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Will Smith

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Willard Christopher Smith Jr.

Birth Date :

September 25, 1968

Birth Place :

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,USA

Spouse :

Sheree Zampino (actress, 9-May-92 - 1995), Jada Pinkett Smith (actress, since 31-Dec-97)

Claim to fame :

As William 'Will' Smith on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990-1996)

Biography


Willard Christopher Smith II is an American actor and rapper who originally born and raised in Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the second of four children, with the last two twins named Harry and Ellen, of the marriage couple Willard Smith Sr. and Caroline who owned a refrigerator company. Since his childhood Smith had shown himself as a smart and charming child, because of which most of his friends at Overbrook High School earned him the nickname Prince.

At the age of 12 Smith was greatly influenced by Eddie Murphy and new hip-hop heroes like Grandmaster Flash that encouraged him to begin rapping and soon perform on his own specialized comic style. At his 16-year age he met Jeff Townes, a Pennsylvania native, at a party in Philadelphia where he successfully made everyone attended the party laughed with his joke. Both of them became close and began performing together, Jeff as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will as rapper Fresh Prince. Together they, in 1989, sang the humorous, radio friendly songs, one most famous was "Parents Just Don't Understand" that resulted in popularity and promising bright future career for both pals, prompting Smith to turn down his scholarship to Boston's super-prestigious MIT in order to follow his dream. This sacrifice somehow worthwhile as this song had granted Smith and Jeff the first ever Grammy award for "Best Rap Performance" in 1989.

Latest News


Will Smith and Margot Robbie Show Chemistry in 'Focus' Trailer

October 10, 2014 03:43:50 GMT

's latest film "" releases its first images and trailer, giving a highlight to his co-star . The pair play a con-artist and an intern who lie and cheat for a living.
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Will Smith Wishes Jada Pinkett Smith a Happy Birthday With Sweet Message

September 19, 2014 06:38:50 GMT

has sent out a sweet message on social media to wish his wife a happy 43rd birthday. On Thursday, September 18, the star of "" took to Facebook to share a photo of him posing with his wife.
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Video: Will Smith Reunites With DJ Jazzy Jeff Onstage to Perform 'Summertime'

August 18, 2014 08:46:17 GMT

reunited with his former co-star on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" DJ Jazzy Jeff for a special performance at a pool party in Las Vegas late last week. The actor excited the crowd at the Palms Casino Resort when he appeared on the stage during the DJ's set for the live rendition of their 1991 hit "Summertime".
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Will Smith Followed by Topless Woman on the Beach in Ibiza

July 12, 2014 06:12:28 GMT

apparently just had an awkward moment with a fan at the beach in Ibiza. On Thursday, July 10, the actor was mobbed by a group of fans, including a topless woman, who were eager to take a selfie with him. The star of "", who sported a black tank top, shorts and white sneakers during the outing, was all-smiles as he took a photo with a man, draping his arm around his shoulders. The topless woman, meanwhile, was seen walking on his other side.
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Will Smith Circling Ridley Scott's Football Concussion Drama

June 04, 2014 08:21:22 GMT

After dropping out of Legendary's novel adaptation "" from director Julius Onah, is now reportedly eying a lead role in a sports drama about life-changing injuries in professional football. Developed at Sony, it's inspired by a GQ article "Game Brain".
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Report: Will Smith and Wife Investigated by Child Services Following Daughter's Controversial Photo

May 21, 2014 09:05:08 GMT

and his wife are questioned by child protection service after their daughter 's controversial photo emerged on social media earlier this month, Radar Online reports. According to the site, the two stars have been under investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services and they so far are cooperative.
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2014 Razzie Awards Full 'Winners' List

March 02, 2014 05:48:47 GMT

and his son came as 'winners' at the 2014 Razzie Awards while annual 'favorite' dodged it out this year. The event's 34th annual ceremony to honor worst of the worst in movies were held at Los Angeles' Ignited Spaces on Saturday, March 1, a day before the Oscars.
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Full List of 2014 Oscars Presenters Announced

