Will Smith Biography

Birthday: 1968-09-25
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Will Smith was the second of four children of Caroline (school board employee) and Willard C Smith Sr. (owner of a refrigeration company). Smith is of both African American and Native American heritage. He grew up in middle class area in West Philadelphia called Wynnefield. Will attended the Overbrook High School located in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He got the nickname "Prince" because of the way he could charm his way out of trouble. Bright student Will also signed up with the high-status Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Pursuing music, he met Jeffrey A. Townes at a party and they soon began performing together as "DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince". When the duo took off in popularity, Smith made and spent a lot of money on a house, cars and jewelry; leading to his near bankruptcy in his early twenties. Luckily, in 1989, he met Benny Medina, who had an idea for a sitcom based on his life in Beverly Hills. Smith loved the idea as did NBC which put on the "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990). The plot was simple - Will basically played himself; a street-smart West Philly kid transplanted to Beverly Hills. The series lasted 6 years. During that time, he ventured into movies where the critics took note of him in Six Degrees of Separation (1993). With the success that came with the action picture Bad Boys (1995), Will's movie career was set. He had a huge Blockbuster hit with Independence Day (1996), where he plays the alien-battling Marine Corps Captain Steven Hiller.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air William 'Will' Smith / ... 1990 Comedy
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air William 'Will' Smith 1991 - 1992 Comedy
Bad Boys Mike Lowery 1995 Action
Men In Black James Darrel Edwards III 1997 Comedy
Never Before Scene 2004 Adventure
The Thick of It (UK) Phil Smith 2005 -
Un-broke: What You Need to Know About Money 2009 Comedy
Legends of Robert Neville 2012 Family
Planet Earth Live Narrator 2012 Documentary
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Where the Day Takes You 1992
Made in America Tea Cake Walters 1993
Six Degrees of Separation Paul 1993 Game Show, 0
Bad Boys Mike Lowery 1995 Game Show, 0, 0
Independence Day Captain Steven Hiller 1996 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Men in Black James Darrel Edwards III 1997 0, 0
Enemy of the State Robert Clayton Dean 1998 Action, Drama, Thriller
Wild Wild West Capt. James West 1999 0, Sport, Fantasy
The Legend of Bagger Vance Bagger Vance 2000 0
Ali Cassius Clay 2001 Drama, Sport
Men in Black II Agent Jay 2002 0, 0
Bad Boys II Detective Mike Lowrey 2003 0, 0, Game Show
Shark Tale Oscar 2004 Drama, 0, 0
I, Robot Del Spooner 2004 0, Sport, 0
Irobot Del Spooner 2004 Action, Mystery, Sci Fi
Hitch Alex "Hitch" Hitchens 2005 0, 0
Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner 2006 Drama
The Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner 2006 Drama
I Am Legend Robert Neville 2007 Reality Tv, 0, Game Show, Sport, 0, 0
Hancock John Hancock 2008 0, 0
Seven Pounds Ben 2008
Men in Black 3 Agent J 2012 0, 0
After Earth Cypher Raige 2013 Sport
The American Can John Keller 2014 Drama
Winter's Tale Judge 2014 Fantasy
Bad Boys 3 Detective Mike Lowrey 2015 Action, Crime, Thriller
Concussion Dr. Bennet Omalu 2015 Drama, Sport
Suicide Squad Deadshot 2016 0, Comedy, 0
Bad Boys 4 Mike Lowrey 2019 Action, Comedy