Will Smith Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Willard Carroll Smith II (born September 25, 1968), also known by his stage name the Fresh Prince, is an American actor, rapper, and producer. Noted for his work in music, television, and film, Smith has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, four Grammy Awards, and nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award. His Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony nominations make him one of few black individuals to be nominated for the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). Smith has achieved and held several US and international box office records. As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Smith first gained recognition as part of a hip hop duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff, with whom he released five studio albums and the US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 singles “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, “A Nightmare on My Street”, “Summertime”, “Ring My Bell”, and “Boom! Shake the Room” from 1984 to 1994. He released the solo albums Big Willie Style (1997), Willennium (1999), Born to Reign (2002), and Lost and Found (2005), which contained the US number one singles “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” and “Wild Wild West”.
Smith achieved wider fame for his fictionalized self-portrayal on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996). He subsequently starred in the action film Bad Boys (1995), its sequels Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys for Life (2020), and the sci-fi comedies Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3 (2012). After starring in the thrillers Independence Day (1996) and Enemy of the State (1998), he portrayed Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001), earning his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in a range of commercially successful films, including I, Robot (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Hitch (2005), Hancock (2008), and Seven Pounds (2008). He received his second Academy Award nomination for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and commercial success for I Am Legend (2007).
Smith’s portrayal of Bennet Omalu in Concussion (2015) was positively received, followed by portrayals of Deadshot in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) superhero film Suicide Squad (2016) and Genie in the live-action Aladdin (2019). For his portrayal of Richard Williams in the biographical sports drama King Richard (2021), Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the first rapper to win an acting Oscar, 33 years after he became the first musician to win a Grammy for rap music. Smith faced public backlash for slapping and shouting at Oscar presenter Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony, after Rock made a joke referencing Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith subsequently resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years.
Smith was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia to Caroline (née Bright), a school board administrator, and Willard Carroll Smith Sr., a U.S. Air Force veteran and refrigeration engineer. His mother graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
He grew up in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood and was raised Baptist. He has an elder sister named Pamela and two younger siblings, twins Harry and Ellen. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Catholic elementary school in Philadelphia, and Overbrook High School. His parents separated when he was 13 and divorced around the year 2000.
Smith began rapping at age 12. When his grandmother found a notebook of his lyrics, which he described as containing “all little curse words”, she wrote him a note on a page in the book: “Dear Willard, truly intelligent people do not have to use words like this to express themselves. Please show the world that you’re as smart as we think you are”. Smith said that this influenced his decision not to use profanity in his music.
Relationships and family
Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. Their son Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III was born on November 11, 1992. The two divorced in 1995. Trey appeared in his father’s music video for the 1998 single “Just the Two of Us”. He also acted in two episodes of the sitcom All of Us, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the David Blaine: Real or Magic TV special.
Smith married actress Jada Koren Pinkett on December 31, 1997. They met when Pinkett auditioned for a role as Smith’s character’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The pair produce films through their joint production company Overbrook Entertainment and Westbrook Inc. Together they have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth; and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000), who appeared as his daughter in I Am Legend.
Smith and his wife Jada have expressed unconventional practices in their marriage, jokingly calling their commitment “bad marriage for life”. Both he and Pinkett Smith have admitted to having extramarital relationships and believing in the freedom to pursue them. Smith has said he wanted a polyamorous relationship with actress Halle Berry and ballerina Misty Copeland but ultimately abandoned the idea after therapy.
Smith and his brother Harry own Treyball Development Inc., a Beverly Hills–based company named after Trey Smith, and his family resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2018, Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by performing a bungee jump from a helicopter in the Grand Canyon. Smith was insured by Lloyd’s of London for $200 million for the jump, which raised money for the charity Global Citizen.
Religious and political views
Smith was raised in a Baptist household and attended a Roman Catholic school and church. In a 2013 interview, he said he did not identify as religious. In 2015, Smith said in an interview with The Christian Post that his Christian faith, which was instilled in him by his grandmother, helped him to accurately portray Bennet Omalu in Concussion, saying: “She was my spiritual teacher, she was that grandmother at the church, the one having the kids doing the Easter presentations and putting on the Christmas plays and her kids and grandkids had to be first. She was the most spiritually certain person that I had ever met in my entire life. Even to the point that when she was dying she was happy, like she was really excited about going to heaven.” In 2018, Smith performed the Hindu rite of Abhisheka of Lord Shiva at Haridwar, India. He also performed an Aarti of the holy river Ganga. He has said that he feels a deep connection to Hindu spirituality and Indian astrology. Smith and his family also met and spent time with the Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru, stating that he enjoyed the heartfelt conversations between them.
