Jada Pinkett Smith

Birthday: Sep 18, 1971
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Standing merely five feet tall, Jada Pinkett Smith is known for her high-energy charm, receiving attention for the spunky role she played in her friend Keenan Ivory Wayans' Low Down Dirty Shame in 1994. She was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, MD, where she grew up and went on to study dance at Baltimore School for the Arts. She then attended North Carolina School of Arts, but dropped out when Wayans found her an agent to launch her acting career.Real notice came when she worked on Bill Cosby's series A Different World starting in 1991. Thereafter she appeared in several films including her more serious roles as the single mother in Menace II Society and the girlfriend in Jason's Lyric (1994). Eddie Murphy's 1996 rendition of The Nutty Professor brought her back to comedy, and the extensive hype around the film allowed her fame to swell. In 1997, she married fellow actor (and former rap star) Will Smith; the following year, she appeared in Woo and Return to Paradise, and gave birth to son Jadan. Pinkett Smith made a cameo in Spike Lee's Bamboozled in 2000, and then returned to a serious lead role in Doug McHenry's Kingdom Come (2001) with Whoopi Goldberg, which was shot while she was pregnant with daughter Willow.Her film career later ramping up with roles in the two Matrix sequels, the Tom Cruise thriller Collateral, and with vocal work in the Madagascar series, Pinkett Smith made the leap to television as a compassion head of nursing on TNT's Hawthorne, which debuted in 2009 and ran for three seasons. An ardent supporter of Barack Obama, Pinkett Smith also fronts the heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom, which released their first CD in 2006, and performed on the Ozzfest tour in 2009.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Angel Has Fallen Actor 2019
91% Girls Trip Lisa $115.1M 2017
58% Bad Moms Stacy $113.3M 2016
66% Magic Mike XXL Rome 2015
28% Annie Producer $58.7M 2014
11% After Earth Producer $60.6M 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Gloria 2013
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Gloria $216.4M 2012
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Actor 2011
66% The Karate Kid Producer $176.6M 2010
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Gloria $180M 2008
59% The Secret Life of Bees Executive Producer $37.7M 2008
13% The Women Alex Fisher $26.9M 2008
No Score Yet The Human Contract Rita Director Screenwriter 2008
No Score Yet The Women Actor 2008
64% Reign Over Me Janeane Johnson $19.7M 2007
54% Madagascar Gloria $193.2M 2005
86% Collateral Annie $100.1M 2004
No Score Yet The Seat Filler Executive Producer 2004
35% The Matrix Revolutions Niobe $139.1M 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded Niobe $281.6M 2003
67% Ali Sonji $58.2M 2001
28% Kingdom Come Charisse Slocumb $22.6M 2001
48% Bamboozled Sloan Hopkins $1.9M 2000
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Sonji [English Version] 1999
71% Return to Paradise M.J. Major 1998
10% Woo Woo 1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Herself 1998
82% Scream 2 Maureen Evans 1997
65% Set It Off Stony 1996
88% If These Walls Could Talk Patti 1996
64% The Nutty Professor Carla Purty 1996
38% Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight Jeryline 1995
0% A Low Down Dirty Shame Peaches 1994
61% Jason's Lyric Lyric 1994
25% The Inkwell Lauren 1994
84% Menace II Society Ronnie 1993
No Score Yet Moe's World Actor 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Red Table Talk
2018
Host
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
78% Gotham
2014
Fish Mooney
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
Executive Producer Producer Christina Hawthorne
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2001
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Guest
  • 1997
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Lena James
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1988
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Trish
  • 1991

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