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Will Smith stars in "Men in Black 3" as Agent J, reprising his role from the first two films in the franchise. Smith is currently filming and producing "After Earth" under his Overbrook Entertainment production banner co-starring Jaden Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith has enjoyed unprecedented success in a career encompassing films, television, and multi-platinum records. He earned his first Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination
Will Smith in "Hitch"
Will Smith Hitch
Will Smith in "Hitch" - © Columbia Pictures
for his portrayal of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in Michael Mann's acclaimed biopic "Ali." He also starred in and produced the critically acclaimed, true-life drama "The Pursuit of Happyness," which brought him his second Academy Award nomination, his fourth Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Best Actor.

His extraordinary list of blockbusters includes "I Am Legend" and "Hancock," opposite Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman for director Peter Berg. In 2005 Smith starred in and produced the hit romantic comedy "Hitch," directed by Andy Tennant. The year prior, Smith starred in and executive produced the sci-fi smash "I, Robot," adapted from the book by Isaac Asimov and directed by Alex Proyas. Also that year, Smith voiced the central character of Oscar in the blockbuster animated feature "Shark Tale," opposite Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro.

In July 2003 Smith reunited with Martin Lawrence for "Bad Boys II," the sequel to their 1995 hit "Bad Boys." Smith had earlier starred in two blockbusters that topped the box office in back-to-back summers. In 1996 he took on alien invaders in Roland Emmerich's science fiction actioner "Independence Day." The following year, he starred with Tommy Lee Jones in Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy "Men in Black," for which Smith also recorded the Grammy-winning title song. In 2002 Smith, Jones and Sonnenfeld re-teamed for the sequel "Men in Black II."

Smith does not limit his work to acting and, along with partner James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment, he produced, among others, "Hitch," "The Pursuit of Happyness," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Seven Pounds," "Lakeview Terrace" and "The Human Contract," which marked the feature directorial debut of Jada Pinkett Smith. Overbrook's most recent success was Columbia Pictures' "The Karate Kid," which was released June 11, 2010, and grossed over $343 million worldwide.

Smith was already a Grammy-winning recording artist when he made his successful transition to acting in television and films. Following roles in the movies "Where the Day Takes You" and "Made in America," he received widespread critical acclaim for his starring role in the drama "Six Degrees of Separation," with Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland. In 1995 Smith was named ShoWest's Male Star of Tomorrow. His film credits also include "Enemy of the State," opposite Gene Hackman, "Wild Wild West," for which he also recorded the hit title song, and the title role in Robert Redford's "The Legend of Bagger Vance."

Smith won four esteemed titles at the 11th World Music Awards in Monte Carlo and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Seven Pounds" in 2009. Smith has also earned several Kids' Choice Awards for movies such as "Independence Day," "Wild Wild West," "Shark Tale," "Hitch" and "Hancock." Smith received the first ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for "Parents Just Don't Understand" and has also won three additional Grammys for "Summertime," "Men in Black," and "Getting Jiggy Wit It."

Smith began his career in the music industry while still in high school. Teaming with his friend Jeff Townes to form DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Smith became a chart-topping rap artist. Together, they recorded several platinum and multi-platinum albums and won numerous awards, including two Grammys and three American Music Awards. Continuing to record, he released his first solo album, "Big Willie Style," in 1998, for which he won a Grammy and four American Music Awards. In 1999 he was honored at the NAACP Image Awards as Entertainer of the Year. His next CD, "Willennium," featured the hit single "Will2K" and went double platinum.

Smith's musical success led to his starring in the hit television sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which ran for six years on NBC and earned him two Golden Globe nominations.

Smith has made it a mission to help others through his humanitarian efforts. Among the issues most important to Smith are children's education and outreach; in many and varied ways, Smith has long supported schools across the country. Smith has focused his efforts to make a difference through the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which Smith and his wife founded in 1997. 

Also through the Family Foundation, Smith is part of the Kanimambo Foundation, a non-profit organization that implements innovative programs in Mozambique to improve the state of education, orphan care, and HIV/AIDS education and medical assistance.

Among his many accomplishments, Smith was honored by the Museum of the Moving Image in 2006 and received the Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Award in 2009. He was given the prestigious Simon Wiesenthal award based on his "commitment to education, cultural diversity, and social responsibility."

Smith serves as an ambassador for Nelson Mandela's 46664 Foundation, the African response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 2008, Smith became a National Board Member for Malaria No More, a foundation with a simple goal: to end malaria deaths everywhere. Smith has also long been active in the Make a Wish campaign, granting wishes and supporting the foundation's efforts to better the lives of children with life-threatening conditions for over a decade and a half.


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Age: 48 years old
Birthday: September 25, 1968
Height: 6' 2"
Nickname: Fresh Prince
Mr. July
Full Name / Real Name: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Wife: Jada Pinkett Smith (12/31/1997, 2 children)
Sheree Smith (5/9/1992 - 12/10/1995, divorced, 1 child)

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