Will Smith young
September 25, 1968
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
82 kg | 181 pounds
42 in | 106 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Will Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on September 25, 1968, is an American actor and rapper.
Young Will Smith first started his career as a rapper under name "The Fresh Prince" in 1980s.
He began rapping at home and in school, at the age of 12.
He got his first big break as MC of hip-hop duo "DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince", with disc jockey Jeff Townes, they released first album "Rock the House" in 1987.
Will's breakthrough performance came as a fictionalized version of himself, Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith in NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996).
He made his big screen debut in drama film Where the Day Takes You (1991) in role as Manny.
He released his first solo album "Big Willie Style" in 1997.
King Richard (2020) biopic in role as Richard Williams
Bad Boys for Life (2020) buddy cop action comedy in role as Detective Lieutenant Michael "Mike" Lowrey, opposite Martin Lawrence and Vanessa Hudgens
Aladdin (2019) musical fantasy in role as Genie, opposite Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott
Spies in Disguise (2019) animated spy comedy in voice role as Lance Sterling
Gemini Man (2019) action thriller in role as Henry Brogan / Junior, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clive Owen
He was nominated for two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
Ali (2001) biographical sports drama in role as Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) biographical drama in role as Chris Gardner
He played James Darrell Edwards III / Agent J in Men in Black film series:
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role as Bennet Omalu in biographical sports drama film Concussion (2015).
He portrayed Detective Lieutenant Michael "Mike" Lowrey in Bad Boys franchise:
Bad Boys (1995)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
He won a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his performance as Dr. Robert Neville in post-apocalyptic science fiction drama movie I Am Legend (2007).
Independence Day (1996) science fiction action opposite Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Vivica A. Fox
Wild Wild West (1999) western action comedy with Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek and Kenneth Branagh
I, Robot (2004) science fiction action with Bridget Moynahan and Bruce Greenwood
Hancock (2008) superhero comedy with Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman
After Earth (2013) post-apocalyptic science fiction action opposite Jaden Smith and Zoë Kravitz
Focus (2015) romantic crime comedy drama with Margot Robbie
Enemy of the State (1998) action thriller opposite Gene Hackman, Lisa Bonet and Jon Voight
Six Degrees of Separation (1993) comedy drama opposite Donald Sutherland, Heather Graham and Ian McKellen
Seven Pounds (2008) drama romance opposite Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson
Hitch (2005) romantic comedy with Eva Mendes, Amber Valletta and Kevin James
Suicide Squad (2016) superhero in role as Floyd Lawton / Deadshot
Collateral Beauty (2016) drama opposite Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Edward Norton
Bright (2017) fantasy crime opposite Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace
He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his role as Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith in NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996).
He hosted National Geographic documentary series One Strange Rock (2018).
Attended Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Catholic elementary school in Philadelphia.
Attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.
Has sister, Pamela and two younger siblings twins, Harry and Ellen.
Likes playing chess.
Fan of professional wrestling.
He released four solo studio albums:
Big Willie Style (1997)
Born to Reign (2002)
Lost and Found (2005)
He released five studio albums with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince:
Rock the House (1987)
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (1988)
And in This Corner… (1989)
Code Red (1993)
He has won four Grammy Awards.
He turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.
Good friends with actor Ken Foree.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
He was married to Sheree Zampino (1992-1995), they have one son.
He married actress Jada Pinkett in 1995, they have a son Jaden Christopher Syre and a daughter Willow Camille Reign.
He dated Tyra Banks (1993-1994), Garcelle Beauvais (1990-1991) and Nia Long (1995).
It's a whole different thing being an actor. A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are. You make yourself a different person. You become a different person.
Give me a problem, I'll give you a solution. I just love living. That's a feeling you can't fake. I'm glad every single day. I think that even the camera can feel that I'm a happy man.
I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet.
When you create art, the world has to wait.
For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.
My school was 90 percent white, but 90 percent of the kids I played with were black. So I got the best of both worlds. I think that is where my comedy developed.