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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
October 26
6:00pm
Halloween
Vanessa is "batty" over cute classmate Robert and plans all sorts of romantic schemes for her upcoming Halloween party.
TV-G
6:32pm
Rudy Suits Up
Clair worries about Rudy's safety when the youngest Huxtable becomes the star of the local pee-wee football team.
TV-G
7:05pm
Denise Drives
Newly licensed driver Denise is annoyed when Cliff puts the brakes on her car-buying plans.
TV-G
7:43pm
Theo and Cockroach
Theo and his friend Cockroach exhaust the Huxtable family's intellectual resources as they prepare for an important test on Macbeth.
TV-G
8:21pm
The Dentist
Rudy's frightened friend Peter hides at the Huxtable house to avoid a trip to the dentist. Guest Star: Danny Kaye
TV-G
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.
TV-G
6:36am
Full House
An overworked and exhausted Cliff's plans for sleeping late are thwarted by his ever-present family.
TV-G
7:12am
Close To Home
A colleague's family problems give Cliff a renewed appreciation of his own home life.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
8:24am
Theo's Holiday
The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life.
TV-G
4:00pm
An Early Spring
As math teacher Mrs. Westlake prepares to give birth, Theo and Cockroach struggle with preparing for a tough test.
TV-G
4:30pm
The Card Game
Cliff's college English professor, volunteers to fill in for an important pinochle game against Cliff's father.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
5:30pm
Denise's Decision
Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.
TV-G
6:00pm
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
7:05pm
Theo's Holiday
The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life.
TV-G