September 25, 1968
Will Smith is an American actor, rapper and media personality. Newsweek called him “Hollywood’s most powerful actor” in April 2007. Smith won five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards.
In the late 1980s, under the name The Fresh Prince, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper.
In 1990, when he starred in the NBC TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons until 1996, his popularity increased dramatically. Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes.
He performs as a member of The Fresh Prince’s hip-hop duo. Although it has been commonly reported that Smith turned down a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), because he “wanted to rap”, he never applied to college.
His mom is Caroline, a board administrator from Philadelphia, and his dad is Willard Carroll Smith Sr.,a veteran and refrigeration engineer from the U.S. Air Force. He has an elder sister named Pamela and two younger siblings, twins Harry and Ellen.
His real name is Willard Carroll Smith Jr. Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. Their son Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III was born on November 11, 1992. They divorced in 1995.
Smith married actress Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997. Together they had two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998) and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000).