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Jada Pinkett Smith Biography: Age, Early Life, Career, & Family

Jada Pinkett Smith Biography

For all the Matrix fans, it may seem an already predicted news. The Afro-American actress, songwriter, singer, dancer, and businesswoman, Jada Pinkett Smith will continue the legacy of the Matrix. She has an extensive experience of acting and completed various projects. Not only an actress giving blockbusters, Jada Pinkett Smith is a producer as well. Working as an actress, as a composer, as a singer, as miscellaneous crew member, name any branch of film and movies you will find her.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Biography

Her full name is Jada Koren Pinkett–Smith (/ˌdʒeɪdə ˌpɪŋkᵻt ˈsmɪθ/; née Pinkett). Her acting career started in 1990, with a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. A Different World produced by Bill Vosby and The Nutty Professor (1996) where she worked with Eddie Murphy, was her land marks in film industry. She played lead in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996).

She has shown her acting class in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. The multi-talented Jada Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create the metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter. She has a production house as well. she married actor Will Smith in 1997 and They have two children, Jaden (The Karate Kid Star) and Willow (A singer just like her mom).

Jada Pinkett Smith Early Life

Jada Koren Pinkett (later become Smith) was Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and named after her mother’s favorite soap-opera actress, Jada Rowland. Being the only girl of her parents, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, the head nurse of an inner-city clinic in Baltimore, and Robsol Pinkett, Jr., who ran a construction company, Jada Pinkett got full attention and love of her mother. She got the love, support, affection of her mother as she was divorced a few moths after getting married. She raised her and it was Jada’s grandmother who first highlight the spark of acting in her.

After noticing the passion for performing arts in Jada, her grandmother enrolled her for acting class. Along with her grandmother, she has remained close to her mother, “A mother and daughter’s relationship is usually the most honest, and we are so close,” she expressed. “understood what I wanted and never stood in my way,” she further added.

Education

Jada Pinkett Smith attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she learned performing arts and became lifelong friends with classmate Tupac Shakur. With dance and theatre as majors, she graduated in 1989. She continued her passion at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and became fully motivated and interested in pursuing her acting career. Finally she made the big decision and  moved to Los Angeles, California.  As she has fully invested herself in acting, she quickly found success in show business.

Acting Career

From 1990 to 1994, Jada Pinkett Smith landed at various minor and major role lime supernatural drama titled Moe’s World that was never aired, TV shows like Doogie Howser, M.D. (1991) and 21 Jump Street (1991).

During this period, she appeared in Bill Cosby’s NBC television sitcom A Different World in 1991, as college freshman Lena James as well. The 1994 action packed comedy film  A Low Down Dirty Shame starring Keenen Ivory Wayans is another highlight of this period.

From here, starts the blockbuster journey of Pinkett Smith. The next year Demon Knight (1995) and after it the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor where she co-starred Eddie Murphy.

After these hits, Jada Pinkett Smith gave appeared in many blockbusters including  Set It Off (1996), Scream 2, and Bamboozled (2000). With so many title attached to her name, the best role that gave her massive recognition is he part of human rebel Niobe in the films The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). The Matrix 4 has officially announced the casting of Jada Smith.

Musical Career

Performing arts is an industry with endless options from acting to singing to production to direction. Jada Smith has utilized her skills to  the fullest as she appeared Under the stage name Jada Koren, and formed the metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. Along Jada Smithbass lead vocalist, the band consisted of Pocket Honore (guitar, vocals), Cameron “Wirm” Graves (guitar, keyboard, vocals), and Rio (bass, vocals).

Meeting the Soulmate

Love has no boundaries and it always pave his way. Jada Pinkett met Will Smith in 1994 at the auditions of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where she was rejected due to height. Later they become friends and started dating the very next year. This proved right for both of them as after two year in 1997, they got married. The couple has two children Jaden (b. 1998), and Willow (b. 2000).

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