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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 (1987). She made her feature film debut two years later in Menace II Society (1993). She did not gain widespread recognition, however, until her role opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996). 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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Will Smith -- I'm With Jada ... No Oscars for Me! (VIDEO)

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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 >

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That Tusk Behind Me Ain't Real

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Motion Picture Academy Prez:  I Hear You ... We'll Change, I Promise!

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Will and Jada Smith -- Just Call Our Family the Incredibles! (PHOTOS)

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Jada Pinkett Smith
No Support at Latin Grammys ... Will Smith Loves It

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- 976 days ago
Will Smith -- Jada and I Aren't Divorcing ... So Stop the Foolishness!!!

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- 1085 days ago
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