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Lenny Kravitz

May 26, 1964

Artistfacts for Lenny Kravitz

  • Kravitz was married to actress Lisa Bonet, who played Denise Huxtible on The Cosby Show. They were married on November 17, 1987 when they took a vacation to Las Vegas. Lenny was 23, and Lisa was 19. On December 1, 1988, Lisa gave birth their only child, a daughter named Zoe Isabella. Kravitz and Bonet separated in 1991, and their divorce was official in 1993. (thanks, Annabelle - Eugene, OR)
  • He produces his own albums and plays most of the instruments himself.
  • His mother is Roxie Roker, who played Helen on the TV show The Jeffersons. She died in 1995.
  • When he started recording, he used the name Romeo Blue.
  • Kravitz is of mixed race. His father is Russian-Jewish NBC TV News reporter Sy Kravitz, his mother was African-American/Cherokee. (thanks, Annabelle - Eugene, OR)
  • As a kid, he acted in commercials.
  • Lenny went to high school in the 90210 Zip Code, the school that inspired the show Beverly Hills, 90210. His classmates included Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon and Slash.
  • He has a house in Miami with '60s retro decor, complete with a white, fur-lined tunnel. Visitors are asked to remove their shoes before entering.
  • For the sake of simplicity, he doesn't wear underwear.
  • In 2000, he was arrested when he fit the description of a bank robber. He will leave the house looking like a slob, and that was one of those days.
  • He appeared on The Simpsons episode "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation," where along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and Brian Setzer, he operates a rock and roll fantasy camp. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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l want ot be a great artist like you and l also want to learn from you so that we could be friends .Am in GhanaFrederick - Kofofidua, Africa
Kravitz is a HUGE CART Racing fan...when the ChampCar World Series raced in Miami, he was in attendance to show his support for the series. He was also featured in a supplement magazine to the magazine "Racer" entiltled "Wide Open."Heather - Manitowoc, Wi