Willard Carroll Smith Jr., also known as Will Smith, is an American actor, writer, producer, and rapper, well known for the NBC TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the 1990s. In addition, he won four Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards and five-time nominated in Golden Globe Awards. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films with domestic gross over $100 million. Newsweek magazine called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”.
The American actor was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He was born to father Willard Carroll Smith Sr., an Air Force veteran and mother Caroline Bright, a school board administrator. As for sibling, he has an older sister Pamela and twins brother Harry and Ellen.
He belongs to American nationality and African-American by ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.
As for the education, he attended Overbrook High School and although he was admitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology but did not attend, to pursue rapping in the music career.
Will married Jada Koren Pinkett, an American actress, comedian, businesswoman and singer-songwriter. The wedding was held in 1997.
The two are the parents of two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, born in 1998, is an American actor known for the Karate Kid, and Willow Camille Reign Smith, born in 2000, is an actress played as Will’s daughter in I Am Legend.
He was previously married to Sheree Zampino. The marriage ceremony was held in 1992, however, the relationship did not last long and divorced in 1995.
Zampino gave birth to a son Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III on November 11, 1992. He followed the footstep of his father as an actor.
The Smith family currently resides in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The American actor has accumulated an estimated wealth of over $300 million as of July 2019. The main source of his earning is from acting and rapping. He is mainly active in the acting profession.
He is one of the highest paid actors and even paid $100 million for the movie Men In Black III. Being the richest actor, he lives life in luxury. He continues to appear on the screen and racking huge salary.
Smith started his professional career as the group Dj Jazzy & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey Townes. The two released the debut album Rock the House in 1986. They won their first Grammy Award from their second single Parents Just Don’t Understand in 1988.
They continued to release songs and made an onscreen debut in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. This became his turning point and starred in several movies such as Bad Boys, Men in Black and Six Degrees of Separation.
In 2001, he appeared as heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali in the biopic Ali and nominated for Best actor in Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. Following then, he appeared in several successful films and eventually becoming one of the successful actors.
Will Smith is an American actor, rapper, businessman and media personality, well known for Men In Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Jada Koren Pinkett is Will Smith wife.
He has a net worth of $300 million as of July 2019.
Jaden Smith and Trey Smith are the sons of Will Smith.