TV)
  140. Fast Copy (1985) (TV)
  141. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985) (TV)
  142. Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV)
  143. The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards (1985) (TV)
  144. The 37th Annual Emmy Awards (1985) (TV)
  145. The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1985) (TV)
  146. "ABC Afterschool Specials" (1972) {Don't Touch (#14.3)}
  147. "Body Language" (1984) {(1985-07-01)}
  148. "Body Language" (1984) {(1985-07-02)}
  149. "Body Language" (1984) {(1985-07-03)}
  150. "Body Language" (1984) {(1985-07-04)}
  151. "Body Language" (1984) {(1985-07-05)}
  152. "Tales from the Darkside" (1983) {The Satanic Piano (#2.6)}
  153. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Back to the Track, Jack (#1.20)}
  154. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Clair's Case (#1.19)}
  155. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Clair's Sister (#2.9)}
  156. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Clair's Toe (#2.10)}
  157. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff in Love (#2.4)}
  158. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Cliff's Birthday (#1.24)}
  159. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise Drives (#2.8)}
  160. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Denise's Friend (#2.11)}
  161. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {First Day of School (#2.1)}
  162. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Halloween (#2.6)}
  163. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Happy Anniversary (#2.3)}
  164. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Independence Day (#1.14)}
  165. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Jitterbug Break (#1.16)}
  166. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Mr. Quiet (#1.23)}
  167. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Physician of the Year (#1.15)}
  168. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Rudy Suits Up (#2.7)}
  169. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Slumber Party (#1.22)}
  170. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Juicer (#2.2)}
  171. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {The Younger Woman (#1.21)}
  172. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo and the Joint (#1.17)}
  173. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo and the Older Woman (#2.5)}
  174. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Vanessa's New Class (#1.18)}
  175. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {A Shirt Story (#1.5)}
  176. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Bad Dreams (#1.3)}
  177. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Bonjour Sondra (#1.10)}
  178. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Breaking with Tradition (#1.6)}
  179. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Father's Day (#1.12)}
  180. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Goodbye, Mr. Fish (#1.2)}
  181. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {One More Time (#1.7)}
  182. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Play It Again Vanessa (#1.8)}
  183. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Rudy's Sick (#1.13)}
  184. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {Theo's Economic Lesson (#1.1)}
  185. "The Cosby Show" (1984) {You're Not a Mother Night (#1.11)}
  186. Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain (1983)
  187. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Entrapment (#2.7)}

Movies Directed by Bonet, Lisa

  1. Waking Compton (2006)
  2. Gentleman Who Fell (1993)