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WILL SMITH BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Will Smith was born on September 25th, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Williard Christopher Smith Jr.  He was the second born to a total of four children to parents, Caroline and Williard C. Smith Sr.  He graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia and after high school began to try and pursue a career in music.
 
He became acquainted with Jeffrey A. Townes and the two young men formed a group called, "DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince" which did not take long to become quite popular.  He won a Grammy Award for his song, "Summertime" and another Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for the song, "Parents Just Don't Understand" in 1989.
 
Their stardom soon led to him working as an actor on his first television series, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990) which lasted six years and was the breaking point in his acting career.
 
Soon Smith was appearing in a number of films such as, "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993), 'Bad Boys" (1995), "Independence Day" (1996), "Men in Black" (1997), "I, Robot" (2004), "I Am Legend" (2007), "Hancock" (2008) and one of his most successful films was, "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006) for which he received an Oscar nomination. 
 
Some of his latest film roles have been in, "Seven Pounds" (2008) and soon to release, "Men in Black III" (2012).  Throughout his career he has received a number of honors such as being chosen by People's magazine as, "One of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" and in 2005 Premiere Magazine ranked him #44 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Times.  It is also well known that he is worth a huge fortune estimated around 188 million.
 
Throughout his lifetime he has married twice.  His first wife was Sheree Smith whom he wed in 1992 and after having one child the marriage came to an end in 1995.  He then married Jada Pinkett in 1997 and they have two children and remain married today.
 
He remains active in the industry and is also known for his many charitable contributions.  He donated a total of $1.3 million to charities in 2007 and along with his current wife, they have founded a private elementary school in California that uses Study Technology to educate the children.


Filmography

2013 After Earth
2012 Men in Black III
2008 Seven Pounds 
2008 Hancock 
2007 I Am Legend 
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness 
2005 Hitch 
2004 Shark Tale
2004 I, Robot
2003-2004 All of Us
2003 Bad Boys II
2002 Men in Black II 
2001 Ali
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
2000 Men in Black Alien Attack 
1999 Wild Wild West 
1998 Enemy of the State 
1997 Men in Black 
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 
1996 Independence Day 
1990-1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1995 Bad Boys 
1993 Six Degrees of Separation
1993 Made in America
1992 Where the Day Takes You 
1991 Blossom
1990 ABC Afterschool Specials





Matinee Classics - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, James Avery, Karyn Parsons, Janet Hubert-Whitten, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Tatyana M. Ali, Joseph Marcell, Ross Bagley and Jeffrey Townes


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