Will Smith Biography
Will Smith, an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian and songwriter was born Willard Christopher Smith Jr. on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.He is the son to Caroline Bright, a Philadelphia school board administrato, and Willard Carroll Smith, Sr., a refrigeration engineer.
Will Smith Movie Career
Smith was nearly bankrupt in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The show was successful and this began his acting career. Will Smith set for himself the goal of becoming “the biggest movie star in the world”, studying box office successes’ common characteristics.
While still making The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Smith began a second crossover into movies. Small roles in the drama Where The Day Takes You in 1992 and the comedy Made In America (1993) were followed by a critically acclaimed lead in Six Degrees of Separation in 1993.
In the summer of 1997 he starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the summer hit Men in Black playing Agent J.Later the actor performedas as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali in the year 2001 and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006.
In 2007, Smith starred in I Am Legend, a remake of the Charlton Heston film Omega Man, in which he battled bloodthirsty vampires. The film became a national and international hit.
Men in Black III opened on May 25, 2012 with Smith again reprising his role as Agent J. This was his first major starring role in four years.Smith and his son Jaden played father and son in the science fiction film After Earth, which was released on May 31, 2013.
In the year 2016 Smith starred in the DC Comics blockbuster hit Suicide Squad, which became his most successful film since 1996’s Independence Day as it received positive critics.
Will Smith Wife
The celebrated actor has been married twice. His first marriage to Sheree Zampino in 1992 lasted only three years but produced a son, Willard Smith III, also known as Trey. He has been married to actress Jada Pinkett Smith since 1997. The couple’s son, Jaden, was born in 1998, and their daughter, Willow, was born in 2000.
Will Smith Children
The talented actor has three children including Trey Smith who was born on November 11, 1992 to his first wife Sheree Zampino whom he later divorced in 1995.His other two children are Jaden Smith who was born in 1998 and daughter, Willow Smith who was born in 2000.
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Will Smith Awards
The popular and talented actor has won numerous awards following his exemplary performance on films he has featured in.Some of this awards include: American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Golden Globes, Hollywood Film Awards. NAACP Image Awards and many others.