Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Movie Actress

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress and talk show host. She is co-host of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk, for which she has received a Daytime Emmy Award. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.

Full Name
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith
Sep 18, 1971
5' 0"
Net Worth


Jada Pinkett Smith was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland. Her zodiac sign is Virgo and her ethnicity is African-American. She is the daughter of Robsol Pinkett Jr., a contractor and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. She has two older siblings, Caleeb and Harry. As a young girl, she attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she studied ballet, tap dance, opera singing, theater and music theory.

     After graduating high school in 1989, Jada moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. She first appeared in commercials before landing her first television roles as Lena James on A Different World (1991) and as Nikki on True Colors (1992). In 1993, she made her feature film debut in Menace II Society and starred opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996).

In 1997, Jada co-starred alongside Will Smith in the blockbuster hit Men in Black which then led to other major roles such as The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). Other notable performances include Hawthorne (2009–2011), Gotham (2014–2019) and Girls Trip (2017). Jada also voiced Gloria the Hippo in Shark Tale (2004) and created her own production company - Overbrook Entertainment - with partner James Lassiter in 1998. 

To date, Jada has been nominated for numerous awards including four NAACP Image Awards. She is married to actor/producer Will Smith since 1997 and they have two children together - son Jaden Smith and daughter Willow Smith.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jada Pinkett Smith is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 18, 1971, Jada Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Film Appearance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smith made her film debut in the romantic comedy "Menace II Society".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in The Nutty Professor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smith stars as the female lead in the comedy film "The Nutty Professor" alongside Eddie Murphy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Will Smith</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smith marries actor Will Smith on December 31, 1997.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Creates Production Company</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith create a production company called "Overbrook Entertainment."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smith released her first album "Wicked Wisdom" with her band of the same name.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Red Table Talk</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pinkett Smith launched the Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk" which features her and her family discussing a variety of topics.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jada Pinkett Smith is fearless when it comes to taking on challenging roles. She has taken on roles that push boundaries and challenge our perceptions of what a movie or TV character should be. She has proven time and again that she can take on any role and make it her own.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Inspirational</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jada Pinkett Smith is an inspirational woman who uses her platform to speak up for marginalized groups, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. She has used her fame to help promote causes she’s passionate about and to empower others to do the same.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Amazing Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jada Pinkett Smith is an amazing actress. She has starred in numerous films, television shows, and Broadway plays throughout her career. Her performances are always electrifying, and she never fails to captivate audiences with her powerful presence.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Got Her First Role on 'A Different World'</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jada Pinkett Smith got her first big break with a starring role in the sitcom "A Different World" in 1993.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Met Will Smith on the Set of 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jada Pinkett Smith met her future husband, Will Smith, on the set of the popular TV show "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" where he was the star and she had a recurring role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Co-Founded a Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2002, Jada Pinkett Smith co-founded a production company called 'Overbrook Entertainment' with her husband and producing partner, James Lassiter.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in 4 Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jada Pinkett Smith has appeared in four music videos: Tupac Shakur's "Temptations" and "Let's Get It On," LL Cool J's "Hey Lover," and Mary J. Blige's "Not Going Cry."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has an Honorary Degree</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2006, Jada Pinkett Smith received an honorary degree from the Baltimore School for the Arts for her successful career as an actress, singer, and producer.</p></div>


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