Zoë Kravitz is absolutely slaying it right now. She’s an actress, singer, and model all rolled into one completely badass young woman. Naturally, Zoë Kravitz is our #WCW this week.
Zoë was born in Los Angeles in 1988 to musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, most famous for her role on The Cosby Show. Zoë led a generally normal childhood, attending school in Miami while living with her father.
Her first foray into film came in 2007, while she was still in high school, when she was cast as a minor part in the Catherine Zeta Jones film No Reservations. She was cast in minor parts over the next few years, including both film and music videos.
In 2011, she was cast as Angel Salvadore in X-Men:First Class, her first co-starring role. She’s since gone on to co-star in the Divergent Series, the most recent reboot of Mad Max, and is set to star in upcoming crime-thriller Vincent-n-Roxxy in 2016. Zoë is also the lead singer in the electropop band LolaWolf, created alongside James Levy and producer Jimmy Giannopoulos.
One of the best things about Zoë is her use of her position in the public eye to speak out about issues that are important to her. She’s not afraid to call out producers and casting directors for their misguided attempts- she was turned down for a role in the latest Batman trilogy for being “too urban,” and she’s been talking out about it recently.
Zoë is not afraid to showcase and embrace her heritage. As both African American and Ashkenazi Jewish, she comes from an extremely diverse background. She’s now embracing her African American heritage more, after having spent much of her life identifying with and trying to assimilate into white culture.
Zoë Kravitz is not only a gorgeous and talented young woman, but one who is not afraid to speak out against inequalities and support women of all different backgrounds and walks of life. In our eyes, she’s an all around great embodiment of what it takes to be the subject of a #WCW.