A famous American actor, Will Smith made his name as a rap artist while teaming up with turntable DJ Jazzy Jeff and beat boxer Ready Rock C. There were memories of him being a bright student from Philadelphia’s Overbrook High School, who decided to go straight into the music industry rather than attend college for a music career. It’s all about Will Smith net worth, age, height, lifestyle, career, and biography.
|Name||Willard Carroll Smith II|
|Nickname||The Fresh Prince, Mr. July|
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1968|
|Wife||Ex-wife: Sheree Zampino|
Present: Jada Pinkett Smith
|Profession||Actor, Rapper, Producer|
|Net Worth||$350 million|
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Will Smith Early Life & Family
In the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. was born on September 25, 1968, to Willard C. Smith, Sr., the owner of a refrigeration company, and Caroline. They worked as a secretary for the Philadelphia Board of Education. During his childhood, he lived in Wynne-field with his siblings Harry and Ellen and a slightly older sister, Pamela.
The family raised him as a Baptist, but he was sent to a Catholic elementary school called ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ to receive his elementary education. He was educated at ‘Overbrook High School’ in Philadelphia following his parents’ separation. Upon completing high school, Will decided to take up music instead of attending college.
Will Smith Career
In 1993, Will began to distance himself from his squeaky clean image as The Fresh Prince in 1993 when he started making indie films like Six Degrees of Separation, a film in which he plays a young gay hustler who convinces a wealthy white couple that he is Sidney Poitier’s son. The young actor held his own among a cast of established actors, including Donald Sutherland. A couple of years later, the actor proved his box office appeal in the action-comedy Bad Boys, starring alongside fellow sitcom star Martin Lawrence. On the other hand, the film made on a modest budget grossed over $65 million in the US, and the rapper-turned-actor saw his earnings soar over $5 million, a rarity for a black actor in Hollywood.
He followed up his breakout hit with two back-to-back hits, sci-fi blockbusters Independence Day (1996) and Men In Black (1997). After the success of Men In Black, a sequel was released in 2002 entitled Men In Black II. After firmly establishing a track record of successfully landing roles in A-list flicks, Will went on to star in a ferocious but uncompromising 1994 thriller called Enemy Of The State and appeared in the 2000 thriller The Legend Of Bagger Vance. It was a long-held dream to portray Muhammad Ali when he performed the Michael Mann biopic Ali the boxer. A nomination for an Academy Award followed for him.
Will Smith is now considered one of Hollywood’s most bankable leading men, as he has starred in three hits so far – Bad Boys II, I, Robot, and Hitch. In all of the films he chooses, the actor still combines the serious with the fun. The Pursuit of Happiness was one of his most thought-provoking performances, for which he received his second nomination for Best Actor, while others are more lighthearted.
Will Smith Personal Life
Will Smith married an actress named Sheree Elizabeth Zampino in 1992. They had a son nicknamed Trey, but three years after they married, they decided to separate. He married his colleague Jada Koren Pinkett, best known for the ‘Matrix’ film franchise, in 1997, and the couple has two children. The actors have two children, Jaden Christopher Syre and Willow Camille Reign, both named after their respective parents.
Will Smith Net Worth
He has been one of the most famous for decades, who is also an actor, a film producer, and a rapper. It is estimated that Will Smith has a net worth of $350 million at writing.