Lisa Bonet played Denise Huxtable, the second-eldest daughter in the family, known for her sense of fashion and oft-changing hairstyles. Her character left home in season 3 to attend Hillman College, a fictional, historically African-American college, that her mother, father and grandfather had all attended. While the show's producers created a spin-off series, "A Different World," to focus on Denise's life at college, the character was written out of the series after its first season. Denise later traveled to Africa, where she met and married Lt. Martin Kendall, a divorced single father. Bonet left the series during its seventh season.