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Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second of four children of Caroline (Bright), a school board employee, and Willard Carroll Smith, Sr., who owned a refrigeration company. He grew up in a middle class area in West Philadelphia called Wynnefield. Will attended the Overbrook High School located in the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

He appeared in the music video and sang lead vocals on the song "Voices That Care." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 24 Interviews | 28 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 42 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Fresh Prince | DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince | Fresh Prince | Wil Smith | Wiru Sumisu

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on turning down the lead role in The Matrix (1999)] You know, _The Matrix_ is a difficult concept to pitch. In the pitch, I just didn't see it. I watched Keanu's performance - and very rarely do I say this - but I would have messed it up. I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix (1999). At that point I wasn't smart enough as an actor to let the movie be. Whereas Keanu was smart enough to ... See more »

Trivia:

Had to undergo treatment on his shoulder in a New York hospital after he suffered a strain. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently includes his catchphrase, "Aw, hell no!" in his movies See more »

Nickname:

Fresh Prince See more »

Star Sign:

Libra