Will Smith: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: actor, rapper, producer
  • Real name: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
  • Sign : Balance
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, September 25, 1968 (age: 52 years old)
  • Country: United States

Willard Christopher Smith Jr. was born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His adolescence was marked by the divorce of his parents, Caroline and Willard Christopher Smith. Will Smith took refuge in music and joined the hip-hop movement in the 80s. His meeting with Jeffrey Townes is a trigger. The two acolytes take a stage name, DJ Jazz Jeff and The Fresh Prince, and set their sights on a musical career. In 1987, the duo released a first album, Rock the house. The following year, the single Parents just don’t understand from the album He’s the DJ, I’m the rapper won the Grammy Award for best rap performance.

In 1990, on the strength of this burgeoning popularity, Will Smith became the main character in a new sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He also played the theme tune of the series, which met with immediate success. His performance earned him two Golden Globes nominations. In 1995, he also landed a film role in Bad Boys with Martin Lawrence. The film scored well at the world box office and his role as a policeman with a touch of charm brought him a new status. The following year, after the end of the series The Prince of Bel-Air, he continued his ascent on the big screen and landed a role in the blockbuster Independence Day.

The consecration comes in 1997 when he forms an irresistible duo with Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black. He also composes and interprets the soundtrack. From then on, the actor has had a string of successes and varied roles: biopic (Ali, 2001), romantic comedy (Hitch, an expert in seduction), melodrama (In Search of Happiness, 2006), science fiction (I am a Legend, 2007). In 2012, after an eclipse of the film sets, he shoots the third opus of Men in Black and seals his reunion with Tommy Lee Jones. In 2013, he shoots under the direction of Night Shyamalan and gives the line to his son Jaden in After Earth, but the film receives a mixed reception. He returned to the limelight in 2015, starring in Peter Landesman’s Seul contre tous, and was nominated for a 2016 Golden Globes award for Best Actor.

On the private side, in the early 1990s, Will Smith met actress Garcelle Beauvais on the set of Le Prince de Bel Air and spent a year with her. In May 1992, he married Sheree Fletcher and became the father of a little boy, Willard Christopher Trey Smith, in November 1992. But three years later the couple divorced. The actor falls in love with his new partner, on the set of the series The Prince of Bel Air, Nia Long, in 1995. Then Will Smith falls under the charm of the actress Jada Pinkett. The couple gets married in December 1997 and gives birth to two children; Jaden Christopher Syre (born on 08/07/1998) and Willow Camille Reign (born on 10/31/2000).