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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 »

"Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" Wins WGA Award

Congratulations to the writing team behind Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," winner of the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Script.

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 2016 Bad Moms (filming)
 2015 Magic Mike XXL
Rome
 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
Annie
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Niobe (voice)
 2003 Maniac Magee (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2001 Ali
Sonji Roi
 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:

Acted in documentary, Problem Solving with Peer Counseling: students helping students, while in high school. 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:

[on the martial arts training for The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)] "I saw Keanu (Reeves) sitting in a tub of ice. And I'm looking at him like 'You're in that for...' and he's looking at me like 'You'll know one day.'" See more »

Trivia:

Mother to son Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (Jaden Smith), born July 8, 1998, and daughter Willow Camille Reign Smith (Willow Smith), born October 31, 2000, with husband Will Smith. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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