Will Smith: Bio, Age, Family, Career, Filmography, Awards, And Net Worth

NameWillard Carroll Smith Jr.
Also known as The Fresh Prince, Will Smith
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1968
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States
ParentsWillard Christopher Smith Sr. (father) and Caroline Bright (mother)
SiblingsEllen Smith, Harry Smith, Pam Smith
ChildrenJaden Smith, Trey Smith, Willow Smith
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter
Net Worth$350 Million

Who Is Will Smith?

Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor, rapper, and film producer. Popularly known as Will Smith, he has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards and has won four Grammy Awards.

In the late 1980s, he was also popular as a rapper under the pseudonym the Fresh Prince. 

Early Life And Family

Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. was born to his parents on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Willard Christopher Smith Sr. owned a refrigeration company. His mother Caroline Bright was a member of the School Board of Philadelphia.

After he graduated from high school, he ventured into music instead of enrolling in a college.

He got married to Sheree Elizabeth Zampino in 1992. They divorced after three years. They had a son together. He later married Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997. They had a son and a daughter. 

Career And Filmography

His debut movie was in 1993 when he was featured in the Six Degrees of Separation. In 1997, he appeared in the movie series “Men in Black”. Some of his other movies are:

  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • I Am Legend (2007)
  • Seven Pounds (2008)
  • Enemy of the State (1998)
  • I, Robot (2004)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Bad Boys (1995)
  • Concussion (2015)
  • Men in Black Alien Attack (2000)

Awards And Achievements

  • In 1988, Will Smith got the Grammy Award (alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff) for his rap songs.
  • Will Smith bagged the Teen Choice Awards for his hit movies, some of which are ‘Hitch’, ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, and “I Am Legend”. This was between 2005 to 2008.
  • He also won the ‘BET Award’ for his roles in ‘Hancock’ and ‘Seven Pounds’.

Will Smith’s Net Worth

As of December 2021, Willard Carroll Smith Jr., AKA Will Smith has an estimated net worth of $350 Million. This figure has gotten him a seat among the richest actors in the world.

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