Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor and rapper. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996. After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film and went on to star in numerous blockbuster films. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally. Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes.
|Born:||Willard Carroll Smith Jr, September 25, 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Other names:||The Fresh Prince|
|Occupation:||Actor, rapper, producer, writer|
|Works:||Discography and filmography|
|Home town:||West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Net worth:||US$250 million (2014)|
|Television:||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, All of Us, Cobra Kai|
|Children:||3, Trey Smith, Jaden Smith and, Willow Smith|
|Instagram:||Will Smith's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Will Smith's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Will Smith's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Will Smith's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Will Smith's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Will Smith
Actor and rapper who had his breakthrough acting role on the popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In 2007, he was named the most powerful actor in Hollywood by Newsweek. His long list of film credits includes Men in Black, Independence Day, Hitch and Bad Boys. He was also cast as the Genie in the Disney live-action remake of Aladdin.
Before becoming an actor, he performed as a member of a hip-hop duo under the name The Fresh Prince. The IRS garnished his income in the late 1980s and raided his possessions, an act that left him nearly broke.
His debut solo album Big Willie Style was released in 1997 and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
He had a son named Willard Carroll Smith III with Sheree Zampino, whom he was married to from 1992 to 1995. He married actor Jada Pinkett in 1997. His children are actors and singers Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. Jaden co-starred with him in the drama The Pursuit of Happyness and in the science fiction film After Earth.
In 2008, he donated $4,600 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
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