Who is Jada Pinkett Smith? Jada Pinkett Smith Biography and Wiki
Jada Pinkett Smith (born Jada Koren Pinkett) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, actress, screenwriter, producer, talk show host, and businesswoman. She gained popularity after appearing as a cast member of the short-lived sitcom True Colors in 1990, Menace II Society (1993), and for her starring roles in The Nutty Professor (1996) alongside Eddie Murphy Pinkett Smith also hosts the web television show Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch.
In 2002 she began her music career as a singer-songwriter in the metal band Wicked Wisdom under the stage name Jada Koren. The band released their self titled album on 21st February 2006 making it to Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart, and peaked at number 44 during the week of March 11, 2006. Jada also has a production company 100% Womon Productions
Jada Pinkett Smith Age and Birthday
Pinkett Smith was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on September 18th every year. Pinkett Smith will be 49 years old in Sep. 18th, 2020.
Jada Pinkett Smith Height and Weight
Pinkett Smith is perfect with stunning great looks, desirous breathtaking physical make-up, and attractive appearance. She gets an eye-getting stunning physical make-up. The ideal mix of good looks and ability, Pinkett Smith is a flat out charmer with entrancing looks, grand appearance, and fortifying person. Great to watch both onscreen and off, she guarantees to draw the consideration of crowd with her super-rich looks, magnificent mien, and trademark class.
Pinkett Smith also has an ideal facial element with an ever-brilliant skin composition, expressive brown-colored eyes, and a boggling grin that makes her unmistakable of all. She is a woman of very short stature, she also appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos. She stands at a height of 5 feet 0 inches (1.52 meters) and weighs 112 lbs (51 kg).
Jada Pinkett Smith Education
Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur
Pinkett Smith attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland, where she met and became close friends with her classmate, rapper Tupac Shakur. During these days, she was a drug dealer. She majored in dance and theatre and graduated in 1989.
“As soon as he approached me, he was like a magnet,” Pinkett Smith said in an old interview. “Once you paid attention to him he kind of sucked you in. And we hit it off from that moment on… I don’t think either one of us thought we would have made it in the way that we did, but we knew we were gonna do something.”
However, according to Pinkett Smith, she has always loved Tupac and considered him “the image of perfection.” Tupac returned the love in an old poem where he called the Girls Trip actor his “heart in human form,” but he sadly died sometime later on Sept. 13, 1996.
Pinkett Smith has continued to keep his memory alive, often speaking lovingly of him and sharing memories of their time together. She also previously admitted to MTV that she thinks about him “every single day.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Parents
Pinkett Smith was born to Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Robsol Pinkett, Jr., ran a construction company. Her mother became pregnant when she was in high school. The couple married but divorced after a few months. Her mother raised her with the help of her own mother, Marion Martin Banfield.
Jada Pinkett Smith Mom
Pinkett Smith’s mother is the head nurse of an inner-city clinic in Baltimore. She has appeared on Bad Moms (2016), Access Hollywood (1996) and is a co-host of Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch Series ‘Red Table Talk’. During the second season of Red Table Talk, Adrienne revealed that she was domestically abused by Jada’s biological late father, Robsol Pinkett, Jr. She said that he was a violent drunk and would hit her and even gave her a black eye once.
Jada Pinkett Smith Husband
Speaking of her personal life, Pinkett Smith married actor, actor, producer, and rapper Will Smith in 1997 in a secret New Year’s Eve ceremony at Baltimore’s Cloisters Mansion. At the time Jada was 26 while Will was 29. The two met in 1995 when Jada auditioned for the role of his character’s girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes. She was considered too short and missed out on the role.
Smith grew an attraction to Jada when he later saw her on the TV series, A Different World. Smith, who was married at the time to Sheree Fletcher, decided not to act on his attraction. In 2018, he revealed on Red Table Talk that after Fletcher ended their relationship, only then did he approach Jada. They began dating after Jada moved from her native city of Baltimore to California.
