Lisa Bonet

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Lisa Bonet

Born

11/16/1967, San Francisco, California

Birth Name

Lisa Michelle Bonet

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Lisa Michelle Boney, Lilakoi Moon, Liliquois Bonet, Liliquois Moon
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User Rating
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Biography

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Lisa Bonet is an American actress who is a native of San Francisco, California. Of African-American and Jewish ancestry. Bonet actually began acting when she was 11, attending many auditions and participating in several television commercials before she became a star.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2006, was ranked #74 in the countdown 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

    • In July 2007, Lisa revealed she was pregnant with her boyfriend, actor Jason Momoa. It is their first child together.

    • Lisa was named #35 on People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People' list in 2002.

    • Lisa would like to get more time behind the camera, and is looking to produce and direct a project, hoping to work on an Indie film.

    • Lisa like the smooth sounds of Jazz music, as well as the heavy sound of hard rock, but her favorite music genre is Reggae.

    • Lisa's favorite authors are: Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Malcom X.

    • Lisa prefers to stay away from Western Medicine as much as possible, opting for herbal methods of prevention for staying healthy.

    • Lisa like to have her tarot cards read each month, and participates in graphing her astrological charts for her and her children.

    • Lisa enjoys a vegeterian lifestyle, and utilizes yoga and meditation to keep her mind and body in synch.

    • Lisa enjoys working with arts and crafts, and water colors in her free time.

    • Lisa and Lenny had a volatile relationship from the start, although they shared a hippie-persona and bi-racial background. The couple endured intense scrutiny from the media and the tabloids, and Lenny's alleged infedelity played a huge part in their demise.

    • Lisa was the inspiration for most of Lenny Kravtiz's first album, Let Love Rule, and co-wrote a couple of the songs.

    • Lisa directed Lenny Kravitz's first music video, Let Love Rule.

    • Lisa spends a lot of her time writing in journals that parellel her life's changes. She hopes to one day publish these notes into a autobiography.

    • Lisa soon lost interest in her 'Cosby' spin-off, A Different World, often showing up late to the set, or not at all. Within two years of the series debut, Lisa was gone, opting to stay at home with daughter Zoe.

    • Lisa was honored with a hip-hop album dedicated to her called Felt, Vol.2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet, by Slug and MURS. The album was released on June 12, 2005. The album was a lighthearted attempt to resurrect her career as a struggling B-level actress.

    • Lisa was viewed as a sex symbol, especially among African-American teen men during her run as Denise on The Cosby Show. Her status as sex symbol became controversial when the black community questioned the stereotype of light skinned blacks being considered more attractive than those with dark skin.

    • Lisa played the role of Epiphany Proudfoot in the contoversial movie Angel Heart in 1987. Her role caused controversy and a few of the steamy scenes had to be cut, to avoid an X-rating. The explicit sex scenes were a cause for concern from the producers of her television sitcom, The Cosby Show. She was initially fired for her appearance at Bill Cosby's insistance, but after threatening legal action, a spin-off series was created for her as a compromise.

    • Lisa lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles, and attended Reseda High School. After graduation, she went on to attend Celluiod Actor's Studio in North Hollywood, where she majored in acting.

    • In 1986, Lisa Bonet was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at Emmy Awards for The Cosby Show.

    • Lisa Bonet is an ex-daughter-in-law to Roxie Roker.

    • She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall. (1.57 m)

    • In 1995, she legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon.

    • Lisa began acting when she was 11 years old, attending many auditions, and appearing in television commercials, before she was discovered for The Cosby Show role of Denise.

    • Movies Lisa Bonet has been in:

      Bank Robber (1993)
      New Eden (1994)
      Dead Connection (1994)
      The Lathe of Heaven (2002)

    • She has a nose ring.

    • Lisa was married to singer Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993. Together they have one daughter, Zoe. She and Kravitz divorced in 1993 and she began to accept jobs on straight-to-video releases and made-for-TV movies. She soon after changed her name legally, deciding to continue using her birth name on the productions she participated in. Soon she started dating yoga instructor Brian Kest, with whom she had a son, and in 1998 she had a supporting role in Enemy of the State with Will Smith. In 2000 she appeared in the movie High Fidelity. Her most recent film appearance was in Biker Boyz.

  • Quotes

    • Lisa Bonet: Once a week we go to juvenile hall and talk to boys there. Just go and spend a day in the juvenile courts.

    • Lisa Bonet: When I was 16 I was fortunate enough to get Cosby and move to New York and shift my whole life. that had been my dream all along, and it came true.

    • Lisa: An instructor once told me that when there's resistance in your body, it's only because of the resistance in your mind. It's about getting inside the pose. Being the breath.

    • Lisa: A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Lisa Bonel = Stunning actor!

    9.0
    I loved Lisa Bonet in everything I saw her in. Angel Heart was an odd flick, but she was SUPER in it. She may not have made the popular choices that Bill Cosby and Hollywood have preferred, but I think she got screwed out of a wonderful career! I say Angel Heart II
  • I enjoyed lisa in all her film roles she is very beautiful and exotic.

    8.0
    In all the film roles in which I have had the priveledge of seeing Lisa Bonet, she has ALWAYS had a maximum off the charts sex appeal. She is so totally beautiful. And she is a fairly good actress as well. Through her television and movie roles (as sparse as they have been) she has demonstrated a fairly wide range of portrayal. She was very cute in the Bill Cosby shows -all the way to sizzling hot in some of her movie rolls. As far as a "regular beauty". I thought she looked best in her brief role as Rachel Banks, in Enemy of the State (with Will Smith and Gene Hackman)and one physical feature of hers that I have ALWAYS "admired" and enjoyed are her terrific beautiful hairy arms. I would LOVE to see more of her in the future.moreless
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