Jada Pinkett Smith was born to Robson Pinkett Jr. and Adrienne Banfield in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father was a contractor and her mother was a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. She majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where one of her classmates was Tupac Shakur. She spent a year at the North Carolina School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue her career in acting. Her big break came in 1991 when she was cast in the part of a college frosh on the television sitcom "A Different World" (1987). She made her feature film debut two years later in Menace II Society (1993). She did not gain widespread recognition, however, until her role opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996). In addition to being in front of the camera, she has spent time behind it directing music videos. Pinkett-Smith is married to Will Smith, and they have a son, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith; and a daughter, Willow Camille Reign Smith.IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael D. Hollnbuchner (Kentarion)
|Will Smith||(31 December 1997 - present) 2 children|
She attended Baltimore's School of Arts at the same time as Tupac Shakur, where they became close friends. They made a video together at the amusement park King's Dominion, where they lip-synced to Will Smith's & Jeffrey A. Townes's "Parents Just Don't Understand." Tupac acts like an MC, and Jada acts like a dancer.
In 2000, she was voted by the readers of Black Men Magazine as one of the 10 sexiest women of the year.
Miss Maryland, 1988.
Has been with Will Smith since 1995, two years before their marriage.
She and her husband, Will Smith, opened a Planet Hollywood in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, in March of 1998.
Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
As a child, she took piano, tap, and ballet classes.
Lead singer of the pop/rock band Wicked Wisdom. Wicked Wisdom is well-known for being both mainstream pop and brutal heavy metal.
Is part-owner of the skin-care line Carol's Daughter.
She and husband Will Smith own a house in Howard County, Maryland. Smith often plays basketball with children who attend Homewood High School, a school for troubled children.
She and Will Smith were forced to leave their home in California, because a bush fire threatened to destroy it and several other houses in that area. [October 2005]
Older sister of Caleeb Pinkett.
Attended the North Carolina School Of The Arts for one year but did not graduate because she left for California to pursue acting. She is a honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member.
She is of Native American descent specifically Cherokee.
I just want pieces of the world" - in reference to her career
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.
[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.'"
I think women who lead full lives are better mothers.
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.
(May 2005) Is in pre-production for the film version of Sister Souljah's novel "The Coldest Winter Ever," where she will serve as executive producer.
(January 2006) Touring the US with her heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom, promoting their first single "Something Inside of Me", which they also performed live on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) on Jan 25, 2006.
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