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Who doesn’t know an actor and rapper named Will Smith? For those of you fans of bad boys and men in black, you’ll know this one actor. Many say that Will Smith is a legend for the 35-year-old film industry in the United States, from his early career as a rapper to becoming one of the world’s top actors.
For more details, here’s a look at Will Smith’s life story from his career as a rapper to becoming the world’s top actor with a myriad of achievements. Take a good look!
Will Smith’s bio
Will Smith is an American actor, producer and rapper who has been awarded academy awards and Grammy Awards for hip hop artists and comedians. Will Smith was one of the many people who achieved success in 3 (three) entertainment mass media ranging from film, television, to the music industry in the United States. Here’s a quick bio about actor Will Smith:
|Birth Name||Willard Christopher Smith, Jr.|
|Other Names||Will Smith/The Fresh Prince|
|Born||25, 1968 in Wynnefield, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (52 years old)|
|Education||Our Lady of Lourdes Overbrook High School|
|Job||Actor, Producer, Rapper|
|Where to Stay||Los Angeles|
|Couples||Sheree Zampiro (m. 1992-1995; divorced) Jada Koren Pinkett (m. 1997-present)|
|Children||Willard Carroll Smith III Jaaden Christopher Syre Smith Willow Camille Reign Smith|
|Parents||Willard Carroll Smith, Sr Caroline Bright|
Will Smith’s Childhood Life
Will Smith was born Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. on September 25, 1968 in Wynnefield, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents came into a row of people who were quite influential. His mother was Caroline Bright, a Philadelphia school board administrator and his father was Willard Carroll Smith I, a U.S. Air Force veteran and cooling engineer.
Will Smith spent his childhood in the Wynnefield neighborhood of West Philadelphia and he lived in a Baptist family. She has an older sister named Pamela and two twin sisters named Harry and Ellen. When she was 13, her parents decided to divorce, but did not actually divorce until 2000.
As a child, she attended Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Catholic elementary school in Philadelphia. Then as a teenager, he continued his education at Overbrook High School. After graduating, there were rumors that Will Smith had turned down a scholarship to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), when in fact he never enrolled because he did not intend to continue his education to college. All Will Smith wants to do is focus on learning about rap.
In 1992, Will Smith married Sheree Zampino and had a son named Willard Carroll Trey Smith III. However, their marriage lasted only 3 years because in 1995, the two decided to divorce. Will Smith had been married for two years because in 1997 he decided to remarry an artist named Jada Koren Pinkett.
Will Smith and Jada met when Jada auditioned to play Smith’s beloved character in the 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. However, Jada fails to get the role because her body is too short. Despite her failure, at least Jada’s charm was able to lure a Smith who was still the husband of Sheree. After her marriage to Sheree ended, it was only then that Smith dared to approach Jada.
The two began dating after Jada moved to California and decided to marry in a private ceremony on December 31, 1997 at a hotel in Baltimore. His marriage to Jada has given birth to two children, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (Jaden Smith) who was born in 1998 and Willow Camille Reign Smith who was born in 2000.
Will Smith’s family portrait
Will Smith and his family live in Los Angeles, California. Speaking of family life, his family is known as “Family Goals” because it is very rarely hit by gossip. Many people say that his family is one of the harmonious family portraits that should be used as an example.
Will Smith and Jada’s relationship is often referred to as Hollywood’s Relationship Goals because it rarely gets into trouble. Until then, jada’s recognition galvanized the American entertainment world. On Red Table Talk, Friday (7/10/2020), Jada admitted to having an affair with a singer named August Alsina. The affair occurred when her marriage to Smith was in trouble. Interestingly, this confession was made in front of Smith as her husband. Jada’s bravery in admitting her mistake was worth it.
After her confession, her second marriage was not destroyed but instead gained a lot of support. That’s because Will Smith’s thoughtful and understanding response to what Jada experienced was what earned him a lot of praise. Eventually the two decided to refer and Jada ended her affair with singer August Alsina.
As recently as October 1, 2020, Will Smith and his family were also invited to the virtual Bring Change to Mind event.
