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Lisa Bonet: Bio, family, net worth

Lisa Bonet: Bio, family, net worth

Last updated on: November 28, 2023

Lisa Bonet is an American actress and activist.  She is best known for her acting performances in movies and TV shows like The Cosby Show, A Different World, Angle Heart, High Fidelity, Enemy of the State.


Birth and Early Life

Lisa Bonet was born on November 16, 1967, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Allen, is African-American and her mother, Arlene, is Jewish; both have creative backgrounds in music. Bonet’s dad and mom split whilst she becomes a baby, and her mother raised her as an unmarried parent in the Los Angeles area.

Bonet remembers her experience being a biracial child. “The international wasn’t prepared for what I represented, the merging of these races,” Bonet said in an interview with Porter Edit in 2018. “I didn’t continually sense welcome – in my mom’s own family, in my faculty. So I sheltered myself by constantly withholding a bit due to the fact I didn’t constantly experience safe.”

But Bonet became able to find a feel of protection inside the appearing arts, and after finishing excessive faculty in Van Nuys, California, she determined to primary in performing at the Celluloid Actor’s Studio.

Career Beginning

Bonet’s breakout function was gambling daughter Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which she starred in from 1984 to 1992. She took a short wreck from the display in 1987 to paintings on the first season of A Different World, which depicted her character, Denise, going off to college.

But Bonet turned into craving more complex roles than her squeaky easy characters had to offer on network tv, and 1987 became a massive yr of exchange for Bonet both professionally and personally.

Outside of her work on A Different World, Bonet set her attractions on the huge screen, taking over the sexually racy part of Epiphany Proudfoot inside the horror flick Angel Heart, contrary Mickey Rourke. In helping promote the film, Bonet went topless for Interview mag and responded to the notion of maintaining the healthful photograph that she constructed on The Cosby Show. “My obligation wasn’t to Denise. I felt obligated to myself and my career,” she said.

Around this time, Bonet was rumored to be butting heads with tv patriarch Bill Cosby by means of purportedly criticizing the direction of the show and coming in past due to work — hence, why she turned into “encouraged” to work on A Different World.

But if every person found the younger Bonet to be difficult, she had greater surprises in store. Barely out of her teens, she was given engaged to Lenny Kravitz at 20 and was pregnant with their daughter Zoe. Bonet’s pregnancy avoided her from similarly operating on A Different World, and in 1991, she becomes fired from The Cosby Show.

Among her other larger projects, Bonet starred in Enemy of the State (1998), High Fidelity (2000), Biker Boyz (2003), Whitepaddy (2006), and the television show Life on Mars (2008). More recently, she’s guest-starred on her husband Jason Momoa’s Sundance television series The Red Road in 2014 and Showtime’s Ray Donovan in 2016.

In November 1987 Bonet married rockstar Lenny Kravitz and a month later gave start to their daughter Zoë. Although the couple only lasted six years together, Bonet looks lower back and describes her revel in with Kravitz as “a totally extended time, spiritually and intellectually.”

Today, she and Kravitz are top friends, with the latter sharing vacations with her, their daughter Zoë and Bonet’s new own family with Jason Momoa.

In 2004 Bonet met actor Jason Momoa at a Los Angeles jazz club. The two fell in love and in the end, had youngsters together, daughter Lola Iolani (b. 2007) and later son Nakoa-Wolf (b. 2008). Bonet and Momoa formally married in October 2017 and stay in canyon country outside of Los Angeles.

About their enduring relationship, Bonet has nothing however praise for Momoa, who’s 13 years younger than her. “What’s cool approximately Jason is that he’s an alpha male who stands for love and owns family. And to circle returned to my very own wounds, having an absent father, then to be absolutely met via a man of that stature, is, in reality, incredible,” she said. “Jason embodies a rare form of masculinity in this day and age — he’s a leader; he’s generous. Just in phrases of charisma, physique, the right use of power, responsibility, work ethic, you can pass down the line.”

Know Lisa Bonet bio, career, debut, husband, ex-husband, age, height, awards, favorite things, body measurements, dating history, net worth, car collections, address, date of birth, school, residence, religion, father, mother, children, and much more.

As of July 2024, Lisa Bonet is 56 years and 8 months old, her estimated net worth is $50 million and she stands at a height of 5 feet and 2 inch (157 cm or 1.57 m) tall.


