Jada Pinkett Smith


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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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(2003)
Madagascar Gloria
(2005)
Collateral Annie
(2004)

Filmography

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 2022 The Matrix 4 (pre-production)
Niobe (rumored)
 2019 Angel Has Fallen
Agent Thompson
 2017 Girls Trip
Lisa Cooper
 2014-2017 Gotham (TV Series)
Fish Mooney
- Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling (2017) ... Fish Mooney
- Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine (2017) ... Fish Mooney
- Mad City: Burn the Witch (2016) ... Fish Mooney
- Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell (2016) ... Fish Mooney
- Wrath of the Villains: Transference (2016) ... Fish Mooney
 2016 Bad Moms
Stacy
 2015 Magic Mike XXL
Rome
 2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
Gloria (voice)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Gloria (voice)
 2008 The Human Contract
Rita
 2008/I The Women
Alex Fisher
 2008 Alicia Keys: Superwoman (Video short)
 2007 Reign Over Me
Janeane Johnson
 2005 Madagascar
Gloria (voice)
 2004 Collateral
Annie
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions
Niobe
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Niobe (voice, as Jada Pinkett-Smith)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded
Niobe
 2003 Maniac Magee (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2001 Ali
Sonji
 2001 Kingdom Come
Charisse Slocumb
 2000 Bamboozled
Sloan Hopkins (as Jada Pinkett-Smith)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Jada Pinkett Smith
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
Mary
 1998 Return to Paradise
M.J.
 1998 Will Smith: Just the Two of Us (Video short)
 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
Stony (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)
- Great X-Pectations (1993) ... Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)
- Cabin in the Sky (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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(April 26 to May 5, 2013) She presented the musical, "Fela!," in a Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Will Smith, Stephen and Ruth Hendel presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones wrote the book. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was composer, lyricist and based on his life. Jim Lewis wrote additional ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 19 Interviews | 22 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | 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 meeting Tupac Shakur]There was a point in which we met and then we kind of were going our separate ways. And I just felt like, OK God, one day you're going to do for Pac what you did for me, which is you saved me. And that just never happened for him. And so that is something that I am constantly having to confront. I know that most people wanna always connect us in this romance thing, but ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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