Lisa Bonet Net Worth, Biography and Career

admin January 17, 2020
Updated 2020/01/17 at 8:48 AM
Lisa Bonet Net Worth
Lisa Bonet Net Worth

Lilikoi Moon, who was born Lisa Michelle Bonet, is an American actress by profession. She was born on the 16th of November, 1967, in San Francisco, California, U.S. She is most popular for her performance in the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, where she played Denise Huxtable.

The show was originally broadcast from 1984 – 1992. She is also known for her appearance in the first season of the show’s spin-off comedy, A Different World (1987 – 1988). Lisa Bonet is currently aged 53 years old. Lisa Bonet Net Worth is estimated at $16 million.

Lisa Bonet Early Life

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, U.S. Lisa’s father is an African-American opera singer from Texas, his name is Allen Bonet. While her mother, Ariene (née Litman), is a Jewish music teacher. Bonet has a lot of younger step-siblings.

For her education, Bonet attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. Later on, she went to the Celluloid Actor’s Studio in North Hollywood where her major was in acting.

Lisa Bonet Career Life

As a child, Bonet participated in beauty competitions and also appeared in guest spots on TV series. Eventually, she landed the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Denise Huxtable was the second oldest child of her parents played by Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby.

However, Bonet briefly left The Cosby Show in 1987, to feature in the spin-off series A Different World, which focused on Denise’s college life. In the same year, Bonet, then 19, acted the role of 17-year-round old Epiphany Proudfoot in the movie Angel Heart opposite Mickey Rourke.

In the movie, several seconds of a sex scene which she shared with Rourke (filmed when Bonet was 18), were edited to ensure an R rating. Bonet left the series after she announced her pregnancy during the run of A Different World. The following year, she went back to The Cosby Show, but in April 1991, she was fired due to “creative differences”. Thereafter, Bonet proceeded to appear in direct-to-video releases and made-for-television movies.

In September 1992, Bonet was the host of “Why Bother Voting?”, an election special that focused on the apathy and concerns of young voters. Lisa Bonet net worth and career were increasing as she had supporting roles in the 1998 film Enemy of the State and the 2000 film High Fidelity. In the year 2003, Bonet played the role of Queenie in Biker Boyz, which reunited her with her A Different World co-star Kadeem Hardison.

In 2005, Lisa Bonet was a co-star in the film Whitepaddy. Although Bonet did not get subsequent film roles until 2014’s Road to Paloma, she, however, made a couple of appearances in episodes of TV dramas and comedies, starting in 2008 in the American version of the British TV series – Life on Mars. She also has a recurring role in the 2014 – 2015 series The Red Road, wherein Jason Momma her partner and future husband also starred.

Lisa Bonet Personal Life

Bonet had a relationship with American rock singer Lenny Kravitz. On Bonet’s birthday on November 16, 1987, she eloped with him. Bonet recalled of their relationship:“It was interesting when we were first finding out about each other, that our backgrounds were so similar.

When I first told him my mom was Jewish, and he said “So’s my dad,” I thought that was both unusual and enchanting. I felt like, “Okay, here’s someone who really knows how it is.” And I think I trusted him a little more with my feelings and let him inside a little more than I ordinarily would have”.

On December 1, 1988, Lisa Bonet gave birth to their daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz. The couple however divorced in 1993. Bonet legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon in 1995. Nonetheless, she still maintains Lisa Bonet as her professional name. Bonet’s next relationship began in 2005 with actor Jason Momoa.

It is generally thought that Bonet and Momoa tied the knot on November 15, 2007. However, their marriage was only made official in October 2017. Bonet gave birth to two children for Momoa. Their first child is a daughter born in July 2007, and their second child is a son born in December 2008.

In a 1990 interview on The Phil Donahue Show, Bonet said that vaccines could potentially “introduce alien microorganisms into our children’s blood” that could cause “cancer, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, [and] sudden infant death syndrome.”

Lisa Bonet Filmography

Lisa Bonet’s achievements have come from her career in films, Television series, TV shows, and even as a music video director. A list of some of her appearances includes (1987) Angel Heart, (1993) Bank Robber, (1994), Final Combination, (1998) Enemy of the State, (2000).

High Fidelity, (2003) Biker Boyz, (2005) Whitepaddy, (2013) Road to Paloma, (1983) St. Elsewhere, (1984–91) The Cosby Show, (1985) Tales from the Darkside, (1987–89) A Different World Denise, (1991) “Stand By My Woman” by Lenny Kravitz.

Lisa Bonet Awards and Recognitions

Bonet has a list of awards and nominations for her career exploits. Some of these include the 1988 Young Artist Award, 1988 Saturn Award, 1988 Emmy Award, 2001 Black Reel Awards, the 2006 TV Land Awards, and a host of other nominations and recognitions.

Lisa Bonet Net Worth

Lisa Bonet net worth is estimated at $16 million. Not much is known about her financial and asset details. She currently has no houses listed, and no particular luxurious car has been associated with her. Her assets and properties are equally not known to the public,  likewise her holiday destinations and such.


Lisa Bonet has managed to balance her career life with her family life. This is one of the major challenges most celebrities face together. Lisa Bonet net worth is quite substantial and she has accrued this from different sources, most especially from her acting career.

Her highest-grossing movies are Enemy of the State, High Fidelity & Biker Boyz. She lives in San Francisco, California, United States.

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