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Zoë Isabella Kravitz (born December 1, 1988) is an American actress, singer/songwriter, and model.

Kravitz is perhaps best known for her roles in franchise films, most notably Mad Max: Fury Road as Toast the Knowing, X-Men: First Class as Angel Salvadore, The Divergent Series as Christina, and Fantastic Beasts as Leta Lestrange. She also provided the voice of Catwoman in The LEGO Batman Movie, later portrayed the character in live-action in The Batman (2022), and voiced Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In addition to acting, Kravitz is also the frontwoman of the R&B/pop duo Lolawolf (formed alongside producer Jimmy Giannopoulos), who've released one studio album and two extended plays. She’s also written songs for other artists, including Taylor Swift.

Her parents are actor and musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Both of them have Jewish and Black ancestry, thus Kravitz does also, and identifies as being a secular Jew. Bonet was married to Jason Momoa from 2017 to 2022, making him Kravitz's stepfather for those years. She has two younger half-siblings due to their marriage.

In the past, Kravitz dated Ezra Miller, Penn Badgley, and Karl Glusman. Her and Glusman were married in 2019; she filed for divorce in 2020, and it was finalized the following year. Kravitz has been in a relationship with Channing Tatum since then, and they are reportedly engaged. She's also best friends with fellow Jewish actress Olivia Thirlby.

Selected filmography:

Discography (with Lolawolf):

  • Lolawolf EP (2014)
  • Calm Down (2014)
  • Every F***n Day EP (2015)

Tropes applying to her work:

  • Actor-Shared Background: She's played characters who like her are of mixed race ancestry.
  • Dawson Casting: As with the rest of the teenage cast of Divergent, Kravitz was significantly older than her character, Christina, being 24 years old at the time of filming when her character was supposed to be 16.
  • Irony: Back in 2011, she was denied an audition to play Catwoman's friend Jen in The Dark Knight Rises because she was "too urban". Six years later, she voiced Catwoman in The LEGO Batman Movie. Then, a full decade after her audition for The Dark Knight Rises, she was cast as Catwoman in The Batman.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She hasn't been shy at all in showing nudity, doing sex scenes or generally wearing revealing clothes during her career.
  • Queer Character, Queer Actor: She's bisexual, and has played other bisexual women multiple times.
    • For Gemini she played Heather, who's involved with a woman named Tracy. Heather's got an ex-boyfriend too.
    • Rough Night had her play Blair, who also appears to be bi.
    • In the Hulu adaptation of High Fidelity she plays Rob, a bisexual woman like her.
    • In The Batman she played Selina, who is heavily implied to be in a relationship with her roommate, Annika, and also expresses interest in Batman.
  • Role Reprise: She went from voicing Catwoman in The LEGO Batman Movie to playing the character in live-action in Matt Reeves' The Batman (2022), two otherwise disparate takes on the same character (the former an animated comedy, the latter a serious live-action film, neither share continuity).
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's often the sole or at least main woman of color in her works. In High Fidelity she's bisexual as well (like Kravitz really is), which also seems to be the case with Rough Night. The Batman implies this of Selina too. Ditto in Gemini. She is also Jewish, but it hasn't come up in her work so far.