Smith donated $4,600 to the 2008 presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. On December 11, 2009, Smith and his wife hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, to celebrate Obama’s winning of the prize. In 2012, Smith said he supported legalizing same-sex marriage. In 2021, Smith announced that production of his upcoming film, Emancipation, was being pulled from Georgia because of the recent passage of the Election Integrity Act of 2021, which critics viewed as a restrictive voting law, negatively impacting non-white voters. Smith and director Antoine Fuqua released a joint statement: “We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access”.
Will Smith Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|Will Smith Biodata and Biography|
|Name||Willard Carroll Smith Jr.|
|Nick-name||Fresh Prince, Mr. July|
|Date Of Birth||25 September 1968|
|Age (as in 2022)||54 Years|
|Profession / Occupation||Actor, Producer, Songwriter (American, English)|
|Height / Weight||6′ 2” / 82kg|
|First Movie||Where the Day Takes You (1992, English)|
|First Debut||Actor: The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970, English)Music Album: Big Willie Style (1997, English)|
Producer: Showtime (2002, English)
TV Actor: ABC Afterschool Special (1990, English)
|Money Factor||Net Worth: $250 million|
|Will Smith Family and Relatives|
|Father||Willard Christopher Smith, Sr.|
|Sisters||Ellen Smith, pam Smith|
|Wife||Jada Pinkett Smith|
|Daughters||Willow Smith Christianity|
|Girlfriends/ Affairs||Jennifer Flavin (m. 1997)|
|Will Smith Height, Weight and Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimetres||188 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.88 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||6′ 2”|
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Waist Size||33 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Will Smith Favorites|
|Favorite Colour||Red, Black|
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Food||Philly Cheese Steak|
|Hobbies||Listening Music, Playing Chess, Fencing|
|Favorite Music||Hip Hop|
|Favorite Brand||Dior Homme|
|Favorite Sport||Chess, Football, Golf|
|Favorite Car Collections||Cadillac Escalade ESV|
Ford Mustang 1965
Mercedes Benz GL450
Mobile Mansion The Heat
|Will Smith Education School and Colleges|
|Education Qualification||Pre-Engineering (Drop)|
|School||Catholic Elementary School in Philadelphia|
Overbrook High School. Philadelphia
|College / University||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)|
|Will Smith Residence and Contact Address|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Home Town||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Present Residence||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|House Address||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Phone No / Mobile No||Not Known|
|Email ID||Not Known|
|Will Smith Awards, Honours, Achievements|
|National Film Award||Not Known|
|Filmfare Awards||Not Known|
|IIFA Awards||Not Known|
|Screen Awards||Not Known|
|Will Smith Social Media|
Public image and legacy
Smith has often been noted for achieving groundbreaking success throughout his musical career, and with his work as an actor in television and film. He has been cited as one of the “greatest actors” of his generation by several publications. Forbes referred to him as the “biggest movie star of the post-9/11 era”. Smith’s transition from music to acting has influenced multiple rappers to also become actors, with him being cited as a pioneer for the rappers crossing over into acting by Complex. In 2006, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world; in 2008, Esquire named him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century.
Smith faced public backlash for slapping and shouting at Oscar presenter Chris Rock during the 2022 annual Academy Awards ceremony, after Rock made a joke referencing Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith subsequently resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years.
Musical artistry and impact
His work as a member of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince made them the first rap act to win a Grammy Award, as well as the first to win an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, when the song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” won in the inaugural rap categories at both award show ceremonies. XXL has referred to him as “one of the most important rappers of all time”. As of 2013, his debut solo album Big Willie Style (1997) is among the best-selling rap albums of all time.
Legacy on screen
Smith later launched his acting career by starring in the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; the show’s success is considered to be a watershed moment for Hip-Hop and Black television, with many publications referring to it as one of the “Greatest Sitcoms of All Time”. Professor Andrew Horton said, “Smith’s genre of comedy, popularized on the sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air translated well into commercial box-office appeal. The Fresh Prince watered down and capitalized upon the then growing popularity of Hip Hop and almost anticipated its dominance on the American scene”.
