Jada Pinkett Smith

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jada Koren Pinkett
  • Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/18/1971, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; producer; writer; singer
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Jada Pinkett Smith Fast Facts:
  • Named after Jada Rowlands (As the World Turns; The Doctors), her mom's favorite soap actress.
  • Rap-music legend Tupac Shakur was a high-school classmate and friend; they once made an amateur video in which she danced and he lip-synched to DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Parents Just Don't Understand."
  • Runner-up in Hal Jackson's Talented Teens International contest in 1988.
  • First met future husband Will Smith in 1990 when she auditioned for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Lead singer for the rock/metal band Wicked Wisdom, which opened for Britney Spears' Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004 and performed on the Ozzfest tour in 2005. The group released its first CD in 2006.
  • A supporter of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, she and her husband hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo when Obama won the award in 2009.
  • In 2010, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Hawthorne.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith Relationships:
  • Walter Brown - Stepfather
  • Willow Smith - Daughter
  • Will Smith - Husband
  • Paul Jones - Stepfather
  • Adrienne Banfield - Mother
  • Grant Hill - Ex-significant Other
  • Jaden Smith - Son
  • Robson Pinkett Jr. - Father
  • Willard 'Trey' Smith III - Stepson
  • Jada Pinkett Smith Awards:
  • 2010 Tony: Musical - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

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