Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

Highest Rated: 89% Skate Kitchen (2018)

Lowest Rated: 11% After Earth (2013)

Birthday: Jul 8, 1998

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jaden Smith was an American actor and musician who rose to prominence through a famous family, but still managed to cut his own, highly idiosyncratic, sometimes odd, but always compelling path to stardom on his own terms. Born on July 8, 1998 in Malibu, CA, Jaden was the son of Hollywood superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the middle child of the couple's three children (Will had an older son, Trey, born in 1992, from a previous relationship, and Jaden's sister, Willow, was born in 2000). Jaden has spoken at length about how being the offspring of two famous parents kept him from having a normal childhood. He attended New Village Leadership Academy, but had difficulties making friends, which lead to him being homeschooled by his parents. When he was just eight years old, Jaden made his acting debut alongside his father in the inspirational drama "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006). The film was a minor box office success, earning Will Smith his second Best Actor nomination at that year's Academy Awards, and critics were overall impressed with the younger Smith's nascent efforts at acting. Jaden followed up his big screen debut with a small role in the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2010), before taking on his first starring role, alongside martial arts legend Jackie Chan, in a big budget remake of "The Karate Kid" (2010). The film performed well at the box office, debuting at number one on it's opening weekend, but received mixed reviews from critics. In addition, the public was starting to grow weary of the Smith children in the wake of Jaden's acting career and his sister Willow's pop star ambitions, feeling they were the unfair beneficiaries of dynastic largesse. That feeling of ill will was only made worse by Jaden's next project, "After Earth" (2013). The post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller had many strikes against it before it was even released: Will Smith produced the film and was credited with the story idea, which many speculators noticed contained hints of the teachings of Scientology, and once again casting his son alongside him smacked of nepotism. In addition to this, the film was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who was coming off of a string of high profile flops, and the advertising for the film seemingly went out of its way not to mention his name. "After Earth" was a bomb at the box office, and received scathing reviews from critics, many of whom attacked Jaden's performance, labeling it whiny and lacking in charisma. Dismayed from all of the negative press, Jaden decided to put acting on the back burner for awhile. In the meantime, he began working on music; he released a mixtape, "Cool Tape Vol. 2," in 2014. He also broke into fashion, starting a clothing/lifestyle brand called MSFTSrep, and became known for his idiosyncratic, eyebrow-raising, and often gender fluid fashion choices: he attended Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding in an all-white Batman costume, and in 2016 became the first male to model women's wear for Louis Vuitton, showing up in one of their ads adorned in a skirt. His social media presence also became somewhat infamous, and he was roundly mocked for his faux-profound Twitter posts concerning the Illuminati, Chemtrails, and aliens. By this time, however, Jaden was on a path of his own choosing, and as it turned out, that path lead back to acting: he returned to the screen with a recurring role on Baz Luhrmann's series about the birth of hip-hop, "The Get Down" (Netflix, 2016-2017). He followed that up with by voicing a character on "Neo Yokio" (Netflix, 2017-), an anime series created by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, and by appearing on a 2017 episode of the splashy primetime soap opera "Nashville" (ABC/CMT, 2012-2018) as himself. That same year, Jaden released his debut album, "SYRE," receiving generally positive reviews and sales. Jaden could most recently be seen playing a New York City skate rat in the Sundance Festival-approved indie hit "Skate Kitchen" (2018).

Highest rated movies

Skate Kitchen The Pursuit of Happyness The Karate Kid
The Day the Earth Stood Still
After Earth

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 84% Life in a Year Daryn (Character) - 2020
89% 76% Skate Kitchen Devon (Character) $236.1K 2018
11% 36% After Earth Kitai Raige (Character) $60.5M 2013
65% 65% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Self $73.0M 2011
66% 67% The Karate Kid Dre Parker (Character) - 2010
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Jacob Benson (Character) $79.4M 2008
67% 87% The Pursuit of Happyness Christopher (Character) $162.6M 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2019-2020
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2020
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2016 2018 2020
67% 41% Two Sentence Horror Stories Rex (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
Guest
2013 2019
76% 63% Neo Yokio Kaz Kaan (Voice) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Trevor Wilson (Guest Star) 2017
81% 88% The Get Down Dizzee Kipling (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 89% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004 2006