Will Smith

Will Smith - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Will Smith is an American actor-singer and producer. Will Smith who started out as a rapper is famous for his personality versatility and acting in movies. He has featured his incredible talent in movies like bad boys for life  I Am Legend The Pursuit of Happiness Men in Black Independence Day and many more.

Early life

Will Smith’s full name is Willard Caroll  Smith Jr. He was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a well-known Hollywood face and his age is 53 years old.

Likewise, he was born to Caroline a Philadelphia School Board administrator and Willard Caroll Smith Sr. us Air Force veteran who grew up in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield.

He has an elder sister named Pamela and two younger siblings, twins Harry and ellen. Smith’s parents divorced In the year 2000.

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A childhood picture of Will Smith (source: Daily mail)


Will attended Overbrook High School. Later, he never went to college although there were some rumors that Smith had turned down a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

However, he had previously attended a pre-engineering program at MIT for high school students. Likewise, his mother who worked for the school board of Philadelphia had a friend at MIT who could have helped Smith to get into MIT but  Smith had other plans.


Smith has won many awards during his two-decade-long music and acting career. In the year 1989, he won the grammy award for Parents who just don’t understand.

He won the American music awards in the years 1999,2000 and 2005 for big willie style, Wild Wild west respectively. In the year 2000 Will smith won the world music award in four different categories.

Talking about his acting career, he got nominations for the academy awards in the year 2002 and 2007 for the movies Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. He also got nominations in the Golden Globe awards several times.

In the years 1993 and 1994, he was nominated in the category of Best Actor Musical or comedy series for the movie the fresh prince of bel air.

In the year 2015, he won the Hollywood film award for his work in the movie Concussion and he has also won a couple of MTV movie awards.

He has been awarded the MTV movie award for the movie Ali in the year 2002, I am a legend in the year 2008, and in 2016 for the movie himself.

Net worth

Will currently has a net worth of $350 million. Moreover, he has an annual income of about $40 million from various sources.

At the peak of his career, he had earned $20-$30 million per movie Will smith also owns a large number of real estate which contributes to his wealth.

Career and professional life

Will who started as MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince with his childhood friend ended up eventually taking up acting and making it his full-time career.

The duo along with Clearance Holmes releases their first single Girls ain’t nothing but trouble soon became a hit less than a month before Smith graduated from high school.

Soon the duo released their first-ever album ‘rock the House’ which was released in 1986 and debuted on Jive in 1987. the duo then went on to win Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Performance in 1989 for ‘Parents just don’t understand.

Smith then later started his acting career landing major roles in the movies Six Degrees of separation (1993) and Bad Boys (1995). He instantly became a massive hit.

In the summer of 1997, He starred in the movie Men in Black alongside Tommy Lee Jones which grossed over 589.3 million US dollars worldwide.

More about his career

 In the year 1998, he turned down the role of Neo in the movie The Matrix. Smith has played in the biopic of boxer Mohammad Ali as Ali himself. For his performance in the movie Ali, he was nominated for both Academy and Golden Globe awards for the best actor.

Smith then worked on many actions and animated movies which were very successful at the box office. As his work got recognized he went on working with various directors.

In 2006 Smith and his son Jaden played a movie together named The pursuit of Happyness which is a biographical drama portraying Chris Gardner who is a door-to-door salesman.

Some of his famous works include Independence day (1996) Hitch (2006) Enemy of the state (1998)  I am legend (2007), Aladin (2019), After Earth (2013)  I, Robot (2004).

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Behind the scene picture of Will Smith from the set of Aladin (source: Worldnation.com)

Relationship status

Will had married Shree Zampino in the year 1992 they both had a son together named Willard Caroll Trey Smith(b. On November 11, 1992, The couple divorced in the year 1995.

Smith then married actress Jada Koren Pinket. The couple had previously met on the audition sets of The Fresh Prince of bel air.

Likewise, Smith married Jada in a private ceremony on December 31, 1997. The couple is happier than ever and the Smith has immense love for his partner Jada smith.

The couple has two children a son and a daughter. Jaden Smith was born on July 8 1998 and willow smith was born on October 31, 2000.

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Will Smith poses with wife and children (source: people.com)

Will Smith – Social media

Will is fairly active on social media as his Instagram @willsmith has 51.4 million followers and his Facebook page has around 105 million followers.

Will Smith – Body measurements

Will stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 82 kgs. The actor has dark brown eyes.