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Precious DVD Rocker Lenny Kravitz makes his film debut starring in this 2009 indie adaptation... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Leonard Albert Kravitz Died:
Born: May 26, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession:

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A rock singer-songwriter whose multicultural background matched his effortless blending of music genres, Lenny Kravitz incorporated elements of soul, funk, R&B, glam, Motown and rock-n-roll to create a sound of his very own. Briefly known as "Romeo Blue," Kravitz achieved notoriety for his elopement with "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) actress Lisa Bonet, but their union ultimately inspired his music at the peak of his musical fame. He recorded a string of successful albums, including 1989's Let Love Rule, 1991's Mama Said, 1993's Are You Gonna Go My Way, 2001's Lenny and 2011's Black and White America, as well as scored several hit singles, including "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," "Are You Gonna Go My Way," "Fly Away," and "Lady." Accruing multiple Grammys, a global reputation as a style icon and an illustrious career as a producer, songwriter and musician-for-hire, the cooler-than-cool Kravitz also notched acclaimed screen roles in "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" (2008) and "The Hunger Games" (2012). A virtuoso in the style of Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz became one of the modern era's great rock stars on the strength of his supreme talent and vintage-but-modern,...

A rock singer-songwriter whose multicultural background matched his effortless blending of music genres, Lenny Kravitz incorporated elements of soul, funk, R&B, glam, Motown and rock-n-roll to create a sound of his very own. Briefly known as "Romeo Blue," Kravitz achieved notoriety for his elopement with "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) actress Lisa Bonet, but their union ultimately inspired his music at the peak of his musical fame. He recorded a string of successful albums, including 1989's Let Love Rule, 1991's Mama Said, 1993's Are You Gonna Go My Way, 2001's Lenny and 2011's Black and White America, as well as scored several hit singles, including "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," "Are You Gonna Go My Way," "Fly Away," and "Lady." Accruing multiple Grammys, a global reputation as a style icon and an illustrious career as a producer, songwriter and musician-for-hire, the cooler-than-cool Kravitz also notched acclaimed screen roles in "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" (2008) and "The Hunger Games" (2012). A virtuoso in the style of Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz became one of the modern era's great rock stars on the strength of his supreme talent and vintage-but-modern, new-Bohemian ethos.

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 Precious (2009)
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 Zoolander (2001) (Cameo Appearance)
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 Rugrats Movie, The (1998) Voice Of Newborn Baby
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1974:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA after his mother landed a role on "The Jeffersons" (CBS)
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Sang with the California Boys Choir for three years
1979:
Moved out of his parents' house at 15 and lived on the streets; briefly took up residence at singer Teena Marie's home
1989:
Released his debut album "Let Love Rule"
1990:
Co-wrote (with Ingrid Chavez) and produced the song "Justify My Love" for Madonna
1991:
Released his second album "Mama Said," which included Kravitz' breakout single "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over"
1993:
Gained international fame for his third album "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and the hit title track
1995:
Released his fourth studio album "Circus"
1998:
Released the Grammy Award-winning album "5"
1998:
Made his first foray into acting by contributing his voice in the animated feature "The Rugrats Movie"
1999:
Recorded a cover of The Guess Who's No. 1 single "American Woman" for the "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" soundtrack
2000:
Landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with his "Greatest Hits" album
2009:
Received critical praise for his feature acting debut as Nurse John, the title character's friend, in the film adaptation of Sapphire's novel "Precious"
2011:
Released his ninth album "Black and White America"
2012:
Landed the role of Cinna, Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) creative stylist in the feature film adaptation of "The Hunger Games"
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: - 1982

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