Lilakoi Moon (born Lisa Michelle Bonet; November 16, 1967), known professionally as Lisa Bonet, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Denise Kendall on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, and originally starring in its spinoff A Different World. Bonet was born in San Francisco, California. Her African American father, Allen Bonet, is an opera singer and Texas native; her Jewish mother, Arlene (nee Litman), was a teacher. She has several younger half-siblings. Bonet attended Reseda High School in Reseda, California, and Celluloid Actor's Studio in North Hollywood where she majored in acting.
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