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Jada Pinkett Smith

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Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where one of her classmates was Tupac Shakur. She spent a year at the North Carolina School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue her career in acting. Her big break came in 1991 when she was cast in the part of a college frosh on the television sitcom A Different World. She made her feature film debut two years later in Menace II Society. She did not gain widespread recognition, however, until her role opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor. In addition to being in front of the camera, she has spent time behind it directing music videos. Pinkett-Smith is married to Will Smith, and they have a son, Jaden Smith; and a daughter, Willow Smith.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Jada Pinkett Smith -- Backlash Against Police Sadly Predictable (VIDEO)

Jada Pinkett Smith
Backlash Against Police Sadly Predictable

Jada Pinkett Smith seems to think the violence in Dallas was virtually inevitable, saying, "Desperate communities do desperate things." A photog got Jada at LAX Thursday, and asked about the… READ MORE >

Will Smith -- Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Will Smith
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Will Smith's in a tough position ... does he attack Chris Rock for throwing shade on Jada at the Oscars, or does he say, all's fair in love and war? Will chose neither option Tuesday night as he… READ MORE >

- 283 days ago
Chris Rock: Jada Boycotted the Oscars? She Wasn't Invited! (VIDEO)

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Jada's Boycotting Oscars? She Wasn't Invited!

Chris Rock went all in on the #Oscarssowhite controversy during his Oscars monologue, but perhaps no one got it worse than Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock was responding to Smith's video last month in… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago
Jada Pinkett Smith -- Hey Academy ... Black People Don't Automatically Vote Black (VIDEO)

Jada Pinkett Smith
Hey Academy ... Black People Don't Automatically Vote Black

Jada Pinkett Smith doesn't think loading the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with black people is a solution to the obvious problem. We got Jada Tuesday in Flint, Michigan, where she… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Jada and Will Smith -- Yeah, We Started a Lot of 'Ish!!!'

Jada and Will Smith
Yeah, We Started a Lot of 'Ish!!!'

Anthony Anderson was awesome at the NAACP Image Awards Friday night, calling out Will and Jada Smith for starting a lot of "ish" over the Oscars. If you don't know ... Urban Dictionary.… READ MORE >

- 308 days ago
'Straight Outta Compton' -- Cast Not Invited to Oscars ... But Ice Cube Not Interested

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- 317 days ago
Will Smith -- I'm With Jada ... No Oscars for Me! (VIDEO)

Will Smith
I'm With Jada ... No Oscars for Me!

Will Smith will spend Oscar night with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and not at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  Will went on "Good Morning America" to talk about The Oscars, the lack of black… READ MORE >

- 323 days ago
Jada Pinkett Smith -- That Tusk Behind Me Ain't Real

Jada Pinkett Smith
That Tusk Behind Me Ain't Real

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- 324 days ago
Spike Lee -- I Never Called for Oscar Boycott (VIDEO)

Spike Lee
I Never Called for Oscar Boycott

Spike Lee has corrected the media for reporting he was calling for an Oscar boycott. Spike appeared on 'GMA' and made it clear ... blasting the Academy for shutting out black actors and… READ MORE >

- 325 days ago
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'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
Aunt Viv Rips Jada ... Shut Up & Let Will Speak for Himself

Will Smith's old 'Fresh Prince' co-star is on the attack ... saying he and Jada Pinkett Smith are NOT the Obamas, and black Hollywood isn't gonna sing "we shall overcome" with them. … READ MORE >

- 326 days ago

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