The pair refer to each other as “life partners”, with Smith stating:
“There are no deal-breakers. There’s nothing she could do—ever—nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death, and it feels so good to get to that space”.
The pair have never appeared in a film or on a TV show together, however, they do produce films through their joint production company, Overbrook Entertainment.
Jada Pinkett Smith Husband Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith Husband Will Smith Age
Will Smith was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on September 25th every year. Will Smith will be 52 years old on Sept. 25th, 2020.
Jada Pinkett Smith Husband and Kids: Will Smith Children
Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have two children Jaden Christopher Syre Smith born on 8th July 1998 and Willow Camille Reign Smith born on 31st October 2000. She is also the stepmother of Trey Smith, Will’s son from a previous marriage.
Jaden is a rapper, singer, and actor who made his acting debut in 2006 in the film The Pursuit of Happyness alongside his father. In 2010 he rapped alongside Justin Beiber in the song ‘Never Say Never’. In 2017 he released his debut studio album Syre and followed it up with Syre: The Electric Album in 2018.
Willow is a singer and actress, she made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl which earned her a Young Artist Award for her performance. In 2010 she released her singles “Whip My Hair” and “21st Century Girl” and signed to Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation becoming the youngest artist signed to the label.
In 2018, Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by performing a bungee jump from a helicopter in the Grand Canyon.
Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina
On June 30, 2020, August Alsina claimed that he and Jada Pinkett Smith were involved in a relationship, with Will Smith’s permission (“blessing”). A spokesperson for Pinkett Smith denied the claims, saying they were “absolutely not true”.
On July 10, during an episode of Red Table Talk featuring Will Smith, Pinkett Smith confirmed an “entanglement” with Alsina during her separation from Will, although not with Will’s permission. Jada said Alsina misconstrued it as permission because she and Will were “separated amicably”.
Pinkett Smith further claimed she wanted to “heal” Alsina, but needed to find healing for herself first. She eventually got back with Will after breaking things off with Alsina and stated she has not spoken to him since.
Jada Pinkett Smith Salary
According to our reliable sources, Pinkett Smith earned an annual income of $3.27 Million in August 2019.
Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth
Pinkett Smith has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment and business industry. Through proceeds from her work as an actress, singer-songwriter, actress, screenwriter, producer, talk show host, and businesswoman, she has been able to accumulate a modest fortune. Pinkett Smith is estimated to have a net worth of about $50 million.
Jada Pinkett Smith Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Jada Pinkett Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Jada Koren Pinkett
- Popular As: Jada
- Gender: Female
- Occupation / Profession: actress, singer-songwriter, actress, screenwriter, producer, talk show host, and businesswoman
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: Jamaican and Barbadian
- Religion: *** or Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight or Gay
Jada Pinkett Smith Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 48 (2019)
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Date of Birth: September 18, 1971
- Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Birthday: September 18th
Jada Pinkett Smith Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: 35-25-36 inches (86-64-89 cm)
- Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 0 inches (1.52 meters)
- Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Natural Black
- Shoe Size: 6
- Dress Size: 4
- Breast Size: 35 inches
- Bra size: 34A
- Cup size: A
- Waist Size: 25 inches
- Hip Size: 36 inches
Jada Pinkett Smith Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Robsol Pinkett, Jr.
- Mother: Adrienne Banfield-Jones
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Caleeb Pinkett
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Married to Will Smith
- Children: Sons (Jaden Smith ) Daughter(s) (Willow Smith)
Jada Pinkett Smith Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: $50 million
- Salary: $3.27 Million in August 2019
- Source of Income: Actress, singer-songwriter, actress, screenwriter, producer, talk show host, and businesswoman
Jada Pinkett Smith House and Cars
- Place of living: Los Angeles, California
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Jada Pinkett Smith Career
Speaking of her career, Pinkett has been active in the entertainment industry, since 1990, when she starred in an episode of True Colors. In 1991, she received guest roles in Doogie Howser, M.D., 21 Jump Street and she also earned a role on comedian Bill Cosby‘s NBC TV sitcom, A Different World as college freshman Lena James.
