Will Smith was the second of four
children of Caroline and Willard Smith Sr., owner of a refrigeration
company. He grew up in middleclass West Philadelphia and got the
nickname 'Prince' because of the way he could charm is way out of
trouble. Pursuing music, he met Jeff Townes at a party and they soon
began performing together as DJ.Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
When the duo took off in popularity, Smith made and spent a lot of money
on a house, cars and jewelry. But Smith was looking for something new
when, in 1989, he met Benny Medina, who had an idea for a sitcom based
on his life in Beverly Hills. Smith loved the idea as did NBC which put
on the 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'. The plot was simple, Will
basically played himself; a street-smart West Phily kid transplanted to
Beverly Hills. The series lasted 6 years.
During that time, he ventured into movies where the critics took note of
him in Six Degrees of Separation (1993). With the success that came with
the action picture Bad Boys (1995) and the Blockbuster Independence Day
(1996), Will's movie career was set. His latest movie is Men In Black
(1997) where he plays agent J. Now we look forward to his next picture,
the remake of the old time western classic Wild, Wild West. And of
course, the co-writing product from Will and his girlfriend Jada Pinkett,
Love for Hire. Will Smith says he's still working on his next album, his
first for Colombia Records, which is due nov 25. He is, as far as I
know, cooperating with the Track Masters, Warren G, Sauce, and Jazzy
Jeff on the album. The name of the album is 'Willenium'.
Will married his girlfriend Jada Pinkett (now Pinket Smit). He finished
his latest movie 'Wild Wild West' which is a success.
Real name: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
- Actor, Singer
Date of Birth
- 25 September
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
330 Bob Hope Dr.
Burbank, CA 91523
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