Born November 16, 1967 in San Francisco, California of African-American and Jewish descent, Bonet began attending many auditions at the age of 11 and was cast in several television commercials. At age 16 Boney landed a star role on the hit family sitcom The Cosby Show. She later left the series after two years but returned for short stint. Bonet’s other credits include films like Angel Heart and Enemy of the Stateas well as TV shows like Life on Mars. Bonet has a one child with rock singer Lenny Kravitz and two more with her husband Jason Momoa.