Historical records matching Zoë Isabella Kravitz
About Zoë Isabella Kravitz
The daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, actress Zoe Kravitz took her first major feature bow in the 2007 romanic comedy No Reservations, followed soon after by a turn in the Jodie Foster revenge thriller The Brave One.
Kravitz was born on December 1, 1988 in Venice Beach, California, at the canal-front home of her parents, actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz. Her paternal grandmother, actress Roxie Roker, was of African American and Bahamian descent (and a second cousin of meteorologist Al Roker), and her maternal grandfather, Allen Bonet, is African American. Her paternal grandfather, Sy Kravitz, and maternal grandmother, Arlene Litman, were both Jewish. Zoë Kravitz identifies as a secular Jew. Her parents married in 1987 and divorced six years later, in 1993, when she was five. She lived with her mother until age eleven, and then lived with her father, while spending summers with her mother.
In 2007, Kravitz made her feather film debut in No Reservations, which starred Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart. That same year she played a teenage prostitute in the action thriller The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster and Terrance Howard. Kravitz completed work on both films during her final year at high school.
She starred in Jay-Z's music video for the single "I Know" in 2008, and was featured singing in will.i.am's music video, "We Are The Ones", in support of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. That year Kravitz appeared in the film Birds of America, a dramedy about a dysfunctional family starring Matthew Perry. She co-starred in the independent ensemble drama The Greatest, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Kravitz played a character addicted to grief counseling groups.
Kravitz completed work on the coming-of-age film, Yelling to the Sky, in 2009, starring with Gabourey Sidibe and Tim Blake Nelson. The directorial debut of Victoria Mahoney, it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2011. Kravitz played Sweetness O'Hara, a troubled 17-year-old from Queens, New York.
In 2010, she appeared in It's Kind of a Funny Story, a coming-of-age film adapted from the 2006 novel by Ned Vizzini. Also that year, Kravitz appeared in Twelve, adapted from the cult novel of the same name by Nick McDonell, about a group of wealthy and reckless teens from the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Kravitz starred as Evie Wallace, a high school sex columnist, in the teen comedy Beware the Gonzo. The film premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
In 2011, she appeared in a six-episode arc of the Showtime television series Californication, playing Pearl, an uninhibited musician who recruits Becca (cast-member Madeleine Martin) into her all-girl band, Queens of Dogtown. Kravitz next was cast to star in Fury Road, by Australian filmmaker George Miller, set shortly after the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Originally scheduled to begin shooting in Australia in early 2011, production was postponed to 2012.
She co-starred as Angel Salvadore, one of the superhuman teen mutants, in X-Men: First Class, based on the Marvel Comics characters the X-Men. The film is a prequel to the X-Men film series, and is set in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kravitz filmed in London and performed wire work for her role, to simulate her character's ability to fly. In late 2011, she also completed work on the film The Boy Who Smells Like Fish, starring opposite Douglas Smith. Kravitz will co-star in After Earth, alongside Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, and Isabelle Fuhrman. The M. Night Shyamalan-directed film will be released in 2013.