Lisa Bonet: Early life, Career, Filmography, Awards and nominations, Personal life

January 1, 2018Lisa Bonet: Early life, Career, Filmography, Awards and nominations, Personal life

Who is Lisa Bonet?

Lisa Michelle Bonet, best known for her role as Denise Huxtable was born on November 16, 1967, in San Francisco, California, U.S. Bonet earned her net worth by acting. She has an estimated net worth of $ 16 million as of 2017.

Early life

Her Afro-American father, Allen Bonet, is an opera singer while her mother Arlene, a Jewish, was a music teacher. She has numerous half-siblings. Bonet joined Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. She joined the Celluloid Actor's Studio in North Hollywood where she majored in acting, which made a huge contribution to her career.

Bonet’s Career

After being in beauty parades and seeming in guest spots on TV series as a child, Bonet landed the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show together with Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad. In the year 1987, Bonet, accepted the role of Epiphany Proudfoot in the film Angel Heart opposite Mickey Rourke, directed by Alan Parker.

Bonet’s Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

1987

Angel Heart        

Epiphany Proudfoot

1993

Bank Robber       

Priscilla

1994

Final Combination            

Catherine Briggs

1998

Enemy of the State

Rachel Banks

2000

High Fidelity       

Marie De Salle

2003

Biker Boyz           

Queenie

2005

Whitepaddy

Mae Evans

2013

Road to Paloma  

Magdalena

Television

Year

Title

Role

1983

St. Elsewhere

Carla

1984-91

The Cosby Show 

Denise Huxtable

1985

Tales from the Darkside

Justine

ABC Afterschool Special

Carrie

1987-89

A Different World             

Denise Huxtable

1990

The Earth Day Special

1992

Why Bother Voting?

Herself

1994

New Eden

Lily

2002

Lathe of Heaven

Heather Lelache

2008-09

Life on Mars

Maya Daniels      

2013-14

Drunk History     

Mary Ellen Pleasant and Rosa Parks

2014-15

The Red Road     

Sky Van der Veen

2014

New Girl

Brenda Brown    

2016

Girls

Tandice Moncrief

Ray Donovan

Marisol

Awards and nominations

In 1985, she was nominated for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy Series for “The Cosby Show”. In 1986, she was nominated for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series. Likewise, in 1988, she won Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures. In the meantime she has been nominated for numerous awards under the likes of Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress, Theatrical – Best Supporting Actress, and Favorite Singing Siblings respectively.

Bonet’s Personal life

She was married to Kravitz but the couple separated in 1993. On December 1, 1988, Bonet gave birth to a daughter Zoë Kravitz. In 2007, she was married to actor Jason Momoa, however, the couple didn’t make it official until October 2017. On July 23, 2007, Bonet gave birth to her second child named as Lola Iolani Momoa.           

 


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