Will Smith. biography
NAME:Will Smith BIRTH DATE:September 25, 1968 (Age: 45) PLACE OF BIRTH:West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American actor, producer and rapper Will Smith was born on September 25, 1968 in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in high school, Smith and friend DJ Jazzy Jeff began collaborating musically. They won critical acclaim and earned a Grammy in 1988. After near bankruptcy, Smith signed on to star in NBC show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show was a success and helped launch his movie career.
Smith's first notable role came in Six Degrees of Separation. He starred alongside Martin Lawrence in the action film Bad Boys in 1995. Smith followed with blockbuster hits Independence Day and Men in Black.
Smith won Best Actor for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in 2001. He received another Academy Award nomination for his work in The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006. Smith married actress Jada Pinkett in 1997 and they have two children. He has a son from a previous marriage as well. Most recently, Smith has starred in I Am Legend and Hancock.
Did you know…
- He could bench 385 pounds while filming I, Robot
- He enjoys playing chess
- He speaks fluent Spanish
- He turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix
- He turned down MIT to pursue a music career
- He wrote the children's book Just the Two of Us