Lenny Kravitz

10 Interesting Facts About Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star, 49, spills 10 things you don’t know about him.

  • I wrote my first song, “I Love You, Baby,” at age 7.
  • I have photographed people like Grace Jones, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce.
  • I used to live across the street from Joe Namath and would play catch with him.
  • My mother, Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons.
  • I used to live across the street from Joe Namath and would play catch with him.
  • My mother, Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons.
  • Angelina Jolie auditioned for the lead in my “Stand by My Woman” video. The director passed!
  • I am named after my uncle, who was killed in the Korean War.
  • I own the Beatles’ Redd 37 recording console from Abbey Road Studios.
  • I went to high school with Slash.

     

  • I have an organic farm in Brazil.

     

  • As a child, I sang with the Metropolitan Opera.
  • I wrote songs for my forthcoming album at night during the filming of Catching Fire.

     

  • I have a knack for reciting theme songs from the TV shows of my youth.

     

  • When I was 5, Duke Ellington showed me how to play piano.

     

  • Mariah Carey and I met in New York City as struggling musicians. We remain good friends to this day.

     

  • I was a child actor and appeared in commercials, TV shows and also plays.

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