Moreover, author Willie Tolliver noted, “What The Fresh Prince did accomplish was to put Smith and his character Will into an environment of affluence and possibility, thus changing the terms of his own Black identity. This social and cultural mobility is central to Smith’s racial significance, and this will become evident again and again; he moves the image of the Black male into unaccustomed spaces just as Smith himself was in the process of conquering Hollywood.”
After starring in his debut film Where the Day Takes You (1992), Smith quickly became one of Hollywood’s most successful and bankable stars. He currently holds the record for the most consecutive $100 million plus hits at the US box office, with eight. Smith starred as Daryl in the movie Bright (2017), which broke the record at the time for the most-viewed Netflix film ever for its first week, and became the first major Hollywood film to skip theatrical release over streaming platform for simultaneous viewing by more than 100 million people worldwide. For his role as Agent J in Men in Black 3 (2012), Smith earned the highest-paid movie role of all time, when he reportedly earned $100 million for his role in the film; furthermore his roles in the movies King Richard and Bright are also among the highest-paid roles of all time. His upcoming movie Emancipation (2022) sold to Apple Studios for $120 million in June 2020, which made it the largest film festival acquisition deal in film history. In 2022, Smith became the fifth black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
2022 Oscars confrontation and controversy
During the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022, Smith walked onstage and slapped presenter and comedian Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head with a reference to the main protagonist in the film G.I. Jane. Smith then returned to his seat and yelled to Rock, twice, saying “Keep my wife’s name out your fucking mouth!” Pinkett Smith had been diagnosed with alopecia areata in 2018 and would later shave her head due to the condition.] Later in the night, Smith was named Best Actor for King Richard and apologized to the Academy of Motion Pictures and the other nominees, but not to Rock, in his acceptance speech. Following public backlash, Smith issued a formal apology. ABC, The Academy, and the Screen Actors Guild condemned Smith following the incident, prompting an investigation by the Academy’s Board of Governors. Rock declined to press charges against Smith, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. On April 1, 2022, Smith tendered his resignation from the Academy, writing in part:
I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.
The AMPAS President David Rubin accepted the resignation in an official statement but said they would continue their investigation. Smith’s resignation means he is no longer able to vote on Oscar nominations as a member of the Academy. Commentators have speculated that Smith’s resignation from the Academy and other related fallout from the slap would damage his “family brand”.
On April 8, 2022, the Academy announced its decision to ban Smith from future Oscars galas and associated events for a period of 10 years. Several film projects that Smith had been involved in were put on hold as a result of the controversy. In a statement to CNN, Smith stated: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”
|1992||Where the Day Takes You|
|1993||Made in America|
|Six Degrees of Separation||Yes|
|1997||Men in Black|
|1998||Enemy of the State|
|1999||Wild Wild West|
|2000||The Legend of Bagger Vance|
|Men in Black II||Yes|
|2003||Bad Boys II|
|Ride or Die||No|
|The Seat Filler||No|
|The Pursuit of Happyness||Yes|
|2007||I Am Legend|
|The Human Contract||No|
|The Secret Life of Bees||No|
|2010||The Karate Kid|
|2012||This Means War|
|Men in Black 3||Yes|
|Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Yes|
|2019||Student of the Year 2|
|Spies in Disguise||Yes|
|2020||Bad Boys for Life|
|Life in a Year||No|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1990||ABC Afterschool Special||Hawker|
|The Earth Day Special||Himself|
|Rockin’ Through the Decades||Host||Documentary of Alvin and the Chipmunks|
|1990–1996||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Will Smith|
|1997||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Pinocchio|
|2003–2007||All of Us||Jonny|
|2005||BET Awards 2005||Himself (Host)|
|2009||Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money||Himself|
|2012||2012 Kids’ Choice Awards||Himself (Host)|
|2013||The Queen Latifah Show||N/A|
|2018||One Strange Rock||Himself (Host)|
|2019||Will Smith’s Bucket List||Himself|
|2020||Will Smith: Off the Deep End||Himself|
|2021||Amend: The Fight for America||Himself (Host)|
|Best Shape of My Life||Himself||Executive producer|
|Welcome to Earth||Himself (Host)||Documentary series|
|2022||Women of the Movement||N/A|