Jada Pinkett Smith Biography
Jada Pinkett Smith born Jada Koren Pinkett, is an American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She was born on September 18, 1971, to Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Robsol Pinkett, Jr.
She has a younger brother, actor/writer Caleeb Pinkett. Banfield noticed her granddaughter’s passion for the performing arts and enrolled her in piano, tap dance, and ballet lessons. Pinkett Smith attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. She majored in dance and theatre and graduated in 1989. She continued her education at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and became fully invested in pursuing her acting career.
She began her acting career in 1990, when she starred in an episode of True Colors. She then appeared in a television pilot for a supernatural drama titled Moe’s World that was never aired. She received guest roles in television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. (1991) and 21 Jump Street (1991). She earned a role on comedian Bill Cosby’s NBC television sitcom A Different World in 1991, as college freshman Lena James.
Together with Will Smith, Pinkett Smith has created the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland, a charity which focuses on youth in urban inner cities and family support. Her aunt, Karen Banfield Evans, is the foundation’s executive director. The charity was awarded the David Angell Humanitarian Award by The American Screenwriters Association (ASA) in 2006. The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation has provided grants to non-profit organizations such as YouthBuild, and Pinkett Smith has made personal donations to organizations such as Capital K-9s.
In December 2006, she donated $1 million to the Baltimore School for the Arts in memory of her friend Tupac Shakur.
When Pinkett Smith’s aunt, Karen Banfield Evans, was diagnosed with lupus, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, in association with the Lupus Foundation of America and Maybelline, held the first annual “Butterflies Over Hollywood” event on September 29, 2007, at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. The event raised funds for LFA public and professional educational programs. The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation was presented with an award in 2007 at the 4th Annual Lupus Foundation of America Awards.
In 2012, on behalf of PETA, Pinkett Smith wrote a letter to Baltimore’s mayor, asking that the visiting Ringling Brothers Circus “comply with Baltimore’s absolute prohibition of the use of devices such as bullhooks” and not harm the elephants. In 2013, she appeared in a video clip for Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign that aims to raise funds and awareness of women’s issues globally. In 1997, Pinkett Smith was the emcee of the Million Woman March in Philadelphia.
Jada Pinkett Smith Age
She was born on September 18, 1971.
Jada Pinkett Smith Husband
Will Smith met Jada Pinkett in 1995 when she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She was considered too short for the part, but a real-life romance ensued. The couple got married in 1997 in a secret New Year’s Eve ceremony at Baltimore’s Cloisters Mansion. Will Smith was 29 and Jada was 26.
Jada Pinkett Smith Kids
She has been married to actor Will Smith since 1997. They have two children, Jaden and Willow. She is also the stepmother of Trey Smith, Will’s son from a previous marriage.
Jada Pinkett Smith Height And Body Measurements
She stands at 5′ 0” (152 cm). Additionally, she weighs around 49 kg or 108 lbs. Furthermore, her measurement is 35-24-35 in or 89-61-89 cm. Her hair color is black and eye color is hazel. In addition, her dress size is 4 (US) or 34 (EU) and shoe size is 6 (US) or 36.5 (EU).
Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth – Jada Smith Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Jada Pinkett Smith Mother
Banfield-Jones became pregnant in high school.She married Robsol Pinkett, Jr. but divorced after several months. Banfield-Jones raised Pinkett with the help of her own mother, Marion Martin Banfield, a daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who was a social worker. Pinkett Smith has remained close to her mother and said, “A mother and daughter’s relationship is usually the most honest, and we are so close.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Movies and TV Shows
Jada Pinkett Smith Movies
- Menace II Society (1993)
- The Inkwell (1994)
- Jason’s Lyric (1994)
- A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
- Demon Knight (1995)
- The Nutty Professor (1996)
- If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
- Set It Off (1996)
- Scream 2 (1997)
- Woo (1998)
- Blossoms and Veils (1998)
- Return to Paradise (1998)
- Princess Mononoke (1999)
- Bamboozled (2000)
- Kingdom Come (2001)
- Ali (2001)
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- Enter the Matrix (2003)
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
- Maniac Magee (2003)
- Collateral (2004)
- Madagascar (2005)
- Reign Over Me (2007)
- The Women (2008)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
- The Human Contract (2008)
- Merry Madagascar (2009)
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
- Madly Madagascar (2013)
- Magic Mike XXL (2015)
- Bad Moms (2016)
- Girls Trip (2017)
- 1990 – True Colors
- 1990 – Moe’s World
- 1991 – 21 Jump Street
- 1991 – Doogie Howser, M.D
- 1991–1993 – A Different World
- 2009–2011 – Hawthorne
- 2014–17 – Gotham
Jada Pinkett Smith Music Career
Under the stage name Jada Koren, Pinkett Smith formed the metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. The band consists of Pinkett Smith performing lead vocals, Pocket Honore (guitar, vocals), Cameron “Wirm” Graves (guitar, keyboard, vocals), and Rio (bass, vocals). The band is managed by James Lassiter and Miguel Melendez of Overbrook Entertainment, a company co-founded by Pinkett Smith’s husband Will Smith.
The band’s self-titled debut album was released on February 21, 2006, by Pinkett Smith’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 number 44 during the week of March 11, 2006. All Music 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.
Onyx Hotel Tour
Wicked Wisdom landed a slot on Britney Spears’ Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004, one of the year’s highest-profile tours. The band opened for Spears for eight dates in April and May 2004, during the European leg of the tour.
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In 2005, Sharon Osbourne went to see Wicked Wisdom perform at a small nightclub in Los Angeles. She said, “I was blown away. When you see and hear Jada with her band it’s apparent that she has nothing but love and respect for this genre of music”. In May 2005 organizers announced Wicked Wisdom would perform on the second stage of 2005’s Ozzfest. Fans of the festival were outraged, claiming the band did not have the credibility to perform at the music festival. Aware of the questions about the band’s addition to Ozzfest, Pinkett Smith said, “I’m not here asking for any favors. You’ve got to show and prove. And not every audience is going to go for it.” Wicked Wisdom’s guitarist Pocket Honore said while early dates of the tour were rocky, “once word got out that we weren’t a joke, people started coming out and by the sixth or seventh gig we were on fire”. Pinkett Smith agreed, saying, “After seven dates within the Ozzfest tour, the whole attitude of it started to turn around once the word of mouth started getting out.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Awards
Throughout her career, Jada Pinkett Smith has won several important awards and nominations. Some of them are the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ in 1998 for ‘Best Supporting Actress- Horror’ for her role in ‘Scream 2’, and the ‘Teen Choice Award’ in 2003, for ‘Choice Movie Actress- Action’, for her role in the sci-fi movie ‘The Matrix Reloaded’, and the ‘Image Award’ for ‘Outstanding Actress’ in 2011, for her role in the medical drama series ‘Hawthorne’.