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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

Sunday
November 2
6:00am
Play It Again, Russell
The family worries that Russell is losing his musical chops after a disappointing performance with his old band.
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6:36am
Full House
An overworked and exhausted Cliff's plans for sleeping late are thwarted by his ever-present family.
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7:12am
Close To Home
A colleague's family problems give Cliff a renewed appreciation of his own home life.
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7:48am
A Touch of Wonder
A car accident on an icy road alarms the Huxtables -- until they learn that the passenger in the other car is Stevie Wonder.
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8:24am
Theo's Holiday
The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life.
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4:00pm
An Early Spring
As math teacher Mrs. Westlake prepares to give birth, Theo and Cockroach struggle with preparing for a tough test.
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4:30pm
The Card Game
Cliff's college English professor, volunteers to fill in for an important pinochle game against Cliff's father.
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5:00pm
Off to the Races
Cliff and his college track rival Tailwind Turner team up for a charity race and find themselves facing a former Olympic medalist.
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5:30pm
Denise's Decision
Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.
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6:00pm
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.
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6:32pm
A Touch of Wonder
A car accident on an icy road alarms the Huxtables -- until they learn that the passenger in the other car is Stevie Wonder.
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7:05pm
Theo's Holiday
The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life.
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Sunday
November 9
6:00am
Food For Thought
When a family friend has a heart attack, Clair challenges Cliff to give up his beloved high-fat comfort foods.
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6:36am
Golden Anniversary
The entire clan gathers to celebrate Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary. Guest Star: The Count Basie Orchestra
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7:12am
Man Talk
Theo asks his for his parents' advice when he runs into girl trouble at school.
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7:48am
Mother May I?
Vanessa does her best to get around Clair's ban on wearing make-up to school.
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8:24am
The March
When Theo has to write a paper about the March on Washington, The Huxtable and Hanks grandparents share their experience.
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2:30pm
Theo's Flight
Theo and Cockroach decide that their main purpose in life is to fly.
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3:00pm
Vanessa's Rich
When Vanessa is accepted into the pep squad, her family's wealth causes her to be labeled a stuck-up rich girl.
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3:36pm
Denise Gets A D
Denise's difficulties in school create tension at home, especially around straight-A sister Sondra.
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4:12pm
A Girl and Her Dog
Rudy and Peter discover that pet care is a serious responsibility when they take in a lost dog.
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4:48pm
War Stories
Russell and Homer bring an army buddy to the Huxtable house, and soon the war stories are flying back and forth.
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5:24pm
Food For Thought
When a family friend has a heart attack, Clair challenges Cliff to give up his beloved high-fat comfort foods.
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6:00pm
Golden Anniversary
The entire clan gathers to celebrate Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary. Guest Star: The Count Basie Orchestra
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6:32pm
Man Talk
Theo asks his for his parents' advice when he runs into girl trouble at school.
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7:05pm
Mother May I?
Vanessa does her best to get around Clair's ban on wearing make-up to school.
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7:43pm
Bonjour Sondra
Daughter Sondra comes home for Thanksgiving and announces her plans to spend the summer in Paris.
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8:21pm
Cliff's Wet Adventure
The Huxtables host a large gathering for Thanksgiving dinner.
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