A multi-talented woman known in the industry– Jada Pinkett Smith. She is quite talented that she broke several records. There’s more to know about Jada in this article. So, read on.
|Full Name||Jada Koren Pinkett Smith|
|Birthdate||September 18, 1971|
|Birthplace||Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Age||49 years old|
|Father||Robsol Pinkett Jr.|
|Spouse||Will Smith (married 1997)|
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|Occupation||Actress, Talk Show Host, Singer-Songwriter|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
Jada Pinkett-Smith is known for her impeccable acting skills, screenwriting, singing-songwriting, and managing a business. She began her acting career in 1990, started her music career in 2002, managed a production company with her husband, and published a children’s book in 2004.
Family Life of Jada Pinkett
Jada is born from a young couple, Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Robsol Pinkett Jr., in September 1971. She is a descent of mix races– Jamaican-Barbadian on her maternal side, and African-American on his paternal side. Unfortunately, her parents divorced after a few months of their marriage.
Pinkett’s mother raised her with her grandmother, Marion Banfield. Jada’s grandmother noticed her passion for performing arts. So, she enrolled her in several tap dance, piano, and ballet lessons.
By 1998, Jada’s mother re-married to Paul Jones, an executive of a telecommunications company.
As Jada pursues her dream in art performance, she attended the School of Arts in Baltimore. It is where she met Tupac Shakur and became closest friends. When she met Tupac, Jada is a known drug dealer. They had a video performance together where they lip-synced. Jada majored in theatre and dance and earned a degree in 1989.
More so, she is known to be an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Career Life of Jada
Jada Pinkett-Smith started her acting career in the early 90s. Her first appearance in the television was her guest role in an episode of True Colors. By then she landed in several projects. In her humble beginnings, her movie with Allen Payne, Jason’s Lyric grabbed the attention of several critics.
By 1996, she starred with Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor film remake. The film was a success that garnered $274 million worldwide. There was a film she starred in 2000, Bamboozled, that did not hit the targets. It was met with mediocre reviews, but in the end, it won the Freedom of Expression Award.
Aside from her acting skills, Jada was the executive producer of the drama Hawthorne. Other than that, she is a good voice actress of animated movie shows. She had the role of Gloria in Madagascar. Her works are no joke. They always bag millions from their projects.
Her recent work is the talk show Red Table Talk, wherein she talks several topics with her daughter and mother.
Back in 2002, Jada formed a metal band with her performing the lead vocals. They named their band Wicked Wisdom. Their debut album was released in 2006, but before their debut album, they appeared in some concert tours. In 2004, they had a slot on the Onyx Hotel Tour of Britney Spears– which was the highest-profile tour of that year. In 2005, they performed at the Ozzfest Music Festival.
Business and Philanthropy
Jada has a music company named 100% Women Productions and created her own fashion label, Maja. The ‘Sister Power’ slogan came from her shirts and dresses. She is also an investor of the beauty line Carol’s Daughter.
Other than her career and business, Jada participated in several organizations. She had a foundation with Will that supports families– Will and Jada Family Foundation. Other than that, she funded the Lupus Foundation of America.
Jada also cares for the animals, she wrote on behalf of PETA concerning the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Net Worth
The reported net worth of Jada Smith is at $50 million. She earned this through a number of projects being an actress, singer-producer, director, and businesses. More so, a fraction of it comes from her joint assets with Will Smith.
Personal Facts about Jada
- Jada stands 5’0 or 152 cm in height and weighs 110 pounds or 50 kilograms. She is incredibly beautiful with the complements of her hazel eye color and black hair. More so, she becomes more stunning with her sexy figure. Her vital statistics are 35-25-36.
- Jada and Will Smith founded a charity organization that focus to support families. They named their foundation Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. Also, Jada works with the Lupus Foundation of America and Youth Build.
- She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
Personal Life of Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada is a married woman, she tied the knot with Will Smith in 1997. They met at the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994. She auditioned for the role of the girlfriend of Will’s character. But, to no avail, she was shortlisted and the opportunity is given to Nia Long.
She transferred to California to spend her life with Will. When they married, Jada is already 3 months pregnant with Jaden, their first-born son. Only a few attended their wedding, as Jada want it to be private.
But, in April 2013, people began to believe that Jada and Will Smith are in an open marriage. But, in the end, Jada denied the claims and clarified her statement. Jada and Will have two children, Jada and Willow. She also stands as a stepmother of Trey Smith, the son of Wil from his previous marriage.
Jada Pinkett’s Dating History
Jada and Wesley were reportedly dating in early 1990 to 1991. They made a public appearance together when they attended the 21st Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Jada revealed at the Red Table Talk Show that she dated Grant Hill, a former NBA player. She even shared that Grant was her first boyfriend whom she brought home to meet her family during the holiday season.
Although Jada and Tupac grew up together when they were pursuing their dreams, they never had a sexual relationship. They were close friends, but they acknowledged the possibility as they grew, and Jada loves him as a friend, which made Will Smith a little jealous.
This relationship between August and Jada is a bit weird. It happened around her marriage with Will Smith. Jada Pinkett-Smith revealed their relationship in a segment of the Red Table talk show. She claimed she had an entanglement issue with August. How did this happen?
Jada met August when she attended the Wireless Festival to support Willow and Jaden in London. In 2018, she invited August at Red Table to talk with his issues in sex, drug, and alcohol addiction. She even introduced him to the show as a close family friend.
As Jada denies all the rumors, she put it to an end in July 2020. She confirmed that she had a relationship with August Alsina but she denied that Will gave his blessings. She claimed that she wanted to heal Alsina, but Jada had to find and heal herself first. Eventually, she and Will got back after her break up with Alsina.
As Jada used the word “entanglement”, Alsina sings a line in his song collaboration with Rick Ross. His line was “the definition of entanglement is when you tangled in the sheets.”
Jada and Jaden vs. Shane Dawson
There is an old uploaded video of Shane Dawson that went viral on social media. He was doing a lewd sex act in front of Willow Smith’s poster. Shane is not a first-timer being tangled in controversies, but the backlash from fans and the Smith family was huge.
Both Jada and Jaden called out the video of Shane, which he did when Willow was still 11 years old in the poster. After this, he made a lengthy video to apologize and take accountability.
Shane deleted the video, or as what he said “everything.” Does it seem he is leaving the industry? He had so many problems– he even normalized blackface or saying the n-word. But, as he comes to realize, he said he should be punished for such things.
All of this happened last June 2020. His apology video became the third-highest most-viewed on YouTube UK.
People Also Ask About Jada Smith
Did Jada and Tupac Shakur date?
With the recent news of Jada’s “entanglement” issues, her past relationships were dug. Tupac and Jada did not officially date, they were close friends. Although Tupac had a thing with Jada, she married Will Smith in 1997.
Are Jada and Will Smith still married?
Yes, they are. They are the most popular and long-lasting marriage in Hollywood. However, their relationship wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. They have been open about their struggles and triumphs of their marriage of 22 years.
Who did Jada Pinkett-Smith have an entanglement with?
In a special edition of the talk show “Red Table Talk”, Jada and Will talked about the time when their relationship was in rock bottom. Pinkett claims she had an entanglement with August Alsina. She said they had a relationship “for years.” But, it’s all in the past now.