Will Smith’s relationship with his children
Will Smith is known as a father who loves and fully supports his three children. She often involves her three children to take part in shows starring her. Her first child with Shereen was Willard Carroll Trey Smith III, who appeared in the music video for the single “Just the Two of Us”, two episodes of the sitcom All of Us, and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and David Blaine: TV Real or Magic.
While her two children were married to Jada, she has also appeared in several films starring Jaden Christopher Syre Smith co-starring in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth, then Willow Camille Reign Smith who played her son in I Am Legend.
It can all be said that will smith’s family belongs to a family active in the American film industry. This was also evidenced by the establishment of an agency called Overbrook Entertainment which was used to produce the film. The agency was built by Will Smith along with Jada after they married.
Although he is a well-known Hollywood celebrity, he still remembers that as a human being he must be generous because there are still many people who need his helping hand. In 2003, Will Smith raised about $1.3 million in places where the funds were split into places where his charitable goals were like $450,000 for two Christian services, $122,500 for three Scientology organizations, and the rest for Los Angeles mosques, Christian-based schools and churches, and the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Center in Israel.
In addition, he and his wife, Jada have built a private elementary school in Calabasas, California, a New Village Leadership Academy. In 2010 also a Federal Tax Filing showed that Will Smith had donated $1.2 million to the school.
Will Smith’s career in entertainment
From his teens, Will Smith was known to be interested in hip hop music. Smith began his career in entertainment as a rapper in 1985. He began his career as a rapper collaborating dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince from 1985-1994. In 1997, he released several solo albums with a total album sales of about 25 million copies. He earned his nickname as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince.
In 1990, Will Smith made his television debut by appearing as a cameo on several sitcoms and variety shows. Some of the television shows that have starred Will Smith include Saturday Morning Videos, The Earth Day Special, ABC Afterschool Special, Rockin’ Through The Decades, Rockin’ Through The Decades, American Chopper, Un-Broke: What You Need to Know About Money, 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards, NBC The Fresh Prince Bel-Air which has run for six seasons until 1996 and more.
After NBC series The Fresh Prince Bel-Air ended, Will Smith switched from television to big-screen movies. In 1992, he began his career in film with the film Where the Day Takes You”. It was in 1995 that will make Will Smith’s name more publicly known thanks to his acting as Mike Lowrey in the film Bad Boys. Will Smith’s popularity rose again after he starred in a film called Men in Black in 1997 with his role as agent J.
Will Smith’s acting became increasingly acclaimed by many after starring in ali in 2001 and The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006, even as his acting in the two films led to Will being nominated for Oscars.
In April 2019, Will Smith’s name was again discussed after he was cast as the hilarious Jin in the film Aladdin. In addition, in the same year there were also two films released with Will Smith as the actor. The two films are Gemini Man and Spies in Disguise. In 2020, Will Smith returns as a hilarious cop in the Bad Boys series Bad Boys for Life and many more films that once starred Will Smith as the actor.
Will Smith Award
During his 29-year career in film, Will Smith is known to have starred in many film titles. That’s why in April 2007, Newsweek named will Smith the most powerful actor in Hollywood. Of the many films he has starred in, he’s the only actor to gross more than $100 million and earned more than $500 million for his films that went to the domestic box office. From there, Will Smith was ranked as the most bankable star in the world by Forbes.
Will Smith is also known to often get nominations at several awards events such as the MTV Movie award for Best On Screen Duo in Bad Boys and Best Performance in Independent Day. In addition, he also received an award at the Kid’s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor in independent film Day and the Saturn Award for Best Actor in an Independent Day film.
Will Smith has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and has won four Grammy Awards. He also received nominations at the Academy Awards for best actor after his acting as a boxer in Ali (2001) and a bone scanner salesman in The Pursuit of Happyness. In addition, there are many other awards that Will Smith has received during his career in American cinema.
Well, that’s a bit of a story from Will Smith who started his career as a rapper to become the world’s top actor as he is today. Not many people know much about Will Smith. Most of them know who Will Smith is from some of the films he starred in.
Maybe those who followed the series from Bad Boys must have known this great actor figure. It is from this writing that you can at least provide a brief information about Will Smith or you can find out the daily life that Will Smith does by following his Instagram account @willsmith. May it be useful and during reading!