Full Name

Lisa Michelle Bonet


Lilakoi Moon






Angel Heart (1987)


St. Elsewhere (1983)

Best Known for

The Cosby Show (1984-1991)


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Personal life

Date of Birth

16 November 1967


As of 2024, Lisa is 56 years and 8 months old.

Zodiac sign





Birth Place

San Francisco, California, U.S.


Los Angeles

School / College / University

Birmingham High School
Celluloid Actor’s Studio



Race / Ethnicity


African American and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Food Habits



Listening to music


She has 3 tattoos on her body.

Physical Stats & More


  • In feet: 5′ 2″
  • In Centimeters: 157 cm
  • In meters: 1.57 m


  • In kilograms: 53 kg
  • In Pounds: 117 lbs

Body Measurements

32-23-31 inches

Shoe size

8 (US)

Dress size 

2 (US) or 32 (EU)

Bra size 

30 B

Eye color


Hair Color




Lenny Kravitz (1987—1993) (Divorced)

Lisa Bonet with former husband Lenny Kravitz

Jason Mamoa (2007—Present)

Lisa Bonet with husband Jason Mamoa image


Allen Bonet (Opera Singer)


Arlene Bonet (Music Teacher)

Lisa Bonet with mother Arlene Bonet




Zoë Kravitz (Actress)

Lisa Bonet with daughter Zoë Kravitz

Lola Iolani Momoa (daughter)

Lisa Bonet with daughter Lola Iolani Momoa

Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa

Lisa Bonet and Jason Mamoa son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa


Eli Litman (Maternal Grandfather)

Sylvia Ellen Goldvarg (Maternal Grandmother)

Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Jason Momoa

Marriage Date

16 November 1987 (Lenny Kravitz )

15 November 2007 (Jason Momoa)

Affairs or dating history

Damian Marley

Corey Parker (1986)

Lenny Kravitz (1987—1993)

Lisa Bonet with former husband Lenny Kravitz image

Bryan Kest

Jason Momoa (2005—Present)

Lisa Bonet with husband Jason Mamoa

Favorite Things

Favorite Book

Just Kids, or Kiss Me Like A Stranger by Gene Wilder

Favorite Skincare Brand


Money Factor

Net Worth 2024

Lisa Bonet Net Worth

$50 million

Source of Income – Acting

Car collection

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Lisa Bonet interesting and unknown facts

  1. Her name legally changed to Lilakoi Moon in 1995.
  2. Has had a hip-hop album tribute to her by way of the duo Felt (Slug of Atmosphere and Murs of Living Legends) entitled Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet. The first became entitled Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci.
  3. The Lenny Kravitz song “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” became written approximately her.
  4. Former A Different World (1987) co-star Marisa Tomei is the godmother of her daughter Zoë Kravitz.
  5. It turned into mentioned in the 2003 song “Bob” by way of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, which uses palindromic lyrics to parody the 1965 song “Subterranean Homesick Blues” through Bob Dylan: “Lisa Bonet ate no basil”.
  6. Gave start to her first toddler at age 21, a daughter Zoë Kravitz (aka Zoë Isabella Kravitz) on December 1, 1988. The child’s father is her first husband, Lenny Kravitz.
  7. Gave start to her 2nd baby at age 39, a daughter Lola Iolani Momoa on July 23, 2007. The infant’s father is her then-boyfriend [now second husband], Jason Momoa.
  8. Has three kids: a daughter Zoë Kravitz (Zoë Isabella Kravitz; b. December 1, 1988) together with her then-husband, Lenny Kravitz; a daughter Lola Iolani Momoa (b. July 23, 2007) and a son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa (b. December 15, 2008) along with her 2nd husband, Jason Momoa.
  9. (November 3, 2017) Married her 12 years younger boyfriend, Jason Momoa, in an intimate birthday party in early October. They have two children together: 10-year-antique daughter Lola and 8-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf.
  10. She does not personal a television in her domestic nor allows it.
  11. When she appeared semi-nude at the May 1988 cowl of Rolling Stone magazine, (captured by means of Matthew Rolston) she changed into 2 months pregnant with daughter Zoë. As an homage to this striking image, Zoë Kravitz recreated the pose for the November 2018 Issue of Rolling Stone on which she also regarded semi-nude.

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