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Jada Pinkett Smith Biography

American Actress

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Jada Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) known as Jada Pinkett, is an American actress and singer-songwriter who hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Over the years, she has made significant contributions to the entertainment industry and has been recognized for her talent and versatility.

Jada Pinkett Smith
Full Name Jada Koren Pinkett Smith
Born September 18, 1971 (age 52)
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Relationship Status Married
Education Baltimore School for the Arts
Awards Outstanding Informative Talk Show (Daytime Emmy Awards) 2021
Organization Westbrook Inc

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Early Life

  • Raised by her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and grandmother, Marion Martin Banfield, she grew up in a close-knit family.
  • Her early exposure to the arts came from her grandmother, who noticed her interest in the performing arts and enrolled her in dance, tap dance, and ballet lessons.


  • Jada attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she majored in dance and theater.
  • It was during her time at this school that she became close friends with fellow student Tupac Shakur.


  • Jada began her acting career with a guest appearance on the short-lived sitcom “True Colors.”
  • She gained prominence with roles in films like “Menace II Society” and “Set It Off.”
  • Over the years, she has starred in numerous films including the “Matrix” series and the “Madagascar” animated films.
  • Apart from acting, Jada formed a metal band called “Wicked Wisdom” and released an album in 2006.
  • She has also been involved in various business ventures, including fashion and beauty brands.
  • Jada, along with her husband Will Smith, founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity organization that focuses on youth and family support.


  • Jada’s television career includes roles in popular series like “A Different World” and “Gotham.”
  • She also co-hosts the Facebook Watch talk show “Red Table Talk” with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne, which has gained significant popularity.

Awards and Nominations

  • Jada Pinkett Smith has received numerous awards and nominations throughout her career.
  • She has been nominated for several NAACP Image Awards and has won some for her outstanding performances in film and television.
  • Her work on “Red Table Talk” has also earned her critical acclaim and award nominations.

Personal Life

  • Jada Pinkett Smith is married to actor and rapper Will Smith, and the couple has two children: Jaden and Willow.
  • She is known for her advocacy on various social issues and has been vocal about mental health awareness.
  • Jada and her family are also known for their philanthropic efforts, especially in the fields of education and healthcare.

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