Jada Pinkett Smith


Biography

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured oppositeEddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996). She starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996). She has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create the metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter. Smith also created a production company, in addition to authoring a book, published in 2004. In 1997, she married rapper and actor Will Smith. They have two children, Jaden and Willow, and Pinkett Smith is stepmother to Willard "Trey" Smith III, Will's son from a previous marriage. The couple founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity organization which focuses on inner-city youth and family support and has worked with non-profit organizations like YouthBuild and the Lupus Foundation of America.


2017Girls Trip as Lisa Cooper
2016Bad Moms as Stacy
2015Magic Mike XXL as Rome
2014Gotham as Fish Mooney
2013David Blaine: Real or Magic as Herself
2013Madly Madagascar as Gloria (voice)
2012Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Gloria (voice)
2009Merry Madagascar as Gloria (voice)
2009Merry Madagascar as Gloria
2009Hawthorne as Christina Hawthorne
2009Skavlan as Guest
2008Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Gloria (voice)
2008The Human Contract as
2008The Women as Alex Fisher
2008Oprah's Big Give as
2007Reign Over Me as Janeane Johnson
2006The One Show as
2006VH1 Rock Honors as
2005Ozzfest 10th Anniversary as Herself
2005Madagascar as Gloria
2004Collateral as Annie
2003The Matrix Revolutions as Niobe
2003The Matrix Reloaded as Niobe
2003Maniac Magee as Narrator
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! as
2001Ali as Sonji
2001Good Day Live as
2001BET Awards as
2001Kingdom Come as Charisse Slocumb
2000Bamboozled as Sloan Hopkins
2000Behind the 'Scream' as Herself
1999The Early Show as
1998Welcome to Hollywood as Jada Pinkett Smith
1998TRL as
1998Return to Paradise as M.J. Major
1998Woo as Woo
1997Scream 2 as Maureen Evans
1997The View as
1996Set It Off as Stony
1996If These Walls Could Talk as Patti
1996The Nutty Professor as Carla Purty
1995MADtv as
1995Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight as Jeryline
1994A Low Down Dirty Shame as Peaches
1994Jason's Lyric as Lyric
1994The Inkwell as Lauren Kelly
1994Ellen as
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1993Menace II Society as Ronnie
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1989Doogie Howser, M.D. as
198721 Jump Street as
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as
1953The Academy Awards as
2017Girls Trip as Lisa Cooper
2016Bad Moms as Stacy
2015Magic Mike XXL as Rome
2014Annie as Producer
2014Gotham as Fish Mooney
2013David Blaine: Real or Magic as Herself
2013After Earth as Producer
2013Madly Madagascar as Gloria (voice)
2012Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Gloria (voice)
2010The Karate Kid as Producer
2009Merry Madagascar as Gloria (voice)
2009Merry Madagascar as Gloria
2009Hawthorne as Producer
2009Hawthorne as Christina Hawthorne
2009Skavlan as Guest
2008Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Gloria (voice)
2008The Secret Life of Bees as Executive Producer
2008The Human Contract as Writer
2008The Human Contract as Director
2008The Human Contract as
2008The Women as Alex Fisher
2008Oprah's Big Give as
2007Reign Over Me as Janeane Johnson
2006The One Show as
2006VH1 Rock Honors as
2005Ozzfest 10th Anniversary as Herself
2005Madagascar as Gloria
2004Collateral as Annie
2003The Matrix Revolutions as Niobe
2003All of Us as Producer
2003The Matrix Reloaded as Niobe
2003Maniac Magee as Narrator
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! as
2001Ali as Sonji
2001Good Day Live as
2001BET Awards as
2001Kingdom Come as Charisse Slocumb
2000Bamboozled as Sloan Hopkins
2000Behind the 'Scream' as Herself
1999The Early Show as
1998Welcome to Hollywood as Jada Pinkett Smith
1998TRL as
1998Return to Paradise as M.J. Major
1998Woo as Woo
1997Scream 2 as Maureen Evans
1997The View as
1996Set It Off as Stony
1996If These Walls Could Talk as Patti
1996The Nutty Professor as Carla Purty
1995MADtv as
1995Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight as Jeryline
1994A Low Down Dirty Shame as Peaches
1994Jason's Lyric as Lyric
1994The Inkwell as Lauren Kelly
1994Ellen as
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1993Menace II Society as Ronnie
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1989Doogie Howser, M.D. as
198721 Jump Street as
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as
1953The Academy Awards as
-Almost as Producer