Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor + Singer
Born Sep 18, 1971

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, producer, director, author, 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 opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor. She starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jada Pinkett Smith.


1971 Birth Born on September 18, 1971.


1989 17 Years Old Pinkett Smith attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she met and became lifelong friends with classmate Tupac Shakur. She majored in dance and theatre and graduated in 1989. … Read More
1990 18 Years Old She began her acting career in 1990, when she starred in an episode of True Colors. … Read More
1991 19 Years Old She earned a role on comedian Bill Cosby's NBC television sitcom A Different World in 1991, as college freshman Lena James.


1994 - 1996 3 More Events
In 1997, she married actor Will Smith. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old She participated as the maid of honor in Banfield-Jones' 1998 wedding to telecommunications executive Paul Jones. … Read More
1999 27 Years Old Perhaps her best-known role to date is the part of human rebel Niobe in the films The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), and video game Enter The Matrix (2003) sequels to 1999's The Matrix. … Read More


2002 30 Years Old Under the stage name Jada Koren, Pinkett Smith formed the metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. … Read More
2003 31 Years Old In 2003, Pinkett Smith and Smith helped to create the television series All of Us, which originally aired on UPN.
2004 32 Years Old Pinkett Smith published her first children's book, Girls Hold Up This World, in 2004. "I wrote the book for Willow and for her friends and for all the little girls in the world who need affirmation about being female in this pretty much masculine world. … Read More
2005 33 Years Old In 2005, Pinkett Smith became one of many celebrities to invest a combined total of $10 million in Carol's Daughter, a line of beauty products created by Lisa Price. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The band's self-titled debut album was released on February 21, 2006, by Pinkett Smith's production company 100% Womon and Suburban Noize Records. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
When Pinkett Smith's aunt, Karen Banfield Evans, was diagnosed with lupus, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, in association with the Lupus Foundation of America and Maybelline, held the first annual "Butterflies Over Hollywood" event on September 29, 2007, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old Starring Paz Vega and Idris Elba, it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old In 2012, on behalf of PETA, Pinkett Smith wrote a letter to Baltimore's mayor, asking that the visiting Ringling Brothers Circus "comply with Baltimore’s absolute prohibition of the use of devices such as bullhooks" and not harm the elephants.
2013 41 Years Old In 2013, she appeared in a video clip for Gucci's "Chime for Change" campaign that aims to raise funds and awareness of women's issues globally. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old Beginning in 2014, she starred in the first season of the Fox's crime drama Gotham as the notorious gangster Fish Mooney.
2016 44 Years Old In 2016 she reprised her role as Mooney in many episodes of Gotham`s second season.
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