Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Isabella Kravitz is born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is an actress, singer and model. Recently, she used stage name Lolawolf for her musical career. She is known for her roles in the films The Brave One, No Reservations, X-Men: First Generation, Divergent and also for her role in the series Californication.

Early Life

She is the daughter of actor and musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.

Kravitz was born in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, in the canal-front home of his mother and father, actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz. Her paternal grandmother, the actress Roxie Roker was a Bahamian-American and raw Al Roker, and his maternal grandfather, Allen Bonet, is African American.

Kravitz’s parents were married in 1987 and divorced six years later, in 1993, when she was five years old. She lived with his mother until eleven, after that she lived with his father, while summers were spent with his mother. Kravitz attended the Miami Country Day School in Miami, Florida, and then the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, New York, where she graduated in 2007. She began college that year, studying acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase. She left college after one year and moved to Brooklyn to work in film.

Career

Kravitz played ın her first film in 2007 in the film No Reservations starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. That year she played a teenage prostitute in the action thriller The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard. Kravitz completed work on two films during her senior year in high school.

She starred in the music video for Jay-Z “I Know” in 2008, and sang in the video for will.i.am “We Are The Ones”, to support the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama. That year, Kravitz appeared in the movie The Birds of America, a dramatic comedy about a disfunctional family starring Matthew Perry. She co-starred in the independent drama The Greatest, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2009. Kravitz played an addict groups emotional support services character.

She took her part in the film Yelling to the Sky in 2009, starring Gabourey Sidibe and Tim Blake Nelson. Kravitz played Sweetness O’Hara, a troubled 17 year old girl from Queens, New York.

In 2010, she appeared in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a film adapted from the novel by Ned Vizzini 2006. Same year, Kravitz appeared in Twelve, an adaptation of the novel by Nick McDonell name, which is about a group of rich and reckless Upper East Side of Manhattan teenagers. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2010. Kravitz played the role of Evie Wallace, a sex columnist in high school, in the teen comedy Beware the Gonzo. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.

Jesse McCartney, Kravitz, Bryan Goluboff and Ezra Miller at the premiere of Beware the Gonzo

In 2011, she appeared in six episodes of the series Californication, playing Pearl, uninhibited music that recruits Becca (Madeleine Martin) on his girl band, Queens of Dogtown. Kravitz was chosen by Australian film director George Miller to star in Fury Road. Originally it planned to start shooting in Australia in early 2011, but production was postponed until 2012.

Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore
Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore

She co-starred in the film X-Men: first generation, playing Angel Salvadore, a teenage mutant with superhuman abilities. The film is a prequel to the film series X-Men, and is set in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kravitz filmed in London and practiced for his role Wire fu to simulate their ability to fly.

Zoe Kravitz in Divergent
Zoe Kravitz in Divergent

She costarred in Divergent in 2014, an adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name Divergent. Where she played Christina, a character in a futuristic society divided into five factions, with Shailene Woodley protagonist of the film, directed by Neil Burger. In 2015 she resumed her role as Christina in the sequel Insurgent.

Zoe is recently confirmed to be in next Fantastic Beasts episode this November.