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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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 2015 Magic Mike XXL
 2014-2015 Gotham (TV Series)
Fish Mooney
- The Anvil or the Hammer (2015) ... Fish Mooney (credit only)
- Under the Knife (2015) ... Fish Mooney (credit only)
 2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
Gloria (voice)
 2012 Men in Black 3
Party Guest (uncredited)
 2009-2011 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Christina Hawthorne
- A Shot in the Dark (2011) ... Christina Hawthorne
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2011) ... Christina Hawthorne
- Price of Admission (2011) ... Christina Hawthorne
- To Tell the Truth (2011) ... Christina Hawthorne
- Just Between Friends (2011) ... Christina Hawthorne
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short)
Gloria (voice)
 2005 Madagascar
Gloria (voice)
 2004 Collateral
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Niobe (voice)
 2003 Maniac Magee (TV Movie)
 2001 Ali
Sonji Roi
 2000 Bamboozled
Sloan Hopkins (as Jada Pinkett-Smith)
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Ellen Screen Test #3
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Ellen Screen Test #3
 1998 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)
- 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)
- Life with Fathers (1990) ... Beverly (as Jada Pinkett)
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Show Show Self (120 credits)
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Other Works:

Wrote the Introduction for the children's book "The Great Tomato Adventure" (Duracell® and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®) by Steven DeRosa 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


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I don't get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy and I'm not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked, and it's paralyzing. See more »


Was among the guests at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's wedding. See more »

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