Will Smith

Will Smith

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Age
49
Birthday
Sep. 25th, 1968
Born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height
6' 2

Will Smith's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Nick Cannon Show TV Show
The Nick Cannon Show
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
Yo! MTV Raps TV Show
Yo! MTV Raps
Revealed with Jules Asner TV Show
Revealed with Jules Asner
Sidewalks Entertainment TV Show
Sidewalks Entertainment
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK) TV Show
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Will Smith (born September 25, 1968) was the second of four children of Caroline (school board employee) and Willard C Smith Sr. (owner of a refrigeration company). Smith is of both African American and Native American heritage. He grew up in middle class area in West Philadelphia called Wynnefield. Will attended the Overbrook High School located in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He got the nickname 'Prince' because of the way he could charm his way out of trouble. Bright student Will also signed up with the high-status Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia.

Pursuing music, he met Jeff Townes at a party and they soon began performing together as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. When the duo took off in popularity, Smith made and spent a lot of money on a house, cars and jewelry; leading to his near bankruptcy in his early twenties.

Luckily, in 1989, he met Benny Medina, who had an idea for a sitcom based on his life in Beverly Hills. Smith loved the idea as did NBC which put on the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). The plot was simple -Will basically played himself; a street-smart West Philly kid transplanted to Beverly Hills. The series lasted 6 years. During that time, he ventured into movies where the critics took note of him in Six Degrees of Separation (1993). With the success that came with the action picture Bad Boys (1995), Will's movie career was set. He had a huge Blockbuster hit with Independence Day (1996) where he plays the alien-battling Marine Corps Captain Steven Hiller.

Smith married Sheree Zampino in (1992). They had one son, Willard Carroll "Trey" Smith III, (November 11, 1992), and divorced in (1995). Trey appeared in his father's music video for the 1998 single "Just the Two of Us".

Smith married actress 'Jada Koren Pinkett' in (1997). Together they have two children: 'Jaden Christopher Syre Smith' (born 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happyness, and 'Willow Camille Reign Smith' (born 2000), who appeared as his daughter in I Am Legend. Smith and his brother Harry own Treyball Development Inc., a Beverly Hills-based company named after Trey. Smith and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.


TRIVIA:
  • (8 July 1998) Son Jaden Christopher Syre Smith ('Jaden Smith' (qv)) born with 'Jada Pinkett Smith' (qv) born.
  • Is often called "Mr. July" by the media due to the fact that most of his summer blockbusters open in July.
  • Had a chart-hit together with DJ Jazzy Jeff.
  • Won a Grammy Award for the song "Summertime" during his rap career.
  • Will's siblings are: Pam Smith (born in 1964), and twins Ellen and Harry Smith (born in 1971).
  • Received the first ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, for the song "Parents Just Don't Understand" in 1989 with his partner 'Jeffrey A. Townes' (qv) (aka Jazzy Jeff).
  • Is supposedly a huge fan of the Swedish well-known (but barely known in the U.S.) melodic heavy metal band Soilwork.
  • Smith's pilot test show for _"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990)_ (qv) was directed by 'Debbie Allen' (qv).


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