Leonard Albert Kravitz is an American singer and song writer. He was born on 26th May 1964 in Manhattan, New York to Sy Kravitz and Roxie Roker. His father was a television news producer at NBC while his mother was an actress. He is the only child.
Kravitz grew up in Manhattan where he joined P.S. 6 elementary school.
Lenny Kravitz Career Details
When growing up, Kravitz developed intense interest in music. He used to assemble and play makeshift drums as early as he was three. At the age of five, his interest in music grew and it is then that he began playing drums, and later the guitar. He used to listen to jazz, classical, opera, blues, gospel and R&B while he was young as those where his parents’ favorite genres
His love for music did not go unnoticed as his parents became very supportive. They took Kravitz to a lot of shows and also saw to it that he met big shots in the industry. Lenny’s father, who also doubled up as a jazz promoter had many friends in the music industry. He leveraged on his network to get Kravitz the exposure he needed.
In 1974, Kravitz’s mother landed a role in Hollywood. The family then relocated to Los Angeles. While there, Kravitz joined the California Boys Choir.
In Los Angeles, Kravitz developed interest in rock. At one point, he says the cool style, the girls and the lifestyle in rock attracted him. He also had other influencers musically including Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers among others.
In 1989 and after years of toil and tours, Kravitz released his debut album ‘Let Love Rule’ under Vintage Records. The album was a moderate hit in the US but it got people talking. In Europe and other parts, the album was an instant hit. Kravitz got tremendous deals from the release of his album.
From then on, he continued to grow and advance, perfecting his trade and discovering new horizons. He produced hit after hit that saw him into fame and wealth. Some of his albums include Let love Rule (1989), Mama Said (1991), Circus (1995), Greatest Hits (2000), Lenny (2001), Baptism (2004), It Is Time for a Love Revolution (2008), Strut (2014), and Raise Vibration (2018).
Kravitz is an avid player of nearly all music instruments, a lead and backup vocalist, producer and actor. He has featured in highly ranked music videos doing different roles. He is a talented musician and actor.
Kravitz has also had a thriving career in the film industry. In 1998, he played the newborn baby voice in The Rugrats movie. He went on to play a cameo role in Zoolander in 2001. In 2004, he guest-starred in Rebelde, won an award for best ensemble when he acted in Precious (2009) and in 2010, he landed a supporting role in The Hunger Games.
Kravitz is full of adventure. In 2003, he founded the Kravitz Design Inc. the company is based in New York and focusses on creative direction and design.
Lenny Kravitz Education Details
While in Los Angeles, Kravitz attended Beverly Hills High School. In 1978, he got the chance to join the school’s music program and there, he taught himself how to play the piano and bass. At the same time, Kravitz took up roles as an actor in television commercials.
Lenny Kravitz And Lisa Bonet Were Married
Kravitz parents divorced in 1985, something that did not auger well with the musician. In the same year, he met Lisa Bonet and the two became close friends. Two years later, the two became lovers and Kravitz moved in with Bonet in her house in New York. The two lovebirds wedded on November 16th 1987 in Las Vegas with the date coinciding with Bonet’s 20th birthday.
Kravitz and Bonet had a daughter, Zoe Isabella Kravitz, born in 1988. She grew up to become an actress, model and singer. In 1993, the two divorced amicably and Kravitz went on to date model Vanessa Paradis until 1997. Later, he got into a relationship with Adriana Lima, a Brazilian model. The two got engaged in 2002 but the engagement was called off a few months later. In 2003, he dated Nicole Kidman, an Australian actress, a relationship that lasted only up to 2004.
Lenny Kravitz’s interests span across different industries. He has income from photography, films, television commercials, music and fashion amongst others. His net worth is estimated to be $40 million while his annual income is estimated to be about $4 million.
Lenny Kravitz House
Lenny Kravitz owns a house in Miami, Florida and lives in New York City.
Lenny Kravitz Body Measurements
He is 174cm tall and weighs 73 kilo. He has black curly hair sporting an afro style, black-brown skin, dark brown eyes and a beard.
Lenny Kravitz Ethnicity, Religion, Zodiac
He is a Gemini of multiracial ethnicity and a Christian. He smokes regularly
Currently, Kravitz is single.