Will Smith

55, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Biography

Willard Carroll Smith II (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor and rapper. Known for variety of roles, Smith has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and four Grammy Awards.

Smith began his acting career starring as a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996). He first gained recognition as part of a hip hop duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff, with whom he released five studio albums and the US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 singles "Parents Just Don't Understand", "A Nightmare on My Street", "Summertime", "Ring My Bell", and "Boom! Shake the Room" from 1984 to 1994. He released the solo albums Big Willie Style (1997), Willennium (1999), Born to Reign (2002), and Lost and Found (2005), which contained the US number-one singles "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" and "Wild Wild West". He has received four Grammy Awards for his rap performances.

Smith achieved wider fame as a leading man in films such as the action film Bad Boys (1995), its sequels Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys for Life (2020), and the sci-fi comedies Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3 (2012). After starring in the thrillers Independence Day (1996) and Enemy of the State (1998), he received Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his portrayal as Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001), and as Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). He then starred in a range of commercially successful films, including I, Robot (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Hitch (2005), I Am Legend (2007), Hancock (2008), Seven Pounds (2008), Suicide Squad (2016) and Aladdin (2019).

For his portrayal of Richard Williams in the biographical sports drama King Richard (2021), Smith won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. At the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony, shortly before winning, Smith faced public backlash for slapping and shouting at Oscar presenter Chris Rock after Rock made an unscripted joke referencing Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith subsequently resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending all Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years.

Timeline

2024Aged 56

  • Poster for Bad Boys 4

    Mike Lowrey

2023Aged 55

  • Poster for A GRAMMY Salute To 50 Years Of Hip-Hop

    Self

2022Aged 54

  • Poster for One Strange Rock

    Self - Host (archive footage)

  • Poster for Kids' TV: The Surprising Story

    Self (Archive Footage)

  • Poster for Emancipation

    Peter

2021Aged 53

  • Poster for Lily Topples The World

    Self

  • Poster for Parkinson at 50

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for King Richard

    Richard Williams

  • Poster for You're Watching Video Music Box

    Self (archive footage)

2020Aged 52

  • Poster for Bad Boys for Life

    Detective Mike Lowrey

  • Poster for Feeding America Comedy Festival

    Self

  • Poster for David Blaine: Ascension

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Free Child

    Self

  • Poster for Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

    Self

  • Poster for Bigflo & Oli: Hip Hop Frenzy

    Self

  • Poster for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion

    Self

  • Poster for Charm City Kings

    Executive Producer

  • Poster for Life in a Year

    Executive Producer

2019Aged 51

  • Poster for Student of the Year 2

    Self

  • Poster for Aladdin

    Genie / Mariner

  • Poster for Jon Bellion | Behind the Scenes of 'Glory Sound Prep'

    Self

  • Poster for Dads

    Self

  • Poster for Gemini Man

    Henry Brogen / Junior

  • Poster for Spies in Disguise

    Lance Sterling (voice)

2018Aged 50

  • Poster for Howard

    Genie / Mariner (archive footage)

  • Poster for Quincy

    Self

2017Aged 49

  • Poster for Bright

    Daryl Ward

2016Aged 48

  • Poster for DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League

    Self

  • Poster for Suicide Squad

    Floyd Lawton / Deadshot

  • Poster for National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony

    Self

  • Poster for Collateral Beauty

    Howard Inlet

2015Aged 47

  • Poster for Focus

    Nicky Spurgeon

  • Poster for Concussion

    Dr. Bennet Omalu

  • Poster for Star Wars: Greatest Moments

    Self

2014Aged 46

  • Poster for Winter's Tale

    Judge

  • Poster for Annie

    Producer

2013Aged 45

  • Poster for After Earth

    Cypher Raige

  • Poster for Blind Ref

    Blind Referee

  • Poster for After Earth: A Father's Legacy

    Self

  • Poster for After Earth: 1,000 Years in 300 Seconds

    Self

  • Poster for David Blaine: Real or Magic

    Self

  • Poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    ESPN Reporter

2012Aged 44

  • Poster for Men in Black 3

    Agent J

  • Poster for Yo! The Story of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for This Means War

    Producer

  • Poster for Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

    Executive Producer

2011Aged 43

  • Poster for A Man's Story

    Self

2010Aged 42

  • Poster for The Karate Kid

    Producer

2008Aged 40

  • Poster for Hancock

    John Hancock

  • Poster for Seven Pounds

    Ben

  • Poster for The Human Contract

    Producer

  • Poster for The Secret Life of Bees

    Producer

  • Poster for Lakeview Terrace

    Producer

2007Aged 39

  • Poster for Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream

    Self

  • Poster for Father and Son: On Screen and Off

    Self

  • Poster for I Am Legend

    Robert Neville

2006Aged 38

  • Poster for The Pursuit of Happyness

    Chris Gardner

  • Poster for ATL

    Producer

2005Aged 37

  • Poster for Club Oscar

    Oscar (voice)

  • Poster for Hitch

    Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens

  • Poster for Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

    Self

  • Poster for Will Smith: Live in Concert

    Self

  • Poster for Live 8

    Self - Philadelphia

  • Poster for Saving Face

    Producer

2004Aged 36

  • Poster for Jersey Girl

    Will Smith

  • Poster for I, Robot

    Del Spooner

  • Poster for Shark Tale

    Oscar (voice)

  • Poster for The Seat Filler

    Producer

2003Aged 35

  • Poster for Bad Boys II

    Detective Mike Lowrey

2002Aged 34

  • Poster for Men in Black II

    Jay

  • Poster for Barry Sonnenfeld's Intergalactic Guide to Comedy

    Self

  • Poster for Design in Motion: The Look of 'Men in Black II'

    Self

  • Poster for MIB ADR

    Self

  • Poster for Showtime

    Executive Producer

2001Aged 33

  • Poster for America: A Tribute to Heroes

    Self

  • Poster for Ali

    Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay

2000Aged 32

  • Poster for Putting The Boom & Bang in 'Bad Boys'

    Self

  • Poster for Metamorphosis of 'Men in Black'

    Self

  • Poster for The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Bagger Vance

1999Aged 31

  • Poster for Torrance Rises

    Self

  • Poster for From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

    Self

  • Poster for It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'

    Self

  • Poster for Wild Wild West

    Capt. James West

  • Poster for Tina Turner : Celebrate!

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West

    Self

  • Poster for Wild Wild West: Good Guys Gadgets

    Self

1998Aged 30

  • Poster for Roswell Top Secret

    Self

  • Poster for Inside the Golden Statue

    Self

  • Poster for Sesame Street: Elmopalooza!

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Welcome to Hollywood

    Will Smith

  • Poster for Enemy of the State

    Robert Clayton Dean

1997Aged 29

  • Poster for Men in Black

    James Edwards / Agent J

  • Poster for The Making of Men in Black

    Self

1996Aged 28

  • Poster for Independence Day

    Capt. Steven Hiller

  • Poster for The Making of 'Independence Day'

    Self

  • Poster for Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion

    Self

1995Aged 27

  • Poster for Bad Boys

    Mike Lowrey

1993Aged 25

  • Poster for Made in America

    Tea Cake Walters

  • Poster for Six Degrees of Separation

    Paul

1992Aged 24

  • Poster for Where the Day Takes You

    Manny

1990Aged 22

Year unknown