Lenny Kravitz: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)


Lenny Kravitz has one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry. The 51-year-old may have been around the block a few times, but he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. However, despite the fact that Kravitz has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Lenny Kravitz. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: Fame Runs in His Blood. In fact, Kravitz’s mother is none other than actress Roxie Roker. Roker is most recognizable for her role in The Jeffersons as Helen Willis. Roker has also been featured in television shows such as Punky Brewster, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, A Different World, and The Love Boat.

Number Fourteen: His Daughter Inherited His Talent. Kravitz’s daughter is Zoe Kravitz, who is known for her skills as an actor as well as her romantic forays with other celebrities. Zoe has been connected to actors Michael Fassbender and Penn Badgley. Zoe also does some modeling.

Number Thirteen: He Shares Heritage With His Ex-Wife. Kravitz was married to actress Lisa Bonet until 1993, and in fact, the two bonded over their shared heritage of being half African-American and half Russian-Jewish.

Number Twelve: He Used a Bisexual Friend as Inspiration for His Hunger Games Role. Kravitz played the role of Cinna, Katniss’ stylist, in The Hunger Games. However, Kravitz was unfamiliar with the story when he was cast, so he had to draw inspiration. He used his bisexual friend to channel the androgynous character of the role.

Number Eleven: He Wrote a Song About Nicole Kidman. In case you didn’t know, Kravitz and Kidman used to date, and Kravitz’s song titled “Lady” is actually about her! However, he has admitted that the reality of he and Kidman’s romance isn’t as nice as the song might imply.

Number Ten: He Wrote His First Song When He Was Seven. Kravitz wrote a song titled “I Love You, Baby” when he was just seven years old.

Number Nine: He Lived Across the Street From Joe Namath. Kravitz grew up across the street from Joe Namath, and the two even used to play catch together. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Lenny Kravitz, coming soon!