Daddy’s lit­tle girl charts her own path.

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ZWhen you’re born into a leg­endary lin­eage, it’s hard to set your­self apart from the fame as­so­ci­ated with your name. Yet, few celebri­ties do it with nat­u­ral sass and class like Zoë Isabella Kravitz. Like the Sagit­tar­ian that she is (born 1 De­cem­ber 1988), this fiery beauty of X-Men and Diver­gent fame not only pos­sesses great cre­ativ­ity in all kinds of arts, but is also sur­pris­ingly downto-earth and self-pos­sessed with a ma­tu­rity un­com­mon in her peers. As the daugh­ter of rock star Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet of The Cosby

Show fame, it seems like Zoë was ge­net­i­cally pre­dis­posed to be tal­ented and beau­ti­ful. Es­pe­cially when you con­sider her celebrity grand­par­ents (pa­ter­nal) like grand­fa­ther Sy Kravitz — a Hol­ly­wood film pro­ducer — and grand­mother Roxie Roker — an actress best known for her role as He­len Wil­lis on the ’70s sit­com

The Jef­fer­sons.

Grow­ing Up Kravitz

The mil­lion-dollar ques­tion any­one has for a celebrity kid is this: “Was it tough grow­ing up with [in­sert fa­mous par­ent or last name]?” If you ask Zoë, she’d tell you no.

She de­scribes her up­bring­ing as ‘nor­mal ’, hav­ing lived with her mother

From The In­side Out

af­ter her par­ents split, and then with her fa­ther af­ter age 11. “[It’s not so much grow­ing up that is tough, but] when I started act­ing, there’s that mo­ment when ev­ery­one was like, ‘Let's see what you can do.’ It made me stronger,” she says. “It made me work harder. I think there’s only as much pres­sure as you al­low there to be. So, I’m very proud to be in that fam­ily.” Zoë’s tenac­ity is ev­i­dent. Although she started ac­tively pur­su­ing act­ing af­ter a year at col­lege, Zoë al­ways at­tended au­di­tions and cast­ing calls while still in high school. And de­spite her block­buster in­cli­na­tions – No Reser­va­tions (her first role), The Brave One, X-Men: First Class (she can fly!), Af­ter Earth, Diver­gent and In­sur­gent – she worked with in­de­pen­dent films that showed on the Sun­dance, Tribeca and The Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film fes­ti­vals. She’s even ven­tured into the small screen with the se­ries Cal­i­for­ni­ca­tion.

Mu­sic is just as big a deal as act­ing is to her (prob­a­bly thanks to Dad). Not only has she founded and fronted rock band El­e­va­tor Flight (which per­formed at the pres­ti­gious South by South­west mu­sic fes­ti­val), she also


started elec­tropop band Lo­la­wolf (which re­leased their de­but al­bum in Oc­to­ber 2014) and toured with Bri­tish pop star Lily Allen on her 2014 Sheezus tour.

Zoë’s unique fea­tures are ap­pre­ci­ated on- and off-screen. She’s mod­elled for fash­ion mag­a­zines like Jalouse, Venus

Zine and Elle. Twice, she was the face of Vera Wang’s fra­grances (Princess and Preppy Princess), and by age 25, she starred in an Alexander Wang fash­ion cam­paign and re­leased a jew­ellery cap­sule col­lec­tion with Swarovski. All this is badass when you con­sider that she earned an eight-stitch



battle scar on her pretty nose from film­ing Diver­gent. By the way, this woman can also bust a move. Live With Kelly and

Michael once ob­served Zoë at a Madonna af­ter-Os­cars party, say­ing, “If you ever get the op­por­tu­nity to watch Zoë Kravitz dance, take [it].”

Too Hot To Han­dle

Zoë’s taste is pretty re­fined when it comes to the guys. She has been linked to A-lis­ters like Ben Foster, Ezra Miller, Michael Fass­ben­der, Penn Bad­g­ley, Chris Pine, and even Drake. How­ever, she isn’t dat­ing any­one right now be­cause many guys would say to her that she’s too cool for them (and they can’t han­dle it). Go fig­ure.

No Big­gie, Re­ally

As glam­orous as her life may seem, Zoë has had her fair share of strug­gles, es­pe­cially with body is­sues. She bat­tled anorexia and bu­limia at 16, hit­ting a point where she suf­fered im­mune sys­tem fail­ure. It took some time, but she at­tributes con­fronting her prob­lems and in­se­cu­ri­ties as her road to self-love and con­fi­dence. Zoë re­as­sures that she is ex­tremely grate­ful for her up­bring­ing and life, but act­ing and mu­sic aren’t some­thing she wants to do for­ever. With an in­ter­est in photography and set de­sign, she sees her­self pur­su­ing paths in that di­rec­tion. She also con­fessed to want­ing to be­come a farmer, with a plot of land in up­state New York or even Mex­ico. Given a chance, she men­tioned that she would like to take a year off work and travel to farm­ing com­mu­ni­ties around the world.

She rocks classy on the red car­pet just as well as she does

edgy on stage.

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