Lisa Bonet is considered one of the most talented Hollywood stars and has received many prestigious award nominations, including the Emmy Awards for Best Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Sand as Best Supporting Actress at the Saturn Awards, and the Young Artist Award for Best Female Superstar in Moving Images Angel Heart. Her first big breakthrough came in 1984 for her role as Denise on the Cosby Show, and although she was later removed from the series, the actress continued to grow.
Who is Lisa Bonet and How Old is She?
On November 16, 1967, Arlene and Allen Bonet welcomed their daughter Lilakoi Moon, who was to be known in the future as actress Lisa Bonet. Lisa is a Californian citizen of mixed ethnicity of African American and Ashkenazi Jews. Lisa was educated at Birmingham High School, which is located in Van Nuys, California. The actress also studied acting at the Celluloid Actors Studio in North Hollywood, where she appeared in the school play.
At the age of 16, the actress began her television career as a guest star named Denise Huxtable in the television series Cosby Show, which turned out to be what she is known for today. She spent about five years on the show, starring famous stars such as Phylica Rashad and Bill Cosby. She later left the show to appear briefly on A Different World, which follows Denise’s life in college. In the same year, she portrayed 17-year-old Epiphany Proudfoot in the film Angel Heart.
In the box-office slaughter film, Lisa Bonet was filmed in various intimate scenes with her co-star Rourke. However, some of these scenes were later censored to ensure the R-rating. She followed up with a topless feature for the magazine Interview. In 1998 she became pregnant and took a break from the spotlight.
After the birth of her child in 1999, she returned to the Bill Cosby show. However, her career on the show suffered an unexpected demise when she was banned from the show shortly after her return, citing creative differences.
The actress then took on her professional name Lisa Bonet in 2005 and took on other acting roles, one of which was “Enemy of Life” with experienced actor Will Smith. She also skillfully took on the role of Mae Evans in the film White Paddy, which featured famous stars such as Sherilyn Fenn, Karen Black, and many others.
Before her career in the film industry, Lisa was a beauty contest and took part in different competitions. As a child, she also appeared in the television series St. Elsewhere.
Lisa Bonet Net Worth
Lisa Bonet has achieved elite status in the acting scene, and so the veteran actress has accumulated the enormous wealth that comes with such a rank. Her net worth is said to be over 16 million dollars, and she is not yet ready to rest on her laurels.
Meet Lisa Bonet’s Parents
Lisa Bonet’s professional career was not without great support from her mother Arlene Litman – an ardent art lover and music teacher who personally taught her daughter music.
Arlene, who was Jewish, married Lisa’s father Allen Bonet without the consent of her family. According to the actress, she was not always treated kindly by her mother’s family because she was mixed and did not look like a typical Jewish girl.
Arlene and Allen didn’t last long. They separated when Lisa was still in kindergarten, which caused Arlene to move to the San Fernando Valley with Lisa. There she raised Lisa as a single mother and sacrificed everything she could to give her a better life. Unfortunately, she did not live long enough to enjoy the benefits of her efforts, as she died on March 3, 1998, at the age of 58. Her death was a blow to the actress.
Lisa’s father, Allen Bonet, was an absent father and could not get along with her. But apparently, she inherited his looks and his talent for the performing arts, as he was a talented opera singer. Allen remarried after the divorce from Lisa’s mother and had 7 other children. He died in 2008.
Husband & Children
Lisa is married to the American actor Jason Momoa, who is 12 years younger than her. The duo met in a jazz club in LA, and Jason, who had a crush on her because of her role as Denise in the Cosby show, quickly recognized her. The two began their collaboration in 2005.
Two years later there were whispers that they were married. It turned out, however, that the lovers did not legally seal their romance until 2017. But that didn’t stop them from having children. The couple welcomed their first child together in 2007, named Lola Iolani Momoa. The following year, they announced the arrival of their son named Nakoa Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.
Lisa Bonet had already had several relationships before Jason, one of them with Damian Marley, son of the famous reggae singer Bob Marley. After their relationship ended, Lisa allegedly dated actor Corey Parker in 1986.
In 1987 she and Lenny Kravitz met in Vegas and soon became friends after they realized that both were of Jewish origin. Lisa, who believed that the relationship was safe for her, became pregnant and gave birth to her first daughter, Zoe Isabella, in 1988. Unfortunately, the relationship ended in 1993.
Zoe Kravitz, Lisa’s first daughter with her ex, re-enacted Lisa’s famous nude pose for the Rolling Stone cover, the same edition for which she posed nude in 1998. She poses naked in the same pose and looked elegant like her mother.
Lisa is quite petite. She is 1.57 m tall and weighs 53 kg. Her husband, however, weighs up to 214 pounds and stands at a height of 1.5 meters. Nevertheless, the two of them look perfect together.