Jada Pinkett Smith is an American singer, writer, actor and a businesswoman. She started her career in 1990 with a small role in True Colors. She has been a part of more than 20 movies of different plot style and theme. She runs a charity organization named Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, who works for the poor and backward class of the society. She was born in Maryland. Her father Robsol, was a contractor and her mother Adrienne Banfield was a nurse. She went to Baltimore School of the Arts. She was always interested in acting and had been a part of various drama competitions in the school time. She got her first move when she joined True Colors which was a sitcom. She made her debut with the movie Menace II Society in the year 1993. Later she appeared in movies like Lyric (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Set it Off (1996), Scream 2 (1997). She had also directed various musical videos and even designed women’s clothes. In 2000 she appeared in Bamboozled by
Spike Lee. The movie was based on a controversial plot of the racial bias which happens in the television industry. In 2001 she along with her husband
Will Smith was a part of the biopic Ali. Her character was of Ali's first wife named Sonji. Her role in movies The Matrix Reloaded in 2003 and The Matrix Revolutions in the same year gained her a lot of popularity.
Her character and presentation of the roles was appreciated by the critics. She has done movies with
Eva Mendes, and
Annette Bening in movies like The Women and Reign Over Me. In 2008 she stepped into direction with The Human Contract. In 2003, she and her husband created a television series All of Us, which was aired on UPN. She turned into a writer in 2004 and published Girls Hold Up This World, which was a children’s book. She runs a charity organization named Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, who works for the poor and backward class of the society. She believes in charity and is associated with many organizations and denotes money and helps them with any kind of help. She met the love of her life Will Smith on the sets of television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She had given audition for the role of his girlfriend but was not selected. After this Smith and Jada became good friends. They both started dating 1995 and in 1997, they got married at The Cloisters. The couple has three children Jaden, Willow and Trey Smith. She believes that children should be handled with care and gives them personal attention. With her performances, she has made many awards in her kitty. She has won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Scream 2, Black Reel Award for Bamboozled, Teen Choice Awards for The Matrix Reloaded, Image Award for Hawthorne and many more.