February 24, 2014 15:21:28 GMT

The full list of celebrities who will take the stage on March 2 to present the Oscars was unleashed on Monday, February 24. Among the famous names are , , , and .
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Will Smith Won't Return for 'Independence Day' Sequel

February 08, 2014 02:14:49 GMT

It seems that "Independence Day" sequel will have to be made without , Deadline learns. After going back and forth for a while, the actor reportedly decides he won't reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller in the upcoming "".
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Will Smith Pays Tribute to James Avery on Facebook

January 07, 2014 02:56:11 GMT

A week after James Avery's passing, his co-star on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" broke silence on Avery's death. The star of "" took to Facebook on Sunday, January 5 to pay tribute to Avery and share a photo of him and Avery which was taken the last time they were together.
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Justin Bieber's Photo With Will Smith Is Instagram's Most-Liked Picture of 2013

December 14, 2013 03:19:22 GMT

One of 's photos he shared on Instagram became the site's most-liked picture of 2013, Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom announced on Friday, December 13 during an appearance on "" show. According to the company, there are 55 millions of photos shared every day, but Bieber's photo with garners more than 1,496,070 "likes."
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Will Smith Officially Tapped for 'City That Sailed' With Shawn Levy Directing

November 15, 2013 04:09:16 GMT

is officially on board to star in 20th Century Fox's adventure film called "". "" helmer Shawn Levy has been billed to serve behind the lens for the upcoming potential tentpole.
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Margot Robbie Breaks Silence Over Sexy Pics With Will Smith

November 08, 2013 15:31:08 GMT

puts a break on the rumor that she is having an affair with after photos of them goofing around surfaced. The 23-year-old actress did not bother to make a statement via her representative, slamming the report on Twitter.
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Will Smith and Margot Robbie's Intimate Pictures Surface

November 06, 2013 23:42:58 GMT

Racy photos of and his "" co-star triggered split rumors between Will and wife once again. The 45-year-old actor was seen in several photo booth pictures cavorting with the 23-year-old actress.
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'Independence Day 2' Has Two Scripts With One Featuring Will Smith

October 25, 2013 04:49:12 GMT

Director Roland Emmerich gave a few tidbits on the development of "Independence Day 2". In an interview with Indiewire, he spilled that there were two scripts prepared for the film. One sees reprising his role as Captain Steven Hiller, and the other doesn't.
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Will Smith Could Return for 'Independence Day' Sequel

September 06, 2013 04:13:25 GMT

There is still a chance for fans to see leap into action again in the sequel to "Independence Day", Roland Emmerich says. During a chat with Digital Spy, the German director retracts his earlier statement that the Oscar nominee, who famously played Captain Steven Hiller in the 1996 movie, will not return for the next chapter.
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'300' Actor Rodrigo Santoro Heads to Will Smith's 'Focus'

August 20, 2013 06:57:54 GMT

"" has just found new cast member. The Hollywood Reporter learns that the heist pic developed at Warner Bros. has got , the 37-year-old Brazilian star who was a series regular on J.J. Abrams' "" as Paulo, attached to play "the magnetic and powerful owner of an international auto racing team."
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Will Smith Is 'Too Expensive' to Return to 'Independence Day' Sequel

June 24, 2013 08:44:46 GMT

Fox's "Independence Day" sequel, tentatively titled "", will not stage a reunion between Roland Emmerich and . The German filmmaker, who also served behind the lens for "" and "", has confirmed to NY Daily News that 's father will not return.
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Will Smith Does Not Mind Jaden Taking Over 'Men in Black 4'

June 03, 2013 04:39:25 GMT

If "" still sends Agent J and K on another extraordinary mission, Sony Pictures might need to encourage to suit up once again to reprise his famous role. The charismatic 44-year-old actor has recently opened up that he's already done with the franchise, considered his most successful one.
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Will Smith and Family Glam Up New York Premiere of 'After Earth'

