The American actor and rapper, Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. was born on September 25, 1968 to Philadelphia school board administrator Caroline Bright and refrigeration engineer, Willard Carroll Smith, Sr. At the age of 16, Will Smith along with his childhood friend, Jeffrey Townes, for a rapping duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Along with releasing 5 albums with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Will Smith has also released 4 solo albums till now including Big Willie Style, Willennium, Born to Reign and Lost and Found.
After gaining early success as The Fresh Prince, Will Smith decided to enter in the field of acting. Will’s acting career debut role was in popular television series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This initial success gave a huge boost to his confidence and he decided to focus more towards his acting career.
His next major roles were in drama Six Degrees of Separation and action film, Bad Boys. He kept giving back to back hit films during late 1990’s including Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy of the State and Wild Wild West. Since then, Will Smith has starred in numerous blockbuster films such as Men in Black film series, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, I, Robot, Hitch, Seven Pounds and Shark Tale.
In his personal life, Will Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992 and the couple had their first child a son named, Willard Carroll Smith III in 1992 but unfortunately they Smith and Zampino divorced in 1995. He then married actress Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997 and now the couple has two children together, a son named Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and a daughter named Willow Camille Reign Smith.
Will Smith Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
- Nicknames: Fresh Prince, Mr. July
- Occupation: Actor, Rapper
- Date of Birth: September 25, 1968
- Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Net worth: $220 million
Will Smith Favorite Color, Food, Music and other Things:
- Hobbies and Interests: Playing Chess, Fencing, Listening Music
- Favorite Color: Red, Black
- Favorite Food: Philly Cheese Steak
- Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
- Favorite Perfume: Vera Wang
- Favorite Music: Hip hop
- Favorite Band: Soilwork
- Favorite Sports: Golf, Football
- Favorite NFL Team: Philadelphia Eagles
- Favorite Pet: Dog
Will Smith Interesting Facts:
- He is fluent in speaking Spanish.
- Will Smith became a millionaire before the age of 20.
- He is scared of heights and also can’t swim.