Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor, singer Jada Pinkett Smith

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 (1996). She starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996).
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Here's How Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Get Equal Pay - Entertainment Tonight
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Entertainment Tonight Here's How Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Get Equal Pay Entertainment Tonight The Molly's Game star is working on a new comedy film with Octavia Spencer, and insisted that the two receive equal pay. In fact, she even negotiated a salary that was way higher than they could have imagined. Spencer, who starred in The Help with ... How Jessica Chastain Fought to Get Octavia Spencer Equal PayE! Online Jada Pinkett Smith Praises Jessica Chastain for Fighting for Equal Pay in HollywoodPEOPLE.com Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer increase salary by fivefoldCBS News Los Angeles Times -Vanity Fair -TIME -Page Six all 77 news articles »
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Jada Pinkett Smith Goes All The Way Off On Golden Globes For Tiffany Haddish Snub
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She accused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of not even watching "Girls Trip."
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WATCH: 'Real Live': Celebrities declare stances on religion
ABC News - 5 months
Celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith and Justin Bieber have recently declared their stances on religion.
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Jada Pinkett Smith denies she's a Scientologist
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Jada Pinkett Smith wants everyone to know she's not a Scientologist. She is just in the habit of practicing "human kindness."
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Jada Pinkett Smith Shuts Down Leah Remini's Scientology Claims
Huffington Post - 5 months
"I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist."
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8 Times Jada Pinkett Smith Totally Nailed The Whole Parenting Thing
Huffington Post - 5 months
Happy birthday to this famous mom!
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Jada Pinkett Smith Says Will Smith Taught Her About Grapefruiting
Yahoo News - 6 months
Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about the "fruity" sex act husband Will Smith taught her. Watch the video to learn why you should probably skip it!
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Jada Pinkett Smith Is An Eternal Style Chameleon
Huffington Post - 7 months
We dare you to top these looks.
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Jada Pinkett Smith talks 'Girls Trip' success
Reuters.com - 7 months
Jada Pinkett Smith talks about her new film 'Girls Trip' and says it's not a 'black movie'. Jane Witherspoon reports.
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Jada Pinkett Smith On 'Girls Trip'
NPR - 7 months
Jada Pinkett Smith stars in the new movie Girls Trip. She tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro about reuniting on camera with Queen Latifah, and why she thinks it's important to show women having raunchy fun.
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Jada Pinkett Smith: I was a drug dealer when I met Tupac
CNN - 7 months
Jada Pinkett Smith has come a long way from her humble beginnings in Baltimore.
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'Girls Trip' cast on girls trip dos and don'ts
CNN - 7 months
Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish share their tips on what to do - and what to avoid - for the perfect girls trip.
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Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I was a drug dealer' when I met Tupac
CNN - 7 months
Jada Pinkett Smith has come a long way from her humble beginnings in Baltimore.
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Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I was a drug dealer'
ABC News - 7 months
The actress opened up about her relationship with rapper Tupac Shakur.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In 2016 she reprised her role as Mooney in many episodes of Gotham`s second season.
  • 2014
    Age 42
    Beginning in 2014, she starred in the first season of the Fox's crime drama Gotham as the notorious gangster Fish Mooney.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 36
    Starring Paz Vega and Idris Elba, it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation was presented with an award in 2007 at the 4th Annual Lupus Foundation of America Awards.
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In December 2006, she donated $1 million to the Baltimore School for the Arts in memory of her friend Tupac Shakur.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    In 2003, Pinkett Smith and Smith helped to create the television series All of Us, which originally aired on UPN.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Under the stage name Jada Koren, Pinkett Smith formed the metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    She participated as the maid of honor in Banfield-Jones' 1998 wedding to telecommunications executive Paul Jones.
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  • 1997
    Age 25
    On December 31, 1997, about 100 guests attended their wedding at The Cloisters, near her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
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    In 1997, Pinkett Smith had a cameo role in Scream 2 as Maureen Evans, a college student who is brutally murdered in front of hundreds of cinemagoers.
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    In 1997, she married actor Will Smith.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    Following a role in Demon Knight (1995), Pinkett Smith co-starred with actor and comedian Eddie Murphy in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor.
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  • 1995
    Age 23
    Jada and Will became friends, and began dating in 1995.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    In 1994, Pinkett Smith acted with Keenen Ivory Wayans in the action and comedy film A Low Down Dirty Shame.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    She earned a role on comedian Bill Cosby's NBC television sitcom A Different World in 1991, as college freshman Lena James.
  • 1990
    Age 18
    She began her acting career in 1990, when she starred in an episode of True Colors.
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  • 1989
    Age 17
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on September 18, 1971.
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