Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

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59 age

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May 26, 1964 Birthday

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New York, New York, U.S. Birthplace

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Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He made a splash with his debut rock-soul album "Let Love Rule" in 1989 and has continued to have success with hit songs including "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", "Are you Gonna Go My Way" and "Fly Away." In addition to his musical success Kravitz has had supporting roles in the films "Precious", "The Hunger Games", and "The Butler."


Lenny Kravitz began his musical career calling himself "Romeo Blue." Lenny Kravitz was married to actor Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show) from 1987 to 1993 and their daughter is actor Zoe Kravitz. Lenny Kravitz is a vegan and grows much of his own food on land he owns in the Bahamas and Brazil.

Early Life

Leonard Albert Kravitz was born in 1964 in New York, the only child of television producer Sly Kravitz and actor Roxie Roker. He had an early interest in music and began playing the drums and guitar before he was 10. In 1974 his mother won the role of Helen Willis on the television show "The Jeffersons" and the family moved to Los Angeles. Lenny continued his musical education, joining the California Boys Choir and learning to play the bass and piano. After graduating from Beverly Hills High school he left home to pursue a career in music. He ended up in New York where he met recording engineer Henry Hirsch. The two had similar musical sensibilities and began a successful collaboration lasting decades.