In 1994, Pinkett, as Peaches—which garnered positive reviews, appeared in the action and comedy film, A Low Down Dirty Shame, in which Keenen Ivory acted. She also starred as a title character in Doug McHenry’s romantic drama Jason’s Lyric, opposite Allen Payne. The two got a positive review from Roger Ebert, the late film critic, film historian, and journalist; “he has powerful chemistry with the enigmatic, teasing, tender character played bt Pinkett Smith; they really seem to like one another, which is not a feeling you always pick up in screen romances.”
Following the next year, 1995, she played a convict on work release in the horror film, Demon Knight.
Jada Pinkett Smith Eddie Murphy | Jada Pinkett Smith The Nutty Professor
From 1996 to 2003, Pinkett Smith gained popularity after appearing in some of her notable films. She starred together with Eddie Murphy in the remake of The Nutty Professor, portraying the love interest of a kind of interest of a kind-hearted university professor who is morbidly obese. Actually, the film was a commercial success, where it earned $25 million USD in its first weekend in North America and later made $274 million worldwide.
Jada Pinkett Smith Set It Off
It was that same year when she had a role in the crime drama film, Set It Off, which revolves around four women, Queen Latifah, Vivian A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise, who rob banks to escape from poverty. For her role, she was noted in the San Fransisco Chronicle, where they said she was “the one to watch”. The film budgeted at $9 million and made $41 million worldwide.
Jada Pinkett Smith Scream 2
In 1997, Pinkett Smith had a cameo role in Scream 2 as a college student who is brutally murdered in front of hundreds of cinemagoers. The film made over $100 million USD at the North American box office. The following year, she played a news reporter in the thriller Return to Paradise, with Joaquin Phoenix and Vince Vaughn.
She next starred in Spike Lee’s film, Bamboozled (2000), as a personal assistant of Damon Wayans, the main character in the film. Nevertheless, the film never got nice reviews compared to the rest of the films of other years, but it won the Freedom of Expression Award by the National Board of Review.
In 2001, Pinkett Smith appeared in the comedy, Kingdom Come—with LL Cool J, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson, Toni Braxon, and Whoopi Goldberg. She as well played in the biological sports drama, Ali, as Sonji Roi, the first wife of boxer Muhammad Ali, opposite Will Smith.
According to her, she felt like she was not the right person for the role because they were a couple for people to see them together on the screen: “I felt like because we were a couple off-screen, for people to see us together on the screen in a movie like this, would take people out of the movie, that people would see Will and Jada there—they wouldn’t see Ali and Sonji.” Nevertheless, she loved the final product.
In 2003, right after she filmed her scenes for Ali, she flew to Australia to work on the Matrix sequels, where the part of human rebel Niobe in the films were her best roles until today; The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions sequels to 1999’s The Matrix, and the related video game Enter The Matrix. The character was written specifically with Pinkett Smith in mind. The sequels earned over $91 million and $48 million during their North American opening weekends, respectively.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Music Video
In 2002, Jada formed the metal band, Wicked Wisdom, that consists of Pinkett Smith, under the stage name, Jada Koren Pinkett Smith, performing lead vocals, Pocket Honore (guitar, vocals), Cameron “Wirm” Graves (guitar, keyboard, vocals) and Rio (bass, vocals).
Co-founded by Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith, the band is under the management of James Lassiter and Miguel Melendez of Overbrook Entertainment. The band’s self-titled debut album was released on February 21, 2006, by Pinkett Sith’s production company 100% Womon and Suburban Noize Records.
Will Smith served as the project’s executive producer. The album made it to Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and peaked at #44 during the week of March 11, 2006. AllMusic reviewer Alex Henderson said of the album, “[Pinkett Smith] shows herself to be an expressive, commanding singer” and that “[Wicked Wisdom] shows considerable promise”. The band promoted the album in 2006, touring with heavy metal band Sevendust.
