Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress and talk show host who was born on September 18, 1971. She is popular among the masses and one of the most successful actresses in the industry. The 51-year-old is currently married to Hollywood star Will Smith and has two kids, Jaden and Willow Smith. Apart from being an actress, Pinkett Smith has managed to carve a niche out for herself in multiple industries.

Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth 2023

Fans are no strangers to the fact that Jada Pinkett Smith is an incredibly successful individual. Moreover, the actress has stepped foot in multiple industries and established herself. As per reports by Celebrity Net Worth, Pinkett Smith has a net worth of $50 Million. While the actress enjoys significant luxuries because of her husband Will Smith, she has managed to earn huge amounts of money through various careers, including film, TV, and her businesses. She also hosts one of the most successful talk shows, the Red Table Talk. A lesser-known fact about the actress is that she also writes children's books.

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Along with her husband Will Smith, the 51-year-old also owns a production house, Westbrook, and has producing credits in films. A year ago, the couple sold a major stake in their production company to a Blackrock-backed investment firm. Interestingly, the actress also owns a stake in a California-based nightclub Suede. Moreover, she is involved in the restaurant industry after opening a vegan restaurant named Calabasas Cafe. Jada Pinkett Smith also has her own clothing lineup Maja that draws inspiration from African culture.

Jada Pinkett Smith's Early Life

Jada Koren Pinkett was born on September 8, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland. The actress comes from a racially mixed background. While her mother's side was Jamaican, Smith inherited African-American culture from her father's side. She is the daughter of Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Robsol Pinkett Jr. However, her parents parted ways after some time and the talk show host's mother and grandmother raised her.

The popular actress spent her early years of life in Baltimore, where she went on to attend the Baltimore School for the Arts. Interestingly, this is where she met legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. At that time, Shakur was a drug dealer. Following her graduation from the Baltimore School of Arts, Pinkett Smith went on to attend the North Carolina School of Arts.

Jada Pinkett started off her acting journey at the age of 29, when she first made an appearance on an episode of True Colours back in 1990. Following that, the actress began receiving offers from multiple shows and she started making guest appearances.

Jada Pinkett Smith's Family and Personal Life

As fans already know, Jada Pinkett Smith is married to one of Hollywood's most loved stars, Will Smith. The couple is considered to be one of the most powerful and adorable couples in the industry. They tied the knot on December 31, 1997. Being married for almost 25 years, the couple has had their share of tough times and struggles and has been very open about it. Pinkett first met Smith back in 1991, when she was rehearsing for a role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. During one of his appearances on the Red Table Talk, Smith revealed that he sensed chemistry from the time he first saw her on the sets of A Different World.

Interestingly, the duo actually share a hilarious memory of when they first met. Smith was introduced to the Baltimore-born by his first wife, Sheree Zampino. Everything has not been rosy for the power couple and have faced a lot of bumps in their relationship. Back in 2022, Smith shocked the world after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars for making a joke about his wife. The event took the world by storm with every media outlet covering the news, and Smith was widely condoned by the masses. During an appearance on the Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to cheating on Smith with August Alsina. However, the couple rekindled their relationship and are happy together.

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Despite having a rocky relationship at the start, the couple managed to work it out and raised their son and daughter. They have two kids, Willow and Jaden Smith. Jaden is 25 years old while Willow is 22 years old. The Smiths are perhaps one of the most happening families in the industry today. Not long ago, Jaden made a shocking revelation about how Jada introduced their family to psychedelic experiences.

Jada Pinkett Smith's Career

Many of you might not know, but Jada Smith started off her acting career at a later age. The actress landed her first role at the age of 29 when she featured in an episode of True Colours. Following that, the actress made a number of guest appearances on various shows including Doogie Howser, M.D., and 21 Jump Street in 1991. Owing to her incredible acting, she landed herself a role in the comedy series A Different World. Two years later, in 1993, she made her filming career debut with the movie Menace II Society. Over the years, she acted in a handful of films.

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It was with the 1996 movie remake of The Nutty Professor, Jada Pinkett Smith carved a niche out for herself in Hollywood. The actress did an incredible job playing the love interest of a professor. The movie was a huge commercial success, grossing over $274 million worldwide. Later on, Smith played the lead role in Set It Off. While the actress acted in a number of films, it was the 2003 film The Matrix Reloaded that made her a sensation yet again.

