Will Smith Bio, Age, Height, Career, Net worth, Movies, Wife, Kids, Books

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Will Smith Biography

Willard Carroll Smith Jr could be a world-famous actor, rapper, and producer who is popularly Will Smith. However, he first earned his fame as a rapper namely Fresh Prince in the 1980s. Therefore, he began starring in the NBC tv series  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which made him more popular in 1990. Additionally, he’s the sole actor to possess asterisked in eight consecutive films that grossed over $100 million at the United States box office. Eleven consecutive films grossed over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films opened at the amount one spot within the U.S. box office tally. He was named the foremost powerful actor in Hollywood within the year 2007 in April.

Will Smith Age

However, he celebrates his birthday every September 25th having been born in the year 1968. In addition to that, he was born in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in America thus making him an American citizen by birth. So he is currently 53 years of age as of 2021 and he is still active in acting.

Will Smith Height

Apparently, he is a man of average stature. As of today, he stands at a height of  1.88 meters.

Will Smith Weight

During the year 2020, he had gained a lot of weight considering it was a pandemic year. Therefore, he was recorded to be weighing 220 pounds by that time. So, he had to set a target of losing 20 pounds in 20 weeks and assign himself the exact same deadline for finishing his book. During his third weigh-in in November, he comes in at 218.4 pounds, a little over two pounds lost.

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Will Smith Family

Willsmith was born and raised in the United States of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So his mother Caroline was a Philadelphia school board administrator and his dad was Willard Carroll Smith Sr a U.S. Air Force veteran and refrigeration engineer. Furthermore, his mother graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. However, he comes from a family of four children. Moreover, he has an older sister namely Pamela, and two younger siblings, twins Harry and Ellen. At the age of 13, his parents separated though they officially got divorced in the year 2000 so Smith had to move shift schools.

Will Smith Educational Background

Apparently, he grew up in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood. Later on, attended Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Catholic elementary school in Philadelphia. Afterward his lower education, he joined high school in Overbrook High School. He once turned away a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) because of his passion for rapping but was admitted to a pre-engineering [summer] program but he still did not attend.

Will Smith Career

So, he had so much passion for rapping so he had started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes as turntablist and producer. Afterward, he met with Townes in 1985 while he was performing at a house party and the two joined with Clarence Holmes to form a group. Later on, he released the song namely Girls ain’t nothing but trouble in 1986. So they later got into trouble when introduced to Champions records. Therefore, he did a song that became a hit even before he was through high school.

They had now become famous and did their first album namely Rock the House which was first released on Word Up in 1986 and debuted on Jive in March 1987. The group received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand” in 1988. In the year 1990, he was struggling with finances.

This was because the Internal Revenue Service had eventually assessed a $2.8 million tax debt against Smith eventually assessed a $2.8 million tax debt against Smith. So they took many of his possessions and garnished his income. So that is when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him. Therefore show was successful and began his acting career. His first major role was in the drama Six Degrees of Separation in 1993 and the action film Bad Boys in 1995 in which he starred opposite Martin Lawrence.

Will Smith’s Net worth

Nevertheless, his achievements Smithhard’s work in acting and production have grossed his net worth to be ranked among the most expensive actors in the world. Therefore his net worth is estimated to be $350 million which is quite satisfying. This is because his brand has greatly grown.

Will Smith Wife

Currently, he is in a happy marriage to his lovely wife actress Jada Koren Pinkett that is in the year 1997. However, they met when Pinkett auditioned for a role as Smith’s character’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The couple had two children, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, and Willow Camille Reign Smith. Their children are also actors featured in different films.

Even though he was first in marriage to Sheree Zampino in the year 1992 but because the marriage did not work they later divorced in the year 1995. So during the years of their marriage, they had a son namely Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III who was born on November 11th.

Will Smith Kids

So during his first marriage, he had a son with his ex-wife namely Willard Carroll who was born on November 11th, 1992. Later on, he got other two children with his second wife Jada Koren Pinkett and the son is Jaden Christopher Syre Smith who was born in the year 1998.

Presently, he is a co-star in the films namely The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth. He is also a rapper. They also have a last-born daughter  Willow Camille Reign Smith who was born in 2000. However, she has appeared as his daughter in I Am Legend. In addition, she is also a singer and a dancer.

Will Smith Movies and Tv shows

Regardless, he has been in various movies that are popularly known around the whole world. The following are the movies that he has been featured in;

  • The fresh prince of Bel-Air
  • The pursuit of happiness
  • Aladdin
  • King Richard
  • I am a legend
  • Bad boys for life
  • Gemini man
  • Men in black
  • Suicide squad
  • Focus
  • I, Robot
  • Hitch
  • Seven pounds
  • Independence day
  • Collateral beauty
  • Hancock
  • After earth
  • Emancipation
  • The karate kid
  • Bright
  • Concussion
  • Ali
  • Shark tale
  • Six degrees of separation
  • Wild Wild west
  • Enemy of the state
  • Bad boys II
  • Spies in disguise
  • Men in Black II
  • Bad boys 4
  • Men black 3
  • Best shape my life
  • The karate kid 2
  • Bright 2
  • Annie
  • The legend of Bagger Vance
  • Amend
  • Student of the year
  • Life in a year
  • Made in America
  • This means war
  • Welcome to earth
  • Winters tale
  • ATL
  •  One strange rock
  • Lakeview terrace
  • Rocking through the decades
  • The tonight show
  • The human contract
  • Charm city kings
  • Anchorman 2

Latest movies

Nevertheless, he announced that Smith will star in Emancipation which was directed by Antoine Fuqua, in the film he will portray Peter, a runaway slave, who outsmarts hunters and the Louisiana swamp on a journey to the Union Army. Smith namely Wild Wild West “a thorn in my side” in October 2021 during the GQ segment.

Additionally, he stated that when he reflects on his best and worst movies he does not like but his favorite performance was Men in Black.

Awards

Smith transitioned from television to film and went on to star in numerous blockbuster films and this made him so popular. So due to his professionalism in acting, he has won numerous awards. The following list consists of his awards;

  1. MTV Movie Award for best kiss
  2. Movie Award for best fight
  3. Award for best male performance
  4. NAACP image award for outstanding actor
  5. Grammy award for best rap solo performance
  6. America music award for favorite pop
  7. Kids choice award for favorite Tv actor
  8. Honorary Cesar
  9. American music award for favorite actor
  10. BET award for best actor
  11. Kids choice award for the favorite movie actor
  12. People choose awards for their favorite movie actor

 

Book

On June 19, 2021, Smith proclaimed the title and cover for his memoir Will, which was written with Mark Manson and published on November 9, 2021. Recently, he and his Westbrook Studios company signed a mega-deal with National Geographic. Afterward, the moment Smith kicked off a tour for the promotion of his book in season 2021, with stops in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London (with Idris Elba.