It’s September 18 and we celebrate multi talented American actress, screenwriter, producer, talk show host and song writer Jada Pinkett Smith as she turns 49.
As an actress, Smith began her acting career in 1990, following a guest appearance on the short-lived sitcom True Colors, and subsequently starred in the television series A Different World (1991–1993).
She made her feature film debut in Menace II Society (1993) but got her breakthrough came opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996), and she has since gone on to star in more than 20 feature films, including Set It Off (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Ali (2001), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Collateral (2004), the Madagascar films (2005–2012), Magic Mike XXL (2015), Bad Moms (2016), Girls Trip (2017), and Angel Has Fallen (2019). On television, she has starred in Hawthorne (2009–2011). and Gotham (2014–2016).
As a singer, Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she formed create the heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom. Smith has also authored a children’s book, Girls Hold Up This World, which was published in 2004.
Jada met Will Smith in 1994 on the set of Smith’s television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the pair tied the knot in 1997. They have two children: son Jaden and daughter Willow.
Jada Pinkett is a proud recipient of NAACP Image Awards and MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Happy Birthday Jada!