May 30, 2013 04:42:43 GMT

The Smiths is indeed a one big happy family. and were all smiles standing side by side with , and Trey Smith, posing for shutterbugs lining up at the premiere of "" in New York on May 29.
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Will Smith Bashes Kardashian Comparison

May 29, 2013 07:57:26 GMT

apparently is not really fond of the Kardashians, despite the fact that his son befriends . When sitting down with her son to talk about their new movie "" in a new interview with Vulture, the "Men in Black" actor makes it clear that his family is in no way similar to the "" clan.
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Kelly Rowland Breaks Down While Singing 'Dirty Laundry' in D.C. Concert

May 28, 2013 08:05:06 GMT

was two-thirds into her live performance of her "Dirty Laundry" single during her "Lights Out Tour" kick-off show in Washington D.C. when the 32-year-old singer suddenly broke into tears. The emotional track from her forthcoming album "" made the pop/R'n'B star cry in front of the crowd that went to see her sing onstage at The Fillmore Silver Springs.
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Emblem3 Releases Music Video for 'Chloe (You're the One I Want)'

May 28, 2013 07:56:35 GMT

debuts the official music video for their single "Chloe (You're the One I Want)". The Ray Kelly-directed video, which was filmed in Los Angeles earlier this month, gives glimpses at group members Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick singing their song in a dressing room before moving to a stage.
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Will and Jaden Smith Take Wing of Russian Spacecraft for 'After Earth' Photocall

May 28, 2013 07:41:30 GMT

and son arrived in Moscow, Russia on May 27 for promoting their upcoming sci-fi film "". Greeting fans lining up in Gorky Park on Monday afternoon, Will sported black suit over a navy blue shirt while his son opted for a white hoodie under his suit. Both actors were all smiles posing on the wing of Russian spacecraft Buran.
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Will Smith and Jaden Put On 'Fresh Prince' Performance on 'Graham Norton Show'

May 27, 2013 08:42:36 GMT

Academy Award-winning actor appeared on the May 24 episode of British comedy chat show "The Graham Norton Show" with son to talk about their forthcoming movie "". But the father-and-son tandem also ended up entertaining the audience as they gamely put on a show after being handed the microphone by host Norton.
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Kanye West Teases 'Yeezus' Details, Eggs Will Smith On to Come Up With New Material

May 21, 2013 02:39:20 GMT

Details about 's forthcoming sixth studio album were revealed Monday, May 20 via a pre-order page that went up on online music store iTunes and on the artist's own website. It was immediately taken down after briefly providing the general public some major details about the highly-anticipated new album.
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Will Smith Sends Son Jaden on Do-or-Die Mission in First 'After Earth' Clip

May 14, 2013 07:22:08 GMT

The first clip for M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming flick "" via Clevver.com teases the hardest decision has to make in life. Will sends his son out into wilderness to retrieve a beacon, their means for survival. Carrying a big burden on his shoulders, the boy looks all pale as he says, "I have to retrieve the beacon or we're going to die."
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Will Smith Is in Talks to Star in 'Focus', Kristen Stewart Quits the Project

April 18, 2013 08:01:30 GMT

Award-nominated actor is reportedly in final talks to lead Warner Bros.' upcoming project "". If the 44-year-old father of actor and rapper and the studio reach an agreement, he will take the role which was previously vacated by .
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Justin Bieber Joins Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson to Support 'End the War on Drugs'

April 10, 2013 04:20:08 GMT

apparently agrees that the U.S. government needs to revise their drug laws because what they do now is not much help for drug users. The teen Canadian singer joins , and and many more celebrities to urge President Obama to implement "more creative criminal justice reform."
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'The Voice' Season 4 Premiere: Shakira and Usher Make Their Debut on the Judging Panel

March 26, 2013 05:05:10 GMT

The fourth season of "" kicked off Monday night, March 25 with the first blind audition. New judges and got comfortable on the swirling seats, filling the vacant spots temporarily left by and Green. They were joined by old judges and .
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