Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) in New York to Bahamian actress Roxie Roker of The Jeffersons and Russian-Jewish TV executive Sy Kravitz.
Lenny Kravitz, is a singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Lenny Kravitz, who is also known as a funky personality cannot be forgotten in a hurry, Lenny showed his significance in the industry through this music and diverse ways.
Lenny Kravitz Biography
Leonard Albert Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964, in New York and he’s the only child of actress Roxie Roker Sy Kravitz. The family moved to California when Lenny turned ten. His father was actually Jewish and his mother has her root from African-American and Afro-Bahamian ancestry.
Lenny’s singing Biography
Lenny started playing the drums and guitar at the age of five, he was influenced by his parents’ love of R&B, jazz, classical, opera and blues. When in Los Angeles, his mother encouraged him to join the California Boys Choir and Metropolitan Choir. He attended Beverly Hills High School, where he was a contemporary of Slash from Guns N’ Roses, graduating in 1982.
In the late 1980s, he returned to New York so he could pursue his musical career. Here he met his ex-wife Lisa Bonet and they got married, They had one child together, a daughter Zoe, but would divorce in 1993.
Lenny Kravitz signed to Virgin in 1989, releasing his debut album “Let Love Rule” that same year. Just like one of his major early influences, Prince, Kravitz played nearly all the instruments on the album. “Let Love Rule” met mixed critical reviews; his second album, “Mama Said”, released two years later, provided him with his major breakthrough.
His third album “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, released in 1994, earned a BRIT award for a best international male artist. Following the release of “5” in 1998 and the single “Fly Away”, Kravitz won the first of four Grammys for Best Male Vocal Rock Performance.
He has also co-written and produced material for various artists such as Madonna, Vanessa Paradis, and Steven Tyler as well as performing on tracks for Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Jay-Z.
He’s well known for his musical career, Lenny has appeared in a number of movies, most notably his screen debut Precious (2009) and most recently The Hunger Games (2012), in which he played the role of Cinna, the soft-spoken designer who turns Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence into a star.
Lenny had a supporting role in Precious (2009) director Lee Daniels’ film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), and reprised his role as Cinna in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).
Lenny Kravitz career Life
Furthermore, talking about his career, Lenny Kravitz teamed up with Henry Hirsch to release his debut album, “Let Love Rule” in 1989. He also launched more albums thereafter. Afterward, he went ahead to release “Mama Said” in 1991, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” in 1993, and “Circus” in 1995.
Also In 2001, he released a self-titled album. Lenny Kravitz also released a new album, “Raise Vibration” in 2018. Some of his other albums like Baptism, Strut, 5, and Black and White America. Mostly,all his songs cover vibes of rock, blues, soul, reggae, funk and R&B genres. For his performance, he has won several and numerous awards including Grammy, MTV award, AMA, and others.
Also, as an actor, he usually plays in a cameo or supporting role. Lenny Kravitz did a voice-over in the film, “The Rugrats Movie” in 1998. Afterward, he appeared in several other TV shows. Then, Lenny acted in “Precious” as Nurse John, which earned him critical praise and nominations for several awards. Some of his other acting projects are “The Hunger Games,” “The Butler,” “Star,” and others.
Moreover, Lenny Kravitz is into designing . He is the founder and CEO of Kravitz Design Inc. It helps in providing services like commercial, residential and product creative direction and design.
Kravitz’s Love life
Lenny Kravitz has been into multiple relationships until now. He has dated many beautiful women.
Firstly, he dated Isis Aruda, who is a Brazilian artist in 2004. From 2003 to 2004, he was in a relationship with gorgeous actress, Nicole Kidman. Before that, he dated Adriana Lima from 2001 to 2003.
In 2002, Adriana and Lenny got engaged.
But they got separated a year after the engagement. Lenny Kravitz dated Kate Moss and Natalie Imbruglia in 1999 and 1998 respectively.
Lenny got married to Lisa Bonet from 1985 to 1993. They exchanged marital vows on November 16, 1987. Together they had a child named Zoë Kravitz. She took up acting, singing and modeling . Lenny also dated talk show host, Chelsea Handler.
Lenny’s net worth
Kravitz who is a renowned singer, song writer and actor is worth $50million( 50 million dollars).