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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
July 26
6:00pm
Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side
Rudy pockets the dry-cleaning money to make up for her lack of allowance.
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6:30pm
Mr. Sandman
Rudy has to perform a dance at school but feels self-conscious.
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7:00pm
Isn't It Romantic?
The Huxtable men bet on who can buy the most romantic gift without spending more than twenty-five dollars.
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7:36pm
Theo's Dirty Laundry
Cliff and Clair learn Theo has moved in with his girlfriend. Denise considers going back to college.
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8:12pm
What's It All About?
Family and work stress take their toll on Clair.
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Sunday
July 27
4:00pm
Off To See the Wretched
Vanessa and her friends sneak off to Baltimore for a concert.
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4:30pm
The Moves
Clair squares off against her friend Bernadette when a community center is in danger of losing its playground.
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5:00pm
Live and Learn
Denise contemplates quitting college after her Hillman credits fail to transfer.
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5:30pm
The Storyteller
Cliff's 98-year-old great aunt Gramtee comes to town to celebrate her birthday.
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6:00pm
Same Time Next Year
The Huxtables begin another year at new schools.
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6:32pm
Bird in the Hand
Chaos breaks out as Cliff prepares to bid for an original Charlie Parker manuscript.
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7:05pm
The Last Barbecue
Denise and Martin's first anniversary approaches, and Theo schemes to give Martin a belated bachelor party.
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7:43pm
Total Control
A successful high school basketball coach and his wife prepare for the birth of their first child.
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8:21pm
The Iceman Bringeth
Russell gets some misinformation about Dabnis, Vanessa's fiance
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Saturday
August 2
6:00pm
Pilot
Theo's poor report card and Denise's scary date create serious tension among the Huxtables.
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6:30pm
Goodbye, Mr. Fish
Cliff arranges an elaborate funeral for Rudy's beloved pet goldfish, Lamont.
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7:00pm
Bad Dreams
When Vanessa defies her parents and sees a scary movie, the entire family must deal with her resulting nightmares.
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7:36pm
Is That My Boy?
Cliff is thrilled that Theo has made the freshman football team, but soon becomes dismayed by his son's clumsiness on the field.
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8:12pm
A Shirt Story
When Cliff returns Theo's expensive designer shirt, budding seamstress Denise volunteers to make him an even better one to wear for his big date.
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