On Saturday, 15th August 2020, the production company Wesbrook Inc. released a statement the read, “We received 10 positive tests and the crew members quarantined and remain in quarantine.” In June, California released strict guidelines and outlined safety protocols for films and television production, as filming started to begin again in the state.
Despite continuing production on two shows during that period, Wesbrook Inc confirmed to Variety that it followed all the state’s guidance. “All 10 people were retested and have received negative results. We will continue to follow all official guidelines and safety protocols,” The production company added.
The 10 employees showed no symptoms and tested negative in tests taken shortly after received positive results, and Westbrook Inc added that it has changed its testing company as a consequence. The production company confirmed that it will be cooperating with a Department of Public Health investigation into the outbreak and added and added that it has changed its testing as a consequence.
The production company confirmed that it will be cooperating with a Department of Public Health investigation into the outbreak and added that it has halted production on a show, but did not identify which one.
It is unclear if the test results will affect the couple’s work, but a representative for Westbrook Inc told the Daily Mail: “Will and Jada are both involved in active productions that are all following strict guidelines outlined by the CDC, California State, and Los Angeles County.”
California has recorded more than 629,000 Covid-19 cases, as at least 11,225 people have died after contracting the virus since the pandemic began, while Los Angeles has seen the most coronavirus cases of any county in the US, with at least 222,000 confirmed cases and 5,254 deaths.
According to a tracking project hosted by Johns Hopkins University, in the US as a whole, some 5.4 million people have tested positive for coronavirus. The death toll has reached at least 170,178.
Jada Pinkett Smith Children’s Book
Jada wrote a children’s book ‘Girls Hold Up This World’ which was published on 11th January 2004. In the book, Jada captures the strength, unity, and beauty that lives in girls in this poignant photographic book.
“We are sisters of this Earth — members of one powerful tribe. /Every color, shape, and size, we’re united by beauty inside.” Artistic photographs enhance the positive message of Jada Pinkett Smith’s inspiring poem. A renowned actress and loving mother, Smith bring warmth and heart to this celebration of young women. While so many girls today struggle with self-doubt, this poem focuses on the power ALL girls have within them, regardless of color or creed. This is the perfect book for mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to give and to share again and again.
Jada Pinkett Scientology
In 2004 Jada and Will met Tom Cruise during the filming of Collateral and later donated US$20,000 to the Hollywood Education and Literacy Program (HELP), Scientology’s basis for homeschooling. They also funded the now-defunct New Village Leadership Academy in 2008. The school employed teachers dedicated to Scientology and featured controversial methodologies like Study Technology, created by the Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
In 2015 Leah Remini in her book ‘Troublemaker’ wrote that Jada and will were members of Scientologist. In September 2017 Remini in an interview with The Daily Beast claimed Jada was a Scientologist. Jada in a tweet denied the allegations;
“I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist. I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not, NO ONE ELSE can hold that power.”
In November 2018 during her Red Table segment, Jada talked with Leah and made things clear that she went to Scientologist to learn because her grandmother never dictates to her which religion to choose rather she gave her the choice to learn and choose.
“I always took the position that I’m here at the Scientology center to learn what I wanna learn, and I have no interest in being a Scientologist. One of the things I prided myself in was being able to be amongst that group of Scientologists and to still hold my own.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Red Table Talk
On 7th May 2018, Jada premiered her. Jada co-hosts alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith Gotham
In 2014 Jada starred in the first season of the FOX crime drama Gotham, as Gotham City gangster Fish Mooney. She returned, recurrently, in the second and third seasons of the series.
The film follows James Gordon is a rising detective in the dangerously corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Gordon must navigate the dirty politics of Gotham’s justice system as well as the rise of malevolent villains, including The Penguin, The Riddler, and Catwoman.
The series also chronicles the life of young Bruce Wayne, who becomes an orphan when his billionaire parents Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered. Gordon becomes a friend to young Bruce as he finds his way toward becoming the iconic caped crusader.
Jada Pinkett Smith Oscar
In 2016 Jada said she would boycott the 2016 Oscar Awards because of the mostly white nominees.