Born: 1971-09-18 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (46 years old)
Jada Koren Pinkett SmithÂ is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-livedÂ sitcomÂ True Colors. She starred inÂ A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured oppositeEddie MurphyÂ inÂ The Nutty ProfessorÂ (1996). She starred inÂ dramatic filmsÂ such asÂ Menace II SocietyÂ (1993) andÂ Set It OffÂ (1996). She has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, includingÂ Scream 2,Â Ali,Â The Matrix Reloaded,Â The Matrix Revolutions,Â Madagascar,Â Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaÂ andÂ Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create theÂ metalÂ bandÂ 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 actorÂ Will Smith. They have two children,Â JadenÂ andÂ 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 withÂ non-profit organizationsÂ likeÂ YouthBuildÂ and theÂ Lupus Foundation of America.