Zoe Kravitz Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Zoë Isabella Kravitz (born December 1, 1988; age: 29) is an American actress, model and singer. Her parents are musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.
She is known for her roles in the films X-Men: First Class (2011), After Earth (2013), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Divergent Series (2014-2016).
Kravitz has most recently starred in the award-winning HBO miniseries Big Little Lies (2017-present).
Zoe Kravitz Bio: Age, Early Life, Religion
Kravitz was born in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her parents are both of black and Jewish heritage, and she considers herself to be a secular Jew.
Kravitz’ parents got married in 1987 and divorced in 1993, when she was just five years old. She lived with her mother in Topanga Canyon, California, and after that moved to Miami when she was 11 to live with her dad.
Zoe Kravitz has a younger half-sister, Lola Iolani Momoa, and half-brother, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, who are the children her mother had with Game of Thrones and Justice League actor Jason Momoa, whom she married in October 2017.
Kravitz attended Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, New York, from which she graduated in 2007. That year, she began taking classes at the acting conservatory at Purchase College in New York. After a year, she dropped out of college and moved to Brooklyn, New York, to work as an actress.
Zoe Kravitz Bio: Early Career (2007-2010)
Kravitz’ first film role was as a babysitter in the 2007 romantic comedy No Reservations, which starred Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. That same year, she had a minor role in the crime thriller The Brave One with Jodie Foster.
In 2008, she starred in the music video for Jay-Z’s single “I Know,” and was also featured singing in will.i.am’s music video “We Are The Ones” as a supporter of then-U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Her first major film role as a leading actress was in the 2011 coming-of-age drama Yelling to the Sky, which co-starred Jason Clarke, Gabourey Sidibe and Tim Blake Nelson. She played a troubled teenager from Queens, New York in the film.
In 2010, Kravitz appeared in several films, including the comedy-drama It’s Kind of a Funny Story and the drama Twelve, as well as the teen comedy Beware the Gonzo.
Zoe Kravitz Bio: Breakthrough (2011-Present)
In 2011, Kravitz appeared in eight episodes of the Showtime television series Californication, in which she played a musician named Pearl who is in a band called the Queens of Dogtown.
That year, she also played teen mutant Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class, a prequel to the X-Men franchise.
In 2013, Kravitz starred opposite Will Smith and Jaden Smith in M. Night Shyamalan’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi film After Earth.
Kravitz then followed up her role in X-Men with a part in another major sci-fi film franchise: Divergent (2014), based on Veronica Roth’s trilogy of novels of the same name. Kravitz played Christina, a girl who is friends with Shailene Woodley’s character Tris, and reprised her role in the sequels, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016).
Kravitz then starred with Ethan Hawke and January Jones in the 2014 drama Good Kill. In 2015, Kravitz starred in the comedy-drama film Dope and in the Oscar-winning post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Mad Max: Fury Road.
In 2016, Kravitz starred opposite Emile Hirsch and Zoey Deutch in the action crime-thriller Vincent N Roxxy and in the independent film Adam Green’s Aladdin, which co-starred Alia Shawkat, Natasha Lyonne and Macaulay Culkin.
In 2017, Kravitz voiced Catwoman in The Lego Batman Movie, starred in the thriller Gemini, and also played a main role in the comedy Rough Night alongside Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer and Jillian Bell.
Among Kravitz’ upcoming films are Black Belle, in which she plays a gunslinger in the American Old West. She will also star in the 2018 film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Kravitz will play Leta Lestrange, a believed ancestor of Bellatrix Lestrange who is engaged to Newt Scamander’s brother, Theseus Scamander.
Kravitz most recently played the supporting role of young mother Bonnie Carlson in the 2017 HBO drama miniseries Big Little Lies, based on Australian writer Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel of the same name. Kravitz earned praise for her performance in the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series, which has been renewed for a second season. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgård and Adam Scott co-star in the series.
Zoe Kravitz Interview: ‘Good Kill’
In May 2015, Kravitz sat down with uInterview for an exclusive look at her war drama film Good Kill. The movie tells the story of a drone pilot (played by Ethan Hawke) who shoots down terrorists from a trailer in the middle of the Nevada desert. Kravitz plays Hawke’s co-pilot Vera Suarez who is skeptical and almost despises the drone program that was instituted after the 9/11 attacks.
Kravitz admitted she didn’t know much about drones before landing the role, but said she gained compassion for people who fly drones.
“I knew [drones] were a thing that existed and that they were kind of controversial, and that they were started under the Bush administration and continued with the Obama administration,” Kravitz told uInterview. “I didn’t know much about [the drone program], and I felt like that was a good reason to make a film about it.”
She also gushed over co-star Hawke.
“He’s kind of a dream come true, you know, he’s Ethan Hawke,” said Kravitz. “I grew up watching his films, so it was crazy for me when I realized I was going to be working with him. And he’s such a lovely person and so talented.”
Zoe Kravitz Bio: Music & Modeling Careers, Boyfriends, Social Media, Net Worth, Quotes
Kravitz has modeled for several fashion magazines like French Jalouse and Elle. She also became the face of Vera Wang’s Princess fragrance in 2009. Kravitz also released a jewelry line with Swaovski in 2013.
Kravitz also started making music when she was 16. She fronted the New York/Philadelphia-based band Elevator Fight, which she created in 2009.
Years later, Kravitz formed the band Lolawolf while in Los Angeles shooting the 2015 movie The Road Within. Lolawolf released an eponymous EP in 2013. The band was named after Kravitz’s younger siblings, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf.
Kravitz’s Twitter username is @ZoeKravitz, and she is also on Instagram as @zoeisabellakravitz. She has reportedly been dating American actor Karl Glusman since October 2016.
Kravitz’s net worth is estimated at $4 million.
“Im a total weirdo and have often felt like an outcast and a freak, and I love that. It makes things so much more exciting.”
“I think it’s important to represent black women and our natural hair. Not wearing a weave is totally beautiful and acceptable.”
“When you’re making an independent film and you care about it so much you do all the prep work beforehand.”