Lisa Bonet’s net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018 speaks volumes about the love she received from audiences all over the globe for her role as Denise Huxtable Kendall in The Cosby Show. After The Cosby Show’s original run from 1984 to 1992, Lisa Bonet even starred in a spinoff called ‘A Different World’ that lasted for one season.
Biography & Wiki
Bonet comes from a family that shares a love for music. Her African-American father is an opera singer and her mother lived her life as a music teacher. Lisa’s parents divorced during her early years. Born in California, Lisa Bonet was born with the birth name ‘Lisa Michelle Boney’.
She later legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon two years after separating from Lenny Kravitz. Lisa and Lenny stumbled upon each other at a time when Lenny Kravitz was nowhere close to fame and was performing under the stage name ‘Romeo Blue’.
Lisa and Lenny married each other in 1987 and ended up with a divorce in 1993 after giving birth to their daughter, Zoe Isabella, in 1988.
Later in 2007, Lisa tied the knot with Jason Momoa after dating for 2 years. The two have been together ever since and have had two children (a daughter and a son) over the years.
Lisa Bonet’s acting career initiated as early as when she was 11 years old. She used to star in commercials at that tender age. Later on, when she was 16, she landed her career-defining role as ‘Denise Huxtable’ in the hit series, ‘The Cosby Show’.
Lisa was fired from the show due to her unprofessional behavior owing to some personal problems and her bitter split with Lenny Kravitz.
However, her career extends to more than just ‘The Cosby Show’. She acted in ‘Angel Heart’ alongside Robert De Niro and Micky Rourke in 1987. Lisa encountered some backlash for her steamy nude scenes in the above-mentioned movie.
After her split with Lenny Kravitz, Lisa’s career went into somewhat of a downward spiral. After her exit from ‘The Cosby Show’, she acted in straight-to-video movies.
However, in 1998, she made a comeback with her role as a supporting character alongside Will Smith in the big-budget movie, ‘Enemy of the State’. Her success continued with her significant part in the year 2000’s drama/romance film, ‘High Fidelity’.
Ever since Lisa has made minor as well as major appearances in movies and TV shows from time to time. Her latest involvement as an actor was with the TV show, ‘Ray Donovan’, where she starred as a recurring character in the 4th season.
Awards & Achievements
Lisa was nominated for three young artist awards for her role as ‘Denise Huxtable’ in ‘The Cosby Show’. In 1989, she won the ‘Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special’ award for her performance in The Cosby Show itself.
In 1988, she even won the ‘Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures’ award for her role in Angel Heart.
Lisa’s acting career features four more nominations for various awards. One nomination was for the Emmy Award owing to her part in ‘The Cosby Show’.
Net Worth of Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet’s net worth million dollars as of 2017 is solely attributed to her acting career. A large chunk of her success comes from ‘The Cosby Show’. However, it cannot be disregarded that Lisa starred in a few major Hollywood productions as well. Her training in the art of acting comes has been attained from the Celluloid actor’s studio in North Hollywood.
Current Wealth Now: more than $18 million
Lisa Bonet has had her fair share of stardom owing to her acting career and is still a well-known name in 2017. Her performance in ‘The Cosby Show’ will always be remembered as one of her best works.