Jada Pinkett Smith is best known for her acting and her marriage to Will Smith. Born in Baltimore, Smith had her sights on acting and music at an early age. She concentrated her studies on her passion, attending the Baltimore School of the Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Smith has been married to Will Smith since 1997. Together they have two children, and care for Will's son from a previous marriage. Smith made her television debut on NBC's A Different World in 1991 and hit the big screen in Menace II Society in 1993.
While roles in The Nutty Professor, Set It Off, Scream 2, Collateral, The Matrix Reloaded and Madagascar raised her profile, she also has taken on smaller ventures like a women's clothing line. In addition, Smith took her band, Wicked Wisdom, to Ozzfest in 2005; their debut album was released in early 2006. She is currently working on a sequel to Madagascar and was in the 2008 remake of The Women, starring Debra Messing and Meg Ryan.
Currently, Smith is starring in the TNT drama Hawthorne, which premiered in June 2009.