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Will Smith

  • Birthday

    Born to Caroline & Willard Cristopher Smith, Sr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Begins Rapping

    Begins Rapping
    Smith began rapping after being influenced by hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash.
  • Meets DJ Jazzy Jeff

    Meets DJ Jazzy Jeff
    Will meets DJ Jazzy Jeff at a party & they start a duo together known as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
  • First Grammy

    DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince won their first Grammy award in the rap category.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Will wins the title role, playing himself, in the NBC sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
  • Second Grammy

    DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince win their second Grammy award.
  • Will & Sheree

    Will & Sheree
    Will Smith married Sheree Zampino.
  • First Child

    First Child
    Will & Sheree Smith had a son named Willard Christopher Smith III, also known as "Trey".
  • Six Degrees of Separation

    Six Degrees of Separation
    Will starred in the drama "Six Degrees of Separation" in 1993. It was one of his first major roles.
  • Divorce

    Will & Sheree Smith get a divorce.
  • Bad Boys

    Bad Boys
    Will starred in "Bad Boys" in 1995. It was one of his first major roles.
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day
    Smith starred as part of an ensemble cast in "Independence Day." The film was a massive blockbuster, becoming the second highest grossing film in history at the time and establishing Smith as a prime box office draw.
  • Enemy of the State

    Enemy of the State
    Will starred in Enemy of the State.
  • Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West
    He turned down starring in "The Matrix" in favor of "Wild Wild West."
  • Guinness Book of World Records

     Guinness Book of World Records
    Smith was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for attending a record breaking three premieres in a 24-hour time span.
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre
    Smith was recognized at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Holywood Boulevard for leaving an imprint of his hands and feet outside the world renowned theater in front of many fans.
  • I Am Legend

    I Am Legend
    Smith starred in "I Am Legend." Its opening was the largest ever for a film released in the United States during December. Smith himself has said that he considers the film to be "aggressively unique."
  • Most Fascinating People of 2008

    TV Guide reported that Smith has been selected as one of America’s top ten most fascinating people of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC special that aired on December 4, 2008.
  • Currenly...

    Will is currently filming Men In Black III, to be released in 2012.