25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Jada Pinkett Smith

Entertainment Aug. 4, 2010 AT 11:56AM
25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Jada Pinkett Smith Credit: Toni Passig/Getty Images

Jada Pinkett Smith, 38 (her show Hawthorne airs on TNT Tuesdays at 9 P.M.) shares the 25 things you don't know about her with UsMagazine.com.

1. I met my husband, Will Smith, when I was 19 and auditioned to be his date on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. They said I was too short to play the part.

2. Four years later, Will asked me to play his girlfriend on the show, but I said no because I thought he was too tall.

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3. When I turn 60 and leave the red carpet, I am going to get the tattoo arm sleeve I have always wanted.

4. I won a lip-synching contest in high school performing "Baby I'm a Star" by Prince.

5. I haven't consumed alcohol in 13-plus years.

6. I finally love being a girl.

7. I find fame to be quite unnatural. Humans are not built for extreme adoration.

8. Jamey Johnson, Sugarland and Toby Keith are my favorite country artists.

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9. I love religion and have contemplated going back to school to get a world religion degree.

10. If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else.

11. First white guy I ever kissed: Michael Vartan...psych!

12. My favorite Latin singer/actor is Marc Anthony.

13. I have three pet red-tail boa constrictors, named Beauty, Logic and Passion.

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14. My favorite metal bands are Mastodon, Crowbar and Skindred.

15. I brought home a dog and two cats from the streets of China after filming The Karate Kid.

16. I have over 40 filled journals.

17. I look at how one chooses to live her life as a piece of art.

18. This year, I'm devoted to building wells to provide clean water for villages across Africa through CharityWater.org.

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19. The Smith family has already helped build several wells in Ethiopia.

20. I've produced a Broadway musical [Fela!]; now I want to perform in one.

21. Carol's Daughter's perfume My Life is my new scent.

22. My go-to outfit is a pair of black sweats and crisp white sneaks.

23. I like writing and receiving letters.

24. Our children, Trey [17], Jaden [12] and Willow [9], have taught me the most in life.

25. Tupac and Mos Def are my favorite rappers.

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