Zoë Kravitz's birthday
Born in Venice, Los Angeles, on December 1st, 1988, to actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz, Zoë Isabella Kravitz soon followed in her parents footsteps and became an American actress, model, and singer. After graduating from high school, Zoë started taking acting lessons at the State University of New York at Purchase, before soon landing her first film role in the 2007 romantic comedy No Reservations, and later was cast in the action thriller The Brave One. Her subsequent roles were in the family drama Birds of America and neo noir comedy Assassination of a High School President (both premiering in 2008.)
In 2010, Kravitz’ following roles were in comedy-drama It’s Kind of a Funny Story and in romantic comedy Beware the Gonzo and teen crime film Twelve. She made her television debut in 2011, appearing in eight episodes of Californication. That year she landed her first role in a big studio franchise movie, X-Men: First Class, which was a box office success. Kravitz was next seen in 2013’s apocalyptic action film After Earth, which didn’t perform well at the box office but was favorably reviewed by the press. In 2014, she was cast in Divergent, a dystopian action film based on the novels with the same name, and reprised her role for the sequel movies, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016.) The first movie was a success and turned Zoë into an international star. Other notable film appearances during this time were in The Road Within (2014,) Good Kill (2014,) Dope (2015,) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015,) Vincent N Roxxy (2016,) and the independent film Adam Green’s Aladdin (2016.) Kravitz joined another big franchise in 2016, landing a part in the Harry Potter spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She also appeared in the series’ second film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in 2018.
In 2017, Zoë returned to television to star in HBO’s drama show Big Little Lies. Her performance was positively reviewed by the critics and led her to be nominated for Black Reel and SAG Awards. Kravitz left the show in 2019 to become the lead of High Fidelity, Hulu’s romantic comedy series, based on the film by the same name. During this time, Kravitz also did voice acting in animated features such as The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018.) Her latest acting roles were in 2020’s romantic musical comedy Viena and the Fantomes and as Catwoman in 2022’s reboot of The Batman, which became a critical and commercial success upon release.
Aside from her acting credits, Kravitz has worked as a fashion model and musician. Starting in 2009, she has been the face of Vera Wang, Alexander Wang, Tiffany & Co., Balenciaga, and Calvin Klein, among others. Zoë has been making music since she was sixteen years old, and was lead vocalist of band Elevator Flight, in 2009, and later formed R&B band Lolawolf. The band has released two albums: Calm Down (2014) and Tenderness (2020.)