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Jada Pinkett Smith


Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at ... See full bio »

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 2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
Gloria (voice)
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short)
Gloria (voice)
 2005 Madagascar
Gloria (voice)
 2004 Collateral
Annie
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Niobe (voice)
 2003 Maniac Magee (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2001 Ali
Sonji Roi
 2001 Kingdom Come
Charisse Slocumb
 2000 Bamboozled
Sloan Hopkins (as Jada Pinkett-Smith)
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
Mary
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Ellen Screen Test #3
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Ellen Screen Test #3
 1998 Woo
Woo
 1997 Scream 2
Maureen (as Jada Pinkett)
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Toki (English version, voice)
 1996 Set It Off
Lida 'Stony' Newsom (as Jada Pinkett)
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Patti (segment "1996") (as Jada Pinkett)
 1996 The Nutty Professor
Carla Purty (as Jada Pinkett)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame
Peaches (as Jada Pinkett)
 1994 Jason's Lyric
Lyric (as Jada Pinkett)
 1994 The Inkwell
Lauren Kelly (as Jada Pinkett)
 1991-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Lena James
- College Kid (1993) ... Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)
- A Rock, a River, a Lena (1993) ... Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)
- Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? (1993) ... Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)
- Cabin in the Sky (1993) ... Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)
- Dancing Machines (1993) ... Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)
 1993 Menace II Society
Ronnie (as Jada Pinkett)
 1991 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Nicole
- Homegirls (1991) ... Nicole (as Jada Pinkett)
 1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Trish Andrews
- Air Doogie (1991) ... Trish Andrews (as Jada Pinkett)
 1990 Moe's World (TV Movie)
Natalie (as Jada Pinkett)
 1990 True Colors (TV Series)
Beverly
- Life with Fathers (1990) ... Beverly (as Jada Pinkett)
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Other Works:

Appeared as the lead female in the 1992 World AIDS Day Commercial "Make Love Not Aids," directed by Eugene "Pebbles" Akiwumi. This was the first commercial produced for the day and was quite controversial for its depiction of people making love. See more »

Publicity Listings:

18 Interviews | 22 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jada Pinkett | Jada Pinkett-Smith | Jada Smith | Wicked Wisdom

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

Will is a very interesting, unique man, and I'll tell you why. He makes love like a woman. He loves to touch, massage and feel. He makes love like he's in touch with himself, who he is. And he's a very sensual, incredible lovemaker. See more »

Trivia:

Ironically auditioned for the role of future husband Will Smith's girlfriend, Lisa (played by Nia Long), on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) but was told she was too short. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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