Jada Pinkett Smith Biography
Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress, producer, screenwriter, talk show host, businesswoman, and an occasional singer-songwriter born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. She is also famous as the wife of the renowned American actor, Will Smith.
Jada starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and The Nutty Professor (1996) alongside Eddie Murphy. Moreover, she starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996).
Besides being an actress, she also majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where one of her classmates was Tupac Shakur.
Before dropping out to pursue her career in acting, she spent a year at the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2002, she launched her music career and also helped create the metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter.
Jada created a production company, in addition to authoring a book, published in 2004.
Her breakthrough came in 1991 when she was cast in the part of a college frosh on the television sitcom A Different World (1987). In addition to being in front of the camera, Pinkett has spent time behind it directing music videos.
Pinkett married rapper and actor Will Smith and together they have two children, Jaden and Willow. Elsewhere, Jada is also a stepmother to Willard “Trey” Smith III, Will’s son from a previous marriage.
Jada and her husband Will Smith founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. This is a charity organization that focuses on inner-city youth and family support. Under this platform, she has worked with non-profit organizations like YouthBuild and the Lupus Foundation of America.
Jada Pinkett Smith Age
How old is Jada Pinkett Smith? Pinket Smith is 50 years old as of 2021. She was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on September 18th.
Jada Pinkett Family
Pinkett was born in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Jada Rowland, her mother’s favorite soap opera actress, inspired Pinkett Smith’s name. Pinkett Smith’s mother is of Jamaican and Bajan ancestry, and her father is of African-American ancestry. She lived with her uncle Thomas Pickett outside of Jackson, Mississippi, from 2003 until 2005. Adrienne Banfield-Jones is the daughter of Robsol Pinkett Jr., a construction firm owner, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, the chief nurse of a Baltimore inner-city clinic. Banfield-Jones, who became Adrienne Banfield-Norris in the 2010s, fell pregnant while still in high school; the couple married but separated after a few months.
Pinkett was reared by Banfield-Jones and her mother, Marion Martin Banfield, a Jamaican-born social worker. Banfield saw her granddaughter’s interest in the arts and put her in piano, tap dancing, and ballet classes. She also has a younger brother named Caleeb Pinkett.
Jada Pinkett Smith Husband
Pinkett is married to Will Smith who is an American rapper and actor. Together they have two children, Jaden and Willow, and Pinkett Smith is stepmother to Willard “Trey” Smith III, Will’s son from a previous marriage.
In addition, August Alsina, a singer, said in late June 2020 that he and Jada had been having an affair in 2016, with Will Smith’s agreement. Pinkett Smith admitted an “entanglement” with Alsina during her separation from Will Smith on July 10 during an episode of Red Table Talk with Will Smith, though not with Will’s agreement. Alsina misinterpreted that as consent, according to Jada, because she and Will were “split amicably.” Pinkett Smith went on to say that she intended to “cure” Alsina but first needed to heal herself. She finally reconciled with Will after her breakup with Alsina, but she claims she has not spoken to him since.
Moreover, Jada admitted to having an affair with a man in 2021, and Will Smith admitted to having sex outside of the marriage as well.
Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth
Jada has an estimated Net Worth of around $50 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as an actress.
Jada Pinkett Smith Facts
Real Name: Jada Koren Pinkett
Birth Date: September 18, 1971
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Father: Robsol Pinkett, Jr.
Mother: Adrienne Banfield-Jones
Brother: Caleeb Pinkett
Music Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Labels: Interscope
Height: 1.52 m