Will Smith

Actor/Rapper/Entrepreneur

Will Smith has come a long way from his beginnings as Philadelphia rapper The Fresh Prince. Making radio-friendly songs like “Parents Just Don’t Understand” with childhood friend DJ Jazzy Jeff, Smith became the first rapper to win a Grammy in 1989 for the duo’s second album, “He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper.” He soon crossed over into acting, starring in the long-running sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” before making his first foray into film with Six Degrees of Separation. Blockbuster action flicks like Bad Boys, Independence Day, and Men In Black followed, earning Smith the nickname “Mr. July” for his ability to pull big audiences at the box office (most of his films have worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million, some over $500 million). Serious dramatic roles like Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness have earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor. Besides running his production company Overbrook Entertainment, Smith has three children, two with his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Musical Guests on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men, Quincy Jones and other music stars who've appeared on the hit '90s sitcom.

Jaden Smith Returns to Music

The After Earth actor drops two new songs, “Blue Ocean V19” and “Trophy V6.”

Will Smith Brings Out All His Ladies for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Marathon

Will Smith introduces us to all his ladies during The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air marathon happening on Saturday, October 4 starting at 8A/7C.

Side Hustle: Actors Who Turned to Music

If there's one thing creativity hates, it's standing still. That's just one reason that so many prominent actors have turned to music to express themselves. Click on to see what we mean.

Celebrity Birthdays: Will Smith Celebrates!

Lil' Wayne, Serena Williams and others celebrate this week.
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