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The Cosby Show

Lisa Bonet

Denise Huxtable

Lisa Bonet has been a working actress since she was 11, when she began doing commercials in Los Angeles and New York. She was 16 when she won the role of Denise Huxtable. Four years later, though, Bonet's good-girl image began to erode when she married rocker Lenny Kravitz and had a daughter -- then appeared in the controversial voodoo flick Angel Heart. She left The Cosby Show, but reappeared as Denise in the spinoff A Different World. Personal problems prompted her exit from A Different World, and Bonet rejoined the regular Cosby Show cast from 1989 to 1992, when the series ended.

Since Cosby ended she has appeared in several feature films including 1998's Enemy of the State, and went on to further acclaim for her performance in 2000's High Fidelity.

Character Bio

Denise is unique and is the most rebellious of the Huxtable children. Her travels along the road to self-discovery take her to an amazing variety of places: first to Hillman College, then to Africa, then back home again with a brand-new Navy lieutenant husband and 4-year-old step-daughter. Although Cliff admires her spirit, he and Clair sometimes question her choices.

The Cosby Show TV Schedule

Saturday
October 4
2:00pm
Dance Mania
Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show.
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2:30pm
The Locker Room
Theo worries when a locker-room gossip asks Vanessa out.
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3:00pm
The Show Must Go On
Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville show.
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3:30pm
Bookworm
An unprepared Cliff tries to bluff his way through a meeting of Clair's book club.
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4:00pm
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Disharmony results when Rudy, who has her heart set on the cymbals, is asked to play the violin.
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4:30pm
The Visit
Theo feels uncomfortable about visiting his friend Jake, who's in the hospital with cancer.
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5:00pm
The Drum Major
Vanessa wants to be her school's first female drum major.
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5:30pm
Dance Mania
Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show.
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6:00pm
The Locker Room
Theo worries when a locker-room gossip asks Vanessa out.
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6:30pm
The Show Must Go On
Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville show.
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Sunday
October 5
2:00pm
Bookworm
An unprepared Cliff tries to bluff his way through a meeting of Clair's book club.
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2:30pm
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Disharmony results when Rudy, who has her heart set on the cymbals, is asked to play the violin.
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3:00pm
The Visit
Theo feels uncomfortable about visiting his friend Jake, who's in the hospital with cancer.
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3:30pm
The Drum Major
Vanessa wants to be her school's first female drum major.
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4:00pm
Waterworks
Cliff claims that he can replace a broken pipe, but the family doubts he has the skills to complete the task.
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4:30pm
Once Upon A Time
The Huxtables act out Rudy's story in which the Nasty People declare war on the Happy People.
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5:00pm
Pentanque
Cliff endures freezing temperatures to challenge his friend to the bocce-like game of petanque.
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5:30pm
Trust Me
Clair counsels her TV-reporter friend, whose husband thinks she's fooling around with the celebrities she interviews.
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6:00pm
Home for the Weekend
The family is glad to have Denise home for a long-awaited visit.
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6:30pm
The Prom
Theo and his buddies are determined to impress their prom dates.
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Saturday
October 11
4:00pm
Gone Fishin'
Theo reels in the body of a mobster during a fishing trip.
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4:30pm
Together Again and Again
Denise announces she will not return to Hillman.
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5:00pm
The Physical
A nervous Cliff prepares for his annual physical checkup.
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5:30pm
Rudy's All Nighter
Rudy holds sway over the house when a friend sleeps over.
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6:00pm
Move It
The family wants better accommodations for Elvin and expectant Sondra.
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