Lisa Bonet Biography

Biography by BartleyPublished on 10.Mar.2014
Facts of Lisa Bonet
Date of Birth: 1967 , November-16
Age:50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
NameLisa Bonet
Birth NameLisa Michelle Bonet
Nick NameLilakoi Moon
FatherAllen Bonet
MotherArlene Bonet
Birth Place/CitySan Francisco, California, USA
ProfessionActing, Modeling
Net Worth$16 Million USD
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Face ColorBlack
Body Measurements34-26-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size34 A
Waist size26 in
Hip Size32 in
Neck Size9.4
Shoe Size8
Weight in KG56 kg
Famous foracting in The Cosby Show
MarriedMarried in 1987 and again in 2007
Married toLenny Kravitz(1987);Jason Momao(2007)
ChildrenZoe Isabella(From Lenny);Lola Lolani Momao(2007);Namakekha Momao(2008)
DivorceDivorced in 1993 with Lenny Kravitz
EducationMajor in Acting at Celluloid ACtor's Studio
MoviesAround 8 movies including Angel Heart and Road to Paloma
TV ShowAround 9 TV Shows including The Cosby Show
SiblingsSeveral-Young- Half Siblings
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Early Life and Education

Lisa Bonet was born under the name Lisa Michelle Bonet. Her other name is Lilakoi Moon but is professionally better known as Lisa Bonet. She is an American actress born on November 16, 1967, in San Francisco, California, USA.

She is the daughter of an Opera singer Allen Bonet. Her father Allen is African-American from Texas. Her mother Arlene is Jewish and was a teacher. Lisa has many younger half-siblings.

Lisa went to Reseda High School at Reseda in California. She majored in acting at Celluloid’s Actor’s Studio in North Hollywood.


Lisa Bonet got the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show alongside Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby. But this opportunity came to her only after she had already been in beauty pageants and made guest appearances on television series as a child.

In 1987 she left The Cosby Show to star in its spin-off series called A Different World. The spin-off series was about Denise Huxtable’s college life. The same year Lisa got the role of Epiphany Proud foot in the movie Angel Heart opposite Mickey Rourke. The movie was directed by Alan Parker. The film had her showing in an explicit sex scene with the male lead Rourke and the scene was edited to a certain extent. Lisa got pregnant during the run of A Different World and she left the series.

The next year after her delivery she was taken back to The Cosby Show only to be fired in 1991. The reason for firing her was said to have been ‘Creative differences’. When The Cosby was no more there for her she started to do Straight-to-video releases and made-for-TV movies. She got a supporting role in the 1998 movie Enemy of the State with Will Smith.

She did the movie High Fidelity and in 2003 she appeared as Queenie in Biker Boyz. There she reunited with Kadeem Hardison, her former co-star of A Different World. In 2006 she co-starred in the film Whitepaddy. She appeared in the American adaption of the British TV series called Life on Mars.

Personal Life

She eloped with singer Lenny Kravitz in Las Vegas, Nevada. This happened on November 16, 1987, on her 20th birthday. When recalling the relationship Lisa says that it was interesting and similar backgrounds helped them be close.

She has a daughter with Kravitz, her name is Zoe Isabella (Kravitz).  Zoe was born on December 1, 1988. Lisa and Lenny had a bitter break up and they ended up getting divorced in 1993. The breakup had Lisa’s stardom fading while Lenny Kravitz became more popular.

‘Mama Said’ is the title of Lenny’s second album which contains songs of heartache, the songs are said to be all about Lisa.She dated yoga instructor Bryan Kest in 1992 and was in a living in relationship with him. She changed her name to Lilakoi Moon legally in 2005. 

She started having a relationship with actor Jason Momoa since 2005. They married in 2007. Jason is known for his roles in the TV Shows like Baywatch, Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones series and the remake of Conan the Barbarian. She has two children with Jason.

Her second child and first with Jason was Lola lolani Momoa who was born on July 23, 2007. They have a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa who was born on December 15, 2008.

Lisa is an American and on her father’s ethnic side she is an African- American while on her mother’s side she is a Jewish. She is bi-racial.

Body Measurements, Net worth, and Facts

Lisa is a stunningly gorgeous actress with hourglass shaped figure. She is 1.57m tall. Her looks are beyond the 46 years age tag. She is around 45 kg and has body measurements of 30-23-31 (breast-waist-hip).

Her net worth $16 million is credited to have been earned from playing “The Cosby Show”.

Her sexy and steamy pictures can be found online very easily. Pictures of her and her daughter Zoe Kravitz are very popular too. Her explicit sex scene from the movie Angel Heart can be viewed as well.