Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr. (conceived September 25, 1968) is an American entertainer, humorist, maker, rapper, and lyricist. He has delighted in accomplishment in TV, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most dominant on-screen character in Hollywood”. Smith has been selected for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
In the late 1980s, Smith accomplished humble acclaim as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his prominence expanded drastically when he featured in the mainstream TV arrangement The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show kept running for six seasons (1990-96) on NBC and has been syndicated reliably on different systems from that point forward. After the arrangement finished, Smith moved from TV to film, and at last featured in various blockbuster films. He is the main on-screen character to have eight back to back movies net over $100 million in the local film industry, eleven continuous movies net over $150 million universally, and eight sequential movies in which he featured open at the main spot in the household film industry count.
Smith is positioned as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. Starting at 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had driving jobs have aggregated overall gross profit of over $100 million every, five taking in over $500 million each in worldwide film industry receipts. Starting at 2014, his movies have netted $6.6 billion at the worldwide film industry. He has gotten Best Actor Oscar selections for Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness.
Smith was conceived in West Philadelphia, the child of Caroline (Bright), a Philadelphia educational committee overseer, and Willard Carroll Smith, Sr., a refrigeration engineer. He experienced childhood in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood, and was raised Baptist. He has three kin, sister Pamela, who is four years more established, and twins Harry and Ellen, who are three years more youthful. Smith went to Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Catholic primary school in Philadelphia. His folks isolated when he was 13, however did not really separate until around 2000.
Smith went to Overbrook High School. Despite the fact that generally detailed, it is false that Smith turned down a grant to go to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); he never connected to school since he “needed to rap.” Smith says he was admitted to a “pre-building [summer] program” at MIT for secondary school understudies, yet he didn’t visit. As indicated by Smith, “My mother, who worked for the School Board of Philadelphia, had a companion who was the confirmations officer at MIT. I had really high SAT scores and they required dark children, so I presumably could have gotten in. Be that as it may, I had no expectation of setting off for college.”
Smith began as the MC of the hip-jump pair DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, with his cherished companion Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes as maker, just as Ready Rock C (Clarence Holmes) as the human beat box. The trio was known for performing clever, radio-accommodating tunes, most strikingly “Guardians Just Don’t Understand” and “Mid year”. They increased basic recognition and won the first Grammy granted in the Rap class (1988).
Smith burned through cash openly around 1988 and 1989 and came up short on his annual expenses. The Internal Revenue Service in the long run surveyed a $2.8 million duty obligation against Smith, took a significant number of his assets, and decorated his salary. Smith was almost bankrupt in 1990, when the NBC TV station marked him to an agreement and assembled a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him.
The show was fruitful and started his acting vocation. Smith set for himself the objective of turning into “the greatest motion picture star on the planet”, examining film industry triumphs’ basic attributes.
Smith’s first significant jobs were in the dramatization Six Degrees of Separation (1993) and the activity film Bad Boys (1995) in which he featured inverse Martin Lawrence.
In 1996, Smith featured as a component of a group cast in Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day. The film was a gigantic blockbuster, turning into the second most noteworthy netting film in history at the time and setting up Smith as a prime film industry draw. He later struck gold again in the mid year of 1997 nearby Tommy Lee Jones in the late spring contract killers in Black playing Agent J. In 1998, Smith featured with Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State.
He turned down the job of Neo in The Matrix for Wild West (1999). Regardless of the failure of Wild West, Smith has said that he harbors no second thoughts about his choice, affirming that Keanu Reeves’ exhibition as Neo was better than what Smith himself would have accomplished, in spite of the fact that in meetings ensuing to the arrival of Wild West he expressed that he “committed an error on Wild West. That could have been something more.”
In 2005, Smith was gone into the Guinness Book of World Records for going to three debuts in a 24-hour time range.
He has intended to star in an element film change of the TV arrangement It Takes a Thief.
On December 10, 2007, Smith was regarded at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Smith left an engraving of his hands and feet outside the widely acclaimed theater before numerous fans. Soon thereafter, Smith featured in the film I Am Legend, discharged December 14, 2007. In spite of possibly positive audits, its opening was the biggest ever for a film discharged in the United States during December. Smith himself has said that he believes the film to be “forcefully novel”. An analyst said that the film’s business achievement “established [Smith’s] remaining as the main film industry attract Hollywood.” On December 1, 2008, TV Guide revealed that Smith was chosen as one of America’s best ten most entrancing individuals of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC extraordinary that disclosed on December 4, 2008.
In 2008 Smith was accounted for to build up a film entitled The Last Pharaoh, where he would star as Taharqa. It was in 2008 that Smith featured in the superhuman motion picture Hancock.
Men in Black III opened on May 25, 2012 with Smith again repeating his job as Agent J. This was his first major featuring job in four years.
On August 19, 2011, it was declared that Smith had come back to the studio with maker La Mar Edwards to chip away at his fifth studio collection. Edwards has worked with craftsmen, for example, T.I., Chris Brown, and Game. Smith’s latest studio collection, Lost and Found, was discharged in 2005.
Smith and his child Jaden played father and child in two preparations: the 2006 true to life dramatization The Pursuit of Happyness, and the sci-fi film After Earth, which was discharged on May 31, 2013.
Smith featured inverse Margot Robbie in the sentiment dramatization Focus. He played Nicky Spurgeon, a veteran scalawag who takes a youthful, appealing lady under the care of him. Concentrate was discharged on February 27, 2015. Smith was set to star in the Sci-Fic spine chiller Brilliance, an adjustment of Marcus Sakey’s tale of a similar name scripted by Jurassic Park author David Koepp. In any case, he left the venture.
Smith played Dr. Bennet Omalu of the Brain Injury Research Institute in the games dramatization Concussion, who turned into the main individual to find incessant horrendous encephalopathy (CTE) in a football player’s mind. CTE is a degenerative ailment brought about by serious injury to the head that can be found simply after death. Smith’s contribution is for the most part because of his very late exit from the Sci-Fi spine chiller show Brilliance. Blackout was coordinated by Peter Landesman and-dab taped in Pittsburgh, as indicated by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It got $14.4 million in film expense credits from Pennsylvania. Head photography began on October 27, 2014. Entertainer Gugu Mbatha-Raw played his significant other. Omalu filled in as an expert.
As of November 2015, Smith is set to star in the free dramatization Collateral Beauty, which will be coordinated by David Frankel. Smith will play a New York publicizing official who surrenders to a profound misery after an individual catastrophe.
Nobel Peace Prize Concert December 11, 2009, in Oslo, Norway: Smith with spouse Jada and youngsters Jaden and Willow Smith wedded Sheree Zampino in 1992. They had one child, Trey Smith, conceived on November 11, 1992, and separated in 1995. Trey showed up in his father’s music video for the 1998 single “Only the Two of Us”. He likewise acted in two scenes of the sitcom All of Us, and has showed up on The Oprah Winfrey Show and on the David Blaine: Real or Magic TV extraordinary.
Smith wedded entertainer Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997. Together they have two kids: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (brought into the world 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth, and Willow Camille Reign Smith (brought into the world 2000), who showed up as his girl in I Am Legend. Smith and his brother Harry claim Treyball Development Inc., a Beverly Hills-based organization named after Trey. Smith and his family live in Los Angeles, California.