Jada Pinkett Smith (born Jada Koren Pinkett; September 18, 1971) is an American film actor and singer-songwriter.
Jada Pinkett Smith began her career in 1990,
when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. Her
fame began to rise when she starred in dramatic films such as Menace II
Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996). She has appeared in more than 20
movies in a variety of genres, but is best known for her roles in films such
as Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions.
Jada launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create the metal rock band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter.
Jada Pinkett Smith
created a production company, as well as her own clothing line, and is the
author of a children's book, published in 2004.
In 1997 Jada Pinkett Smith married actor Will Smith; they have two children, Jaden and Willow. Pinkett Smith is also the stepmother to Smith's son from a previous marriage, Willard "Trey" Smith III. Together, the couple have founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity organization which focuses on urban inner city youth and family support. The foundation has worked with non-profit organizations such as YouthBuild and the Lupus Foundation of America.
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