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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
August 31
4:48pm
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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5:24pm
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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6:00pm
Denise's Decision
Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.
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6:30pm
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.
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7:00pm
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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7:30pm
Golden Anniversary
The entire clan gathers to celebrate Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary.
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8:00pm
Man Talk
Theo asks his for his parents' advice when he runs into girl trouble at school.
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Saturday
September 6
7:00pm
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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7:30pm
Theo's Flight
Theo and Cockroach decide that their main purpose in life is to fly.
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8:00pm
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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8:36pm
Denise Gets A D
Denise's difficulties in school create tension at home, especially around straight-A sister Sondra.
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Sunday
September 7
4:48pm
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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5:24pm
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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6:00pm
Cliff In Charge
The house is in chaos as Clair and Anna head to a ceremony at Hillman.
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6:30pm
Monster Man Huxtable
Elvin and Sondra come to visit and reveal that they are contemplating marriage.
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7:00pm
Rudy Spends the Night
Cliff and Theo organize their own "Huxtable Men's Club."
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7:30pm
Say Hello to a Good Buy
Cliff and Theo try to conceal their family's financial circumstances to get a better deal on a new car.
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8:00pm
Denise Gets An Opinion
Denise mistakes a medical student assigned to follow Cliff for the phone pal she has finally agreed to meet.
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8:36pm
Calling Doctor Huxtable
Cliff fills in for another doctor and winds up with three women who are due to deliver at roughly the same time.
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