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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
August 2
6:00pm
Pilot
Theo's poor report card and Denise's scary date create serious tension among the Huxtables.
TV-G
6:30pm
Goodbye, Mr. Fish
Cliff arranges an elaborate funeral for Rudy's beloved pet goldfish, Lamont.
TV-G
7:00pm
Bad Dreams
When Vanessa defies her parents and sees a scary movie, the entire family must deal with her resulting nightmares.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
Sunday
August 3
4:00pm
Breaking with Tradition
Cliff's father comes by for a visit and takes quite an interest in Denise's college plans.
TV-G
4:30pm
One More Time
After caring for a friend's baby, Clair decides she's ready for the pitter-patter of more little Huxtable feet.
TV-G
5:00pm
Play It Again Vanessa
Vanessa's lack of success at learning the clarinet has her so discouraged that she refuses to play in her upcoming recital.
TV-G
5:30pm
How Ugly Is He?
A nervous Denise brings her latest boyfriend home for dinner, and his views cause controversy in the Huxtable household.
TV-G
6:00pm
Bon Jour Sondra
Daughter Sondra comes home for Thanksgiving and announces her plans to spend the summer in Paris.
TV-G
6:32pm
You're Not A Mother Night
Job frustrations and family demands take their toll on Clair, spurring Cliff to ease the pressure by whisking her off on a special getaway.
TV-G
7:05pm
Rudy's Sick
Clair has an interview for a partner's position at her firm and is forced to leave an ill Rudy with Cliff.
TV-G
7:43pm
Father's Day
Cliff, tired of useless Father's Day gifts, asks the kids to get him something he can use.
TV-G
8:21pm
Independence Day
Theo attempts to hide his newly pierced ear from the prying eyes of the Huxtable family.
TV-G
Saturday
August 9
6:00pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
6:30pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
7:30pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
8:00pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
8:30pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G