Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, CA on November 16, 1967 to a white
Jewish mother and a black father. She began appearing in commercials at
age 11 and guest-starred in an episode of "St. Elsewhere". She soon landed
a recurring role on the CBS sitcom "The Two of Us." Lisa found fame in 1984
on "The Cosby Show" as Denise Huxtable, one of the four daughters of Bill
Cosby’s character Cliff Huxtable.
Lisa eventually landed herself a spin-off show, "A Different World," in which
her character goes to college. She stayed on the show for a year before
returning to "The Cosby Show".
Lisa attracted media attention for her on-the-set tiffs with co-star Bill
Cosby as well as her role as a voodoo princess in Alan Parker's "Angel
Heart" in 1987. Her love scenes with Mickey Rourke had to be trimmed down
so the initially X-rated feature could be reclassified and released with studio support.
After "The Cosby Show" ended Lisa appeared in such films as "Enemy Of The
State," "High Fidelity" and "Biker Boyz." Her telefim credits include
"New Eden" and "Lathe Of Heaven."
During her stint on "The Cosby Show" Lisa met then unknown musician Lenny
Kravitz, known as Romeo Blue at that time (Lenny is the son of "The
Jeffersons" star Roxie Roker). They married in 1987 and had a daughter
Zoe but they divorced in 1993. In 1992, Lisa started dating yoga instructor
Bryan Kest. They began living together and had a child in the mid-'90s.
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.
These days, Lisa lives in Los Angeles with her children. She has also
directed several music video projects (including one for ex-husband Kravitz)
and currently does volunteer work with juvenile offenders.
Lisa's film credits include the following:
- Whitepaddy (2006)
- Biker Boyz (2003)
- Lathe Of Heaven (2002)(A&E Movie)
- High Fidelity (2000)
- Enemy Of The State (1998)
- Dead Connection (1994)
- New Eden (1994)(Tv Movie)
- Bank Robber (1993)
- Angel Heart (1987)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Lisa:
Internet Movie Database
Lisa Bonet Online