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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Willow Smith Reveals Why She Dropped Out of Annie Remake

Young star says "intuition" made her opt out of father's film.

Out and About: Rihanna Hits the Gym in NYC

Plus, pics of Will Smith, Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart and more.

Double Duty: Kid Stars on the Mic and the Big Screen

Astro's role in Earth to Echo, Selena Gomez, Jaden Smith and more.

Not Strictly Business: Couples Who Work Together

These lovers have great chemistry in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Built to Last: Hollywood's Most Enduring Couples

Will and Jada, Boris and Nicole and more celebrity marriages that were made in heaven.

Daddy's Girl: Famous Fathers and Daughters

Proud papas and their number one girls.
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