"The Cosby Show" delighted and entertained TV viewers for a record eight seasons as audiences flocked to this addictive family story every week. It was the longest running and one of the most successful sitcoms of the 1980s.
People couldn't wait to tune in to see this wholesome, middle-class tale of a happy, American family bonded by decency, culture, '80s fashion and, of course, humor.
The parents, Clair and Heathcliff Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby), a doctor and a lawyer respectively, were the glue of this fantasy family and somehow found the time to make themselves available for their perfectly well-adjusted children.
In short, the Huxtables were the ideal family. However, the Huxtables would not even be a household name if it weren't for the five children who rounded out this perfect bunch.
Whatever became of the five kids? We wondered too and couldn't be happier you asked.
Sabrina Le Beauf (Sondra Huxtable)
The now-54-year-old actress Sabrina Le Beauf barely got the role of Sondra Huxtable due to the fact that she was a mere 10 years younger than her TV mom.
The show was originally cast with only four Cosby kids and Sondra was not among them. Her character, though, offered a constant stream of good decisions followed by logic and reason.
It is no wonder that her role in the Huxtable clan later led to a two-episode stint on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Le Beauf is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama but that doesn't mean she has limited herself to acting. She has also worked in her own interior design business and calls herself a student of life.
Her most recent roles have been in a project called "The Stalker Within" and the Nick At Nite animated comedy "Fatherhood," based off Bill Cosby's standup act. She's also a frequent leading lady in stage productions by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.
Le Beauf is single and currently resides in North Carolina.
Lisa Bonet (Denise Huxtable)
In addition to starring on "Cosby," the now 44-year-old Bonet endured substantial controversy in the late '80s over her appearance in the movie "Angel Heart," which featured explicit sex scenes.
On her 20th birthday, she eloped with singer Lenny Kravitz. They had a lot in common as they both had one Jewish parent and shared a flair for the Bohemian lifestyle.
Although they seemed to be a good fit for awhile, they ended up divorcing in 1993 with one shared kid. Bonet legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon in the '90s, although she still uses the name Lisa Bonet for showbiz purposes.
Bonet also had a couple of other children (post-Kravitz) with her second husband, actor Jason Momoa, who starred in the 2011 remake of "Conan the Barbarian" and is also known for his "Game of Thrones" role.
Bonet has made sporadic appearances in films such as "Enemy of the State" and "High Fidelity." Her most recent work though, was playing a five-episode stint on the since-canceled TV show "Life on Mars" as Detective Maya Daniels.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Theo Huxtable)
Following his role as Theo Huxtable, Malcolm-Jamal Warner appeared in several less popular sitcoms such as "Here and Now," "Malcolm & Eddie" and "Listen Up."
He's also had TV roles in shows such as "Dexter," "Touched By an Angel" and "Sliders" since "The Cosby Show" ended. The now 41-year-old Warner has also released a couple of CDs and seems to find passion and fuel in his musical identity.
Years after easily winning the hearts of the nation in "The Cosby Show," Warner was struck by tragedy. He was left heartbroken in 1998 after the death of his girlfriend, actress Michelle Thomas (from the TV show "Family Matters.") She died of stomach cancer with Warner reportedly at her bedside when she passed away.