Happy Birthday Lenny Kravitz—May 26, 1964
Posted 5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Happy Birthday Lenny Kravitz—May 26, 1964

 

Conversation Starters

  • Happy Birthday Lenny Kravitz! What’s your favorite album from the guitarist?
  • Wishing Lenny Kravitz a very special birthday! Do you like Kravitz better as an actor or a musician?

 

Fast Facts

  • Born: Leonard Albert Kravitz on May 26, 1964 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Age: 49
  • Kravitz is self-taught on guitar, bass, piano and drums
  • In 1989, Kravitz signed to Virgin records and released his first debut album “Let Love Rule;” he played most of the instruments featured on the album
  • He has released a total of 12 albums and sold over 38 million records in the U.S. alone
  • Kravitz co-wrote and produced Madonna’s 1990 number one song “Just My Love”
  • In 1994 he won a Brit Award for International Male
  • Kravitz’s remake of Guess Who’s “American Woman” was used in the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • In 2003, he started Kravitz Design, a residential, commercial and product design company
  • Kravitz was featured in the film Precious in 2009, playing Nurse John in the film
  • In 2012 he resurfaced on screen as Cinna in The Hunger Games. He will continue the role of Cinna in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Kravitz continues to write music for other artists such as Aerosmith, Mick Jagger and Vanessa Paradis
  • He was ranked number 14 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists and number 93 on their 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists
  • Kravitz has won four Grammys for Best Male Rock Performance
  • He has had 16 singles to make the Billboard Hot 100 and 10 albums to make the Billboard 200

 

Personal

  • He was born in Brooklyn, NY but was raised in LA
  • Kravitz is of African American, Bahamian and Russian-Jewish heritage
  • His mother, Roxie Roker who died of cancer in December 1995, was an actress, and his father Sy Kravitz was a TV producer
  • When he was a child, Kravitz was a member of the California Boys Choir
  • Kravitz attended Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1982
  • He married actress Lisa Bonet in 1987 but they divorced in 1993. They have one daughter together, Zoe, who starred in X-Men: First Class
  • In 2002, Kravitz was engaged to model Adriana Lima but their relationship ended soon after.

 

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