American actress Jada Koren Pinkett Smith. Besides her role as Niobe in The Matrix films (Reloaded, Revolutions, and Resurrections), she is most known for her guest appearance on the sitcom A Different World.
She is the wife of Will Smith, an American actor. After the actor’s divorce from first wife Sheree Zampino after only three years of marriage, he wed her.
After he divorced his first wife, the actor and his new wife tied the knot in 1997 and welcomed two gorgeous children, Jaden and Willow Smith.
Her parents, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Robsol Pinkett, Jr., gave birth to her on September 18, 1971 (so she’s 50 years old now), in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
About Jada Pinkett Smith
Undoubtedly one of the top American talk show hosts and actresses, Jada Pinkett Smith is a household name. For her work on Red Table Talk, which airs on Facebook Watch, she won a Daytime Emmy. Time magazine included her in their list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2021.
Jada Rowland, the star of a popular daytime soap show, inspired her mother to give birth to her; Jada was born in Baltimore.
Her mother’s side of the family is from Jamaica and the Bahamas, while her father’s side is from the United States. Robsol Pinkett Jr., owner of a construction company, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, chief nurse at a clinic for low-income residents of Baltimore, are her parents. Banfield-Norris got pregnant while still a high school student, was married, and then quickly separated.
Pinkett was reared by her mother, a social worker, and her grandmother, a native of Jamaica.
Banfield saw that her granddaughter had an aptitude for the arts and signed her up for piano, tap dancing, and ballet classes.
She dated Grant Hill, a former basketball player, when he was a student at Duke in the early 1990s.
While attending the Baltimore School for the Arts, Pinkett Smith became good friends with the rapper Tupac Shakur. She had an appearance in the “Temptations” and “Keep Ya Head Up” music videos he directed.
Similarly, she came up with the idea for his “California Love” (1995) music video and was set to direct it before she bowed out.
In 1995, when Shakur’s sexual abuse conviction was being appealed, she posted bail for him in the amount of $100,000.
Her words from the documentary Tupac: Resurrection from 2003: “one of my closest buddies” To me, he was like a sibling. It was deeper than friendship for us. This kind of connection rarely occurs.
In 1994, she met Will Smith on the set of his TV programme The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where she was auditioning for the role of his character’s girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes. Ultimately, actress Nia Long was chosen due to her greater height requirements for the part.
Following his separation from Sheree Fletcher, Will and Jada started dating. Will always had a thing for Jada, but he’d never done anything about it until recently. Jada left her home in Baltimore and moved to Los Angeles in order to be with him.
The Smiths’ two children are Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born in 1998) and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born in 2000). In addition, she is Trey Smith’s stepmother, as Trey is her husband’s son from a previous marriage.
Jada Pinkett Smith Health: Is Will Smith’s Wife Having Cancer?
The state of Jada Pinkett Smith’s health is now noteworthy. Currently, she appears to be pretty ill, which has led her supporters to worry.
In 2018, she came clean about being diagnosed with alopecia areata, a kind of autoimmune hair loss.
She maintains that after extensive medical examinations, the underlying reason of her alopecia remains a mystery; she attributes it to stress, however.
On Instagram in December 2021, she said, “I can only chuckle at this point” beside a video of herself with a buzzed head. Mama will have to shave her head completely bald so no one knows she’s had brain surgery. It’s time for me to make peace with my baldness.