Out of all the stories in Hollywood there is no other one like of Will Smith. At the age of 39, he already had 3 successful career. Grammy award winning Rapper and finally the biggest movie star in the planet, with 2 Oscar nomination and almost 4 and a half billion dollar box office to his credit. Whether a science fiction, romantic comedy or a summer blockbuster, he rocks in every role. There is an ease enthusiasm about him with regard to tangent rays and cultural boundaries and that’s one of the reason why so many people like him.
Smith was born On 25th of September 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US. He started his career as a Rapper of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff”. They gained critical acclaim and won the first Grammy awarded in the Rap category (1988). The pair began producing music, but steered clear of the gangsta rap sound that was emerging from the West Coast by groups like N.W.A. . The pair’s first single, “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble,” was a hit in 1986. Their 1987 debut album “Rock the House”, hit the Billboard Top 200, and made Smith a millionaire before the age of 18 years.
His popularity increased when he starred in the popular TV series “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”, for six seasons. In 1993, Will made his debut in feature films with the movie “Six Degrees of Separation”, co-starring Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland. With the success of the movie, he was cast in ‘Bad Boys’, two years later, an action movie that also featured Martin Lawrence.
Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. They had one son, Trey Smith, born on November 11, 1992. They divorced in 1995. He later married the actress Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997. Together they have two children;viz, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998), his co-star in “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “After Earth”, and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000), who appeared as his daughter in “I Am Legend”. Smith and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.
By this time, the actor had already gained immense popularity in Hollywood cinema. In 1996, he played a major role in the movie ‘Independence day’. The movie also starred Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum, and the movie became a huge box-office success.
Next year, in 1997, Smith was chosen by film director Barry Sonnenfeld, to become a part of the cult movie series of ‘Men in Black’. The actor was cast opposite celebrated actor Tommy Lee Jones, and he slayed the legendary role of ‘Agent J’. The following year, he worked in the hit movie ‘Enemy of the State’, alongside veteran Gene Hackman.
From 1999-2001, the gifted actor starred in movies like ‘Wild Wild West’, ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’, and ‘Ali’ which earned Will an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for ‘Best Actor’.
The actor won another ‘Oscar’ nomination for his heart-rending performance in ‘Pursuit of Happiness’
Recently, in February, 2015, Smith has starred in a movie called ‘Focus’, where he plays the male lead opposite Australian actress Margot Robbie. Another film, ‘Concussion’, co-starring Alec Baldwin. In 2016, Smith played Dead shot in the super villain team-up action film “Suicide Squad”.
Smith and his brother Harry own Treyball Development Inc., a Beverly Hills-based company named after Trey. Smith was consistently listed in Fortune Magazine’s “Richest 40” list of the forty wealthiest Americans under the age of 40.
The movies in which he has played are:
Where the Day Takes You (1992)
Made in America (1993)
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Bad Boys (1995)
Independence Day (1996)
Men in Black (1997)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Wild Wild West (1999)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Men in Black II (2002)
Bad Boys II (2003)
I, Robot (2004)
Shark Tale (2004)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
I Am Legend (2007)
Seven Pounds (2008)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
After Earth (2013)
Winter’s Tale (2014)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
According to the sources his Net worth is over $250 million dollars. He is also known as the most powerful actor in the Hollywood. He is also the only actor to have consecutive films that gross over $100 million in domestic box office. The sensational actor is also known for his overwhelming performance in the ‘Pursuit of Happiness’. The movie was nominated for several honors, and has won the prestigious ‘Capri Award’ in ‘Movie of the Year’ category.15