The entertainment world has a rather clumsy taste of the versatile Lenny Kravitz, who is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Kravitz often portrayed as a funky personality, can’t be forgotten in a hurry after proving his importance in the business. There is so much to know about the award-winning rock musician, who is also known for his outstanding role in Hunger Games.
Lenny Kravitz Bio, Age
Lenny Kravitz was born on 26 May 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of his parents. At the age of five, he developed an interest in music and began playing drums and other instruments. As a father, who was a jazz promoter, he heard rhythm and blues as well as jazz music. Later he decided to join the choir as he grew older.
After his family moved to Los Angeles in 1974, Kravitz became a member of the California Boys Choir, where he demonstrated his unique talent for various types of musical instruments. It was his love of music that brought him to Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles, where he completed a music program in 1978. In Beverly Hills, he learned to play the piano all by himself and also got to know rock and heavy metal bands. He also made the decision to become a pop star during his studies at the renowned Academy.
After school, it was time to get fully involved in his career, and Kravitz, who had a great admiration for “David Bowie” at the time, called himself “Romeo Blue” and began making music in the style of the late prince. His style was not much appreciated in the mainstream world. In the fight for a platform, he later crossed the paths of Henry Hirsch, a sound engineer who helped him record a demo ‘Romeo Blue’ in New Jersey. Hirsch was the only one interested in his musical style at the time.
His first album was developed with the help of his producer friend Hirsch, with his father paying for his studio time. In the course of his recording, Kravitz came into contact with the talented saxophonist Karl Denson, who worked with the singer for up to 5 years after his song “Let Love Rule”. That was after signing a record deal with Virgin Records. The album consisted of rock, funk and a mixture of 60’s vibe, just the way he loved it. It was followed by ‘Justify My Love’, which Kravitz wrote in collaboration with Ingrid Chevez.
In the early 90s, Kravitz released more albums. He worked with French singer Vanessa Paradis in 1991 to release a self-stressed album. His second album, Mama Said, which he dedicated to his ex-wife, was also released in 1991 and he floated. Kravitz, also a songwriter, wrote for the pop group Aerosmith and also worked with Al Green and Curtis Mayfield.
Lenny Kravitz with Jennifer Lawrence at the Hunger Games
He kept making waves until he experienced a full explosion in 1998. That year Kravitz released another album, ‘5’, which was the main album that made him a big celebrity as it contained most of his greatest singles. He released another hit album Lenny in 2001 and received many awards. His next album It is Time for a Love Revolution was released in 2008, after which he took a long break due to illness.
He returned to the big screen in 2010 when he was cast as Cinna in the movie “Hunger Games”. It was also during this time that he released another album, Black and White America.
His Net Worth, Achievements
Lenny Kravitz basks in wealth and awards that are truly deserved for a man dedicated to his craft and talent. His net worth is estimated at 40 million dollars, which is very reassuring for a man of his caliber. Kravitz’s music gained a wide reach around the world and great wealth for the singer. He has also received some endorsements, all of which contribute to his enviable net worth.
He has received four Grammy awards for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” in his own right, which he received successively from 1999 to 2002. For his great importance, he was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters, the highest cultural award in France.
Kravitz owns Kravitz Design Inc., which he founded in 2003. The company deals with product design.
Family – Parents, Wife, Daughter
Kravitz was born at a time when racism still had a strong influence on society. For this reason, he had a difficult childhood which was misunderstood as many things. However, he had the best a child could wish for and was showered with all the love and support by his rich parents Sy Kravitz, his Jewish father who was a television producer, and Roxie Roker, his Bahamian mother who also worked in showbiz.
Kravitz found love at a time when he was deeply hurt by his parents’ divorce in 1985. Towards the end of the heartbreaking episode, he met the actress Lisa Bonet, who worked on the popular The Cosby Show. A platonic friendship soon turned into a romantic relationship and the two soon decided to take their love to the next level.
The couple tied the knot in 1987 and the following year they welcomed a daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz. Isabella shared the same dream with her parents and became a singer, actress, and model. Six years after her wedding, Kravitz and Bonet separated in 1993.
Lenny Kravitz’s Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Like his career, Kravitz has a pretty great body that basks in great stamina. He stands at an average height of 1.7m, which is proportional to his weight of 73kg. Not to forget his distinctive biceps, which measure 38 cm and give his chest of 102 cm a perfect balance.