Denise Huxtable is a character from "The Cosby Show" and the show's spin-off series "A Different World."

Character HistoryEdit

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Denise is the daughter of Hillman alumni Cliff and Clair.

She enrolled in Hillman where she was roommates with Maggie Lauten and Jaleesa Vinson during her sophomore year.

Denise was a poor student who often procrastinated and struggled to manage her time & money. She disliked Whitley Gilbert and endured Dwayne Wayne's crush on her.

Denise left Hillman after her sophomore year (although she returned on th and returned home where she pursued various short-lived part-time jobs before traveling to Africa to become an assistant for a wildlife photographer.

She later married U.S. Navy lieutenant Martin Kendall and became a stepmother to his daughter, Olivia. By the final season of "The Cosby Show," Denise was living in Singapore with Martin and it was revealed that she was pregnant.


  • Denise originated as a regular character on The Cosby Show, on which she was featured on a regular basis during seasons 1–3 and 6–7, and on a recurring basis during seasons 4 and 5. She left "A Different World" after season 1.