Lisa Bonet; Find Out More Secrets From The Story of a Passionate, & Courageous Superstar

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Lisa Bonet

A Small Introduction of Lisa Bonet

Lisa Michelle Bonet, Lisa Bonet is an American film and television star. The biography you are going to read typically profiles her childhood, hometown, family, personal life, acting career, achievements, and other incredible facts.

Lisa Bonet’s Childhood & Early Education

Lisa’s hometown is San Francisco, California, US, where she was born on November 16, 1967. Her father Allen Bonet was an opera singer and had African-American ancestry, while her mother Arlene (née Litman), who belongs to an Ashkenazi Jew, was a teacher by profession. She was very young when her parents parted ways. Lisa has many half-siblings and all younger to her. She was enrolled in the Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.

Some Quick Facts About Her Life

Lisa Michelle Bonet is a well-known American TV and film actress. She entered the entertainment world as a child with commercials. After getting experience in acting from Celluloid Actor’s Studio in North Hollywood, she has worked for several years in a large number of films and TV programs. Lisa Bonet is mostly famous for appearing in the NBC sitcom, ‘The Cosby Show’. In the series, she was chosen to play the role of Denise Huxtable, which brought her popularity, and recognition and led her to reinterpret the role in another series’ spinoff comedy, ‘A Different World’. 

The Roles, which Proved Her to be a Superstar

She has proven her versatility in the role of Epiphany Proudfoot in the American neo-noir psychological horror movie ‘Angel Heart’. In this film, she was required to perform bold scenes with Mickey Rourke, much in contrast to her role from ‘The Cosby Show’. For having some creative disputes with show organizers, Lisa Bonet was later fired from ‘The Cosby Show’.

Some of her other prominent TV projects featuring her are the series like ‘The Red Road’ ‘Life on Mars’ and TV movies like ‘Lathe of Heaven’ and ‘New Eden’. Her renowned and outstanding big-screen roles include playing the supporting role of Marie De Salle in ‘High Fidelity’ and Rachel Banks with Will Smith in ‘Enemy of the State’. 

The Character that Got Lisa Bonet a Breakthrough

Her initial acting endeavors include the role of playing Carla in the American medical drama black comedy TV series ‘St. Elsewhere’. In 1984, she got her breakthrough that came when she landed up playing the role of Denise Huxtable, the rebellious, and the free-spirited second child of Dr. Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in the American TV sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’ starring Bill Cosby.

Acting Career from Modelling to Hollywood Lime Lights

She developed her deep interest in acting as a child artist at 11 years of age and started performing in commercials. She had also featured in guest spots on TV series and appeared in many beauty pageants during her childhood.

To sharpen her acting skills, she attended acting classes from Celluloid Actor’s Studio located in North Hollywood.

Personal Life & Marital Status

There was a time in Lisa’s life when she had to elope with American actor, producer, singer, and songwriter Lenny Kravitz. The couple moved to Las Vegas when she was only 20 years old in 1987. They were blessed with a daughter, Zoë Isabella, who grew up to be an actress, model, and singer. Their relationship lasted for six years, and in 1993, she parted her ways from Kravitz.

The Story of Name Change

Lisa had changed her name legally from Likakoi Moon and adopted Lisa Bonet to in 1995, nevertheless, she still continues to use the former one professionally. After more than fourteen years of her divorce from Lenny Kravitz, Lisa married actor Jason Momoa on November 15, 2007. She had been seen with the actor since 2005. Together, they have been blessed with two children; a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa

Lisa’s Filmography, and Some of Her Major Works

Here is a small list of her TV shows, and movies, she has performed in her acting career.

TV Shows

  • 2008-2009 Life on Mars
  • 1990The Earth Day Special
  • 1987-1989 A Different World


  • High Fidelity (2000)
  •  Angel Heart (1987)
  • Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Road to Paloma (2014)
  • Biker Boyz (2003)


Some of the Nominations, & Awards Received by Lisa Bonet

She has earned several nominations and awards, yet we are discussing some of her prominent achievements.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1986  Nominee

Primetime Emmy   Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

The Cosby Show (1984)

For playing “Denise Huxtable”.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

1988  Nominee

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

Angel Heart (1987)

Black Reel Awards

2001  Nominee

Black Reel     Theatrical – Best Supporting Actress

High Fidelity (2000)

Critics’ Choice Television Awards

2016  Nominee

Critics’ Choice TV Award        Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Young Artist Award Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy Series

The Cosby Show (1984)

Net Worth, & Earnings of Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet is enjoying a successful life and living a lifestyle that one might expect of someone with a net worth of almost more than 20 million dollars.