Interestingly, the character the actress played in the movie was written with her in mind. Later on, she starred in the 2004 film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise. Her latest role in a movie was in 2017 in the comedy movie Girl Trip. In the meantime, she acted in multiple films and even voiced a character in the 2005 movie Madagascar. The actress enjoyed a career as a music director as well. Reports suggest that it was she who directed the music video for the popular Tupac song 'Can U Get Away'.

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Pinkett Smith even came up with the concept of a video for 'California Love' but later backed out. In 1996, the businesswoman directed the music video for 'Keep On Keepin' On'. Throughout her career, the popular host has bagged a huge number of accolades and nominations. The actress was nominated for Teen Choice and NAACP Image Awards for her role in The Matrix Reloaded.

She also won NAACP Image awards for Outstanding Actress in a drama series Hawthorne. Interestingly, as a talk show host too, Smith has been nominated for various accolades including Day Time Emmy Award, MTV Trailblazer Award, and the NAACP Award.

Interesting Facts about Jada Pinkett Smith

Celebrities often live a life that is widely popular and known to the masses. However, there are certain facts that are hidden away from the public eye. Interestingly, Jada Pinkett Smith is a woman full of surprises. A lesser-known fact about the actress is that she was an executive producer in a series that landed her an award for her performance, a.k.a. Hawthorne. Surprising as it sounds, she was named after her mother's favorite soap opera actress, Jada Rowland. As per reports by Insider, the 51-year-old was also the leader of a rock metal band, Wicked Wisdom.

Jada Pinkett Smith Fashion and Style

Jada Pinkett Smith has always been an actress to look out for. Apart from her incredible persona and successful Hollywood career, she also has had a huge impact on the fashion industry. From hanging out with Tupac and Eazy-E to wearing loose denim to more slinky and jaw-dropping outfits at the Red Carpets, Pinkett Smith never fails to amaze the audience with her looks. Throughout the years, she has often left fans in awe of her incredible fashion sense.

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Some of her most popular looks that still are fresh in her fans' memory include the Emerald Outfit she wore at the Oscars. Following the chaos at the 2022 Oscars, the actress made her first public appearance with Will Smith recently wearing an incredible white gown. Many of you might not know, but The Matrix Reloaded actress is a fashion icon. She has collaborated with multiple renowned brands, including Chanel, Prada, and Cover Girl.

Jada Pinkett Smith Business Brand - Hey Humans

Back in 2018, the Girls Trip star decided to take a step into the cosmetic and skin care industry. In 2021, she launched her own skincare brand, Hey Humans. The main aim of the actress with the brand was to provide affordable skincare to all. Interestingly, all her products are eco-conscious.

Pinkett Smith's brand provides a huge variety of products, including body washes, body lotions, deodorants, and toothpaste. Interestingly, the production of all these products is done keeping in mind the environment. One of the key factors that separates the brand from others is the fact that it uses aluminum and paper to wrap its products and not plastic.

Jada Pinkett Smith's Philanthropy and Advocacy


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Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation was established by her husband, Will Smith, to aid inner-city community development, youth educational projects, and underprivileged children and their families. She has devoted her time and resources to assisting South African families and children in need. The Set It Off actress is also extremely vocal about Huma Trafficking issues. She even made a video to raise awareness about the same and also express support for the victims of the same.

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Apart from that, Jada Pinkett Smith has donated to a wide range of charities. Some notable charities receiving funds from the actress include the Hip Hop stars foundation, Elton John Aids Foundation, PACT, Coalition to Abolish Slavery, and Training, to name a few. The Matrix Reloaded star often raises awareness about the environment as well. Surprising as it sounds, she donated $1 million to her school Baltimore School of Arts a few years back.


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Personal Details

NameJada Pinkett Smith
Birth Date18 September 1971
Place of BirthBaltimore, Maryland, United States
EducationBaltimore School for the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts
ParentsAdrienne Banfield-Norris and Robsol Pinkett Jr
Height5 foot
Weight51 kgs
Social MediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadapinkettsmith/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jadapsmith