Will Smith also known as “The Fresh Prince” is a legendary actor in the Hollywood industry and one of the best. Will, apart from being an American actor is also a movie producer and rapper.
He is very talented that even Newsweek called him “The most powerful actor in Hollywood”.
Will Smith is also one of the major characters in the popular movie “Bad Boys”. As most celebrities Will is a philanthropist and in this article we will let you into his biography, net worth and many more.
Will Smith Profile
- Full Name: Willard Carroll Smith Jr.
- Age: 52 years old
- Nationality: American
- State of Origin: West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- State of residence: Calabasas, Los Angeles
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Actor, movie producer, rapper and philanthropist.
Will Smith Age
Will was born on the 25th of September, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
His mother Caroline (née Bright), is a Philadelphia school board administrator, and his father Willard Carroll Smith Sr. Is a U.S. Air Force veteran and refrigeration engineer.
Will early days were developed in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood, he was raised as a Baptist. He has three siblings Pamela(elder sister) and the younger twins Harry and Ellen.
Will Smith Education
Will Smith completed his elementary education at a private Catholic School, Our Lady of Lourdes, in Philadelphia. After his elementary education, Smith went to Overbrook High School where he completed his high school education.
There were speculations of Will Smith turning down a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), because of his vision to become a rap star.
However, Smith admitted that he had all it took to gain admission, starting from a high SAT scores to the institute looking for black bright kids, but he dropped the offer because he didn’t want to go to college.
Will Smith Career
Will Smith began his career as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. DJ Jazzy Jeff was his childhood friend who was the turntablist and the producer of their duo.
Along the line, they added a third person called Clarence Holmes (Ready Rock C),who was their beatboxer.The trio released a lot of battle rhymes rap which were remarkably profanity free.
They got a lot of attentions and won awards such as their first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for the single “Parents Just Don’t Understand””.
As a young guy, Will got into trouble for underpaying his income taxes and the IRS caught up with him and made him pay dearly.
After the tax incident, Will became broke untill he got a spot to star in a sitcom,”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. This lifted him up and gave him many other opportunities to be featured in movies.
Will Smith has starred in many blockbuster movies such as; Degrees of Separation, Bad Boys I,2&3, I-Robot, Shark Tale, The Pursuit of Happyness,Men in Black 3, Focus, Suicide Squad, Collateral Beauty, Gemini Man, Spies in Disguise and many more.
Will is a record breaker, and the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office.
He also ranked the first for eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally.
Smith being a philanthropist has donated a lot of money to charities including churches, mosque, schools and Scientology organizations.
Will Smith Relationship
Will was first married to Sheree Zampino in 1992. Their union was blessed with a son, Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III on November 11, 1992. Unfortunately they divorced in 1995.
Will was remarried in 1997 to Jada Koren Pinkett an actress. Their union is blessed with two children Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born in 1998) and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born in 2000).
On June 30, 2020, August Alsina claimed that he had a relationship with Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett with Smith giving them his blessings and permission.
However, August Alsina claims of Smith granting them permission and blessings were debunked by Pinkett’s spokesman.
On July 10, the public eagerness for Smith response to the incident came during an episode of Red Table Talk featuring Smith and Jada Pinkett.
Jada said she had an entanglement with Alsina during the period of her separation from Smith, but it came without Will’s permission nor blessings.
However Will’s wife started that she has broken off the entanglement and has not spoken to August and will stick that way.
Will Smith Achievement
Will and his childhood friend (DJ Jazzy Jeff) won the Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance in 1989.
Will won another Grammy Awards in 1992, 1998 and 1999 for Best Rap Solo Performance. Will Smith received NRJ Music Awards for International Male Artist of the Year in 1999.
Will has won American Music Awards in 1999 for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist in 2005.
Will received World Music Awards for World’s Best-Selling Male Dance Artist, World’s Best-Selling Male Pop Artist, World’s Best-Selling Male R&B Artist, World’s Best-Selling Male Rap Artist in 2000.
Will Smith received Hollywood Film Awards for Hollywood Actor Award in 2015.
Will has received MTV Movie Awards for Best Fight in 1998 and Best Male Performance in 2002, 2007 and 2008.
In 2016, Will received MTV Generation Award.
Will received NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Music Video and Entertainer of the Year in 1999, another award for Outstanding Music Video in 2000 and Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 2009.
In 2007, Smith received Young Artist Awards for Jackie Coogan Award – Contribution to Youth Through Motion Pictures. In 2008, Smith also received Saturn Awards for Best Actor.
In 2007, Smith received Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actor: Drama and Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Jaden Smith) and in 2008, Smith received Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller.
Will Smith Net Worth
Will Smith has an estimated net worth of $350 million.