Today in #BlackHistory Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born on September 18, 1971. #JadaSmith is an American actress who starred in the TV shows 'A Different World' and 'Gotham' and in such films as 'The Nutty Professor' and 'Girls Trip.' She is married to actor Will Smith and is the mother of #Jaden and #WillowSmith.
Will Smith met #JadaPinkett in 1995 when she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She was considered too short for the part, but a real-life romance ensued. The couple wed in 1997 in a secret New Year's Eve ceremony at Baltimore's Cloisters Mansion. Will was 29 and Jada was 26.
In addition to their entertainment careers, they founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation to benefit inner-city community development, youth educational projects and underprivileged children and their families. The Smiths live on a 100-acre ranch near Malibu, California, with their 3 children (one from Smith's previous marriage) and 4 rottweilers.
Who Is Jada Pinkett Smith?
Born in #Baltimore, Maryland, actress Jada Pinkett Smith landed her big break on the sitcom A Different World. She went on to star in films like The Nutty Professor, with Eddie Murphy, and Spike Lee's Bamboozled, before her prominent contributions to The Matrix Reloaded and the animated Madagascar.
Pinkett Smith later returned to television with starring roles on Hawthorne and Gotham, and helped make #GirlsTrip a surprise box-office hit in 2017. She is married to actor #WillSmith, with whom she has children Jaden and Willow.
Early Life and Career Launch on 'A Different World'
Actress @Jadapinkettsmith was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland. The daughter of contractor Robsol Pinkett Jr. and nurse Adrienne Banfield-Jones, she attended the Baltimore School of the Arts as a teenager, where one of her classmates and friends was the late rap artist #TupacShakur.
Following cameos in various TV shows, the diminutive actress got her first big break in 1991 with a recurring role on the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World.
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