Zoë Kravitz – Biography, Age, & Career

Zoë Kravitz is an American actress, musician, writer and director whose projects include ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘The Batman.’

Who Is Zoë Kravitz?

Zoë Kravitz is the only child of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be an actress. Her career took off with films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and the TV series “Big Little Lies.” She also starred in and executive produced the series “High Fidelity.” Kravitz is also a musician who has been in two bands. She married actor Karl Glusman in 2019, but filed for divorce the next year.

Early Life and Parents

Zoë Isabella Kravitz was born on December 1, 1988, in Venice, California. Kravitz’s parents are musician and actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Her stepfather is actor Jason Momoa. Kravitz has two younger half-siblings from Bonet and Momoa’s relationship: Lola and Wolf.

Kravitz’s paternal grandmother, Roxie Roker, starred on the classic sitcom The Jeffersons. After Kravitz’s parents split up when she was 2, she spent most of her early childhood surrounded by nature at her mother’s home in the Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles. Their television didn’t have reception, but Kravitz was allowed to watch tapes on a VCR and could rent movies once a week.

At 11, Kravitz moved to live with her father in Miami. She explained in a 2020 interview, “I just wanted to feel normal, and the way my mother was raising me felt very abnormal, even though looking back, it was the coolest.” But the move wasn’t easy. “That was a massive change,” she told Rolling Stone in 2018. “Going from this really quiet house in Topanga, just me and my mom, to my dad’s life, which was very busy — lots of people, lots of assistants.”

Kravitz also felt isolated at school. “I went to a private school in Miami, surrounded by wealthy kids, mostly white,” she explained. “I felt like a freak because my hair was different, and little kids would come up and say, ‘Can I feel your hair?'” Kravitz and her father ended up relocating to New York City, where she enjoyed drama club and took classes at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

Eating Disorders

In her last years of high school, Kravitz developed the eating disorders bulimia and anorexia. She later described some of what she was feeling at the time: “I had this remarkably beautiful skinny mother and a father who was dating a supermodel, and I felt short and ungainly.”

Kravitz underwent therapy and spent several years dealing with the disorders. “I’m okay now,” she said in 2020. “But I am very vigilant. It’s a disease, and I never let myself forget that.”

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