Started taking acting lessons when she was 13 years old and had a guest-starring role in the series St. Elsewhere, which led to a recurring role on the CBS sitcom The Two of Us.
Landed star-making role of Denise Huxtable on the popular family sitcom The Cosby Show in 1984 when she was 16 years old; starred in the spin-off series A Different World three years later.
Met first husband Lenny Kravitz, a then-unknown, struggling musician who went by the name of Romeo Blue, at a New Edition concert in 1985; they eloped in Las Vegas in 1987, on her 20th birthday.
Legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon in 1995, even though she continues to use her birth name for entertainment purposes.
Devotes her time to several charitable causes, including Venice H.E.A.R.T. (Hearing Each Other and Responding Together), a mentoring organization she and several of her artist/activist friends created to help students at a Venice Beach, CA, high school.
2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee
1986, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
Allen Boney — Father
Lenny Kravitz — Ex-husband
Bryan Kest — Ex-significant Other
Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa — Son
Zoë Kravitz — Daughter
Arlene Litman — Mother
Lola Iolani Momoa — Daughter
Jason Momoa — Husband
Birth Place: San Fernando, California, United States