Will Smith Biography

Will Smith Bio

Will Smith, who became a rapper when he was just 12 years old, was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Smith was called by friends, family and acquaintances by the name ‘Prince’ because of some of his habits.  He started rapping at the age of 12.  Gradually, his interest in studies decreased and then he stopped thinking about higher education and decided to make his career in rap. Read more to know more about Will Smith’s Bio.

Will Smith’s Debut Film

At the age of 18, he met Jeffrey Allan Towns, and the two became good friends.  The two began making music together, for which Jeffrey named himself DJ Jazzy Jeff and Smith named Prince.  In 1986, the song ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing’ proved to be their first hit.  In 1987, Smith’s debut album ‘Rock the House’ proved to be a big hit.  This album made Will Smith an overnight millionaire at the age of less than 18.  DJ Jazzy Jeff and Prince together produced many hit albums and songs.  He received his first Grammy Award in 1988 for ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’.  Now he had both money and fame.  Seeing Smith’s growing popularity, in 1990 he got a chance to work in a TV series.  The story of the TV series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ was very similar to Smith’s life.  This series completed 6 seasons.  During this also he continued to make rap music with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

While working in TV series in 1992, he started getting small roles in films like ‘Made in America’.  In this way he started his film career on the big screen.  In 1995, he got a chance to play the lead role of a cop in the big budget ‘Bad Boys‘.  In this film, he made a different identity with his performance.  The film proved to be a super hit.  In 1996 came ‘Independence Day’ in which he played the role of Air Force pilot and made a place in Hollywood as a successful hero.

Biggest Hit Movies

‘Men in Black’ in 1997 and ‘Enemy of the State’ in 1998 rocked the box office, even during this time he did not give up music.  In 2001, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the biopic ‘Ali’ of boxer Mohammad Ali.  ‘Men in Black 2’ in 2002, ‘Bad Boys 2’ in 2003, ‘Robot’ in 2004 and ‘Hitch’ in 2005 were all hits.  In 2006, he was nominated again for the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’.  Now the presence of Will Smith in the film was guaranteed to be a hit.  The series of his hit films continued like this.  In 2016, ‘Suicide Squad’ proved to be the biggest hit of his life.  

Will has received the Oscar Award for Best Actor in 2022.  On the other hand, if we talk about others, Will has won a total of 51 awards.

Will Smith Bio, Personal Life

Popular Name – Will Smith
Real Name – Willard Carroll Smith II
Born – 25 September 1968
Country – U. S.
Occupation – Actor, Rapper, Film Producer 
Active Years – 1986 – Present 
Spouses – 2
Sherre Zampino (Married – 1992, Divorced – 1995)
Jada Pinkett (Married – 1997)
Children – 3
Trey Smith (Son with Ex-Wife)
Jaden Smith (Son with present Wife)
Willow Smith (Daughter with present Wife)

Awards – 

Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2022 – King Richard) 

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture (2022  – King Richard)

MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss (1997- Independence Day) 

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2022 – King Richard) 

MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Fight (1998 – Men in Black) 

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motio (2022 , 2009 – King Richard, Seven Pounds) 

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performan (2022 – King Richard) 

MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance (2008 , 2002 – I Am Legend, Ali) 

Honorary César (2005) 

Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance  (1999 , 1998 – Gettin ‘ Jiggy Wit It , Men in Black) 

American Music Award for Favorite Pop Album (1999 – Big Willie Style)

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor (2020 , 2009 – Bad Boys For Life) Saturn Award for Best Actor (2008 – I Am Legend) 

Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor (2022 – King  Richard)

American Music Award for Favorite Album Soul / R & B (1999 – Big Willie Style) 

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor (2008 – I Am Legend) 

Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor (2009 , 2006 , 1998 – Hancock ,  Hitch , Men in Black) 

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor : Drama (2007 – The Pursuit of Happyness) Kids ‘ Choice Award for Favorite Song (2000 – Wild Wild West) 

BET Award for Best Actor (2009 , 2002 –  Seven Pounds , Hancock , Ali) 

MTV Video Music Award for  Best Male Video (1999 , 1998 – Miami , Just the Two of Us) 

Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor (1991) 

MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film (1997 – Men in Black) 

MTV Generation Award (2016)

American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist (1999) 

NRJ Music Award for International Male Artist of the Year (2000) 

Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Singer (1999) 

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