Happy Birthday, Willard Chritopher Smith, Jr.!!!
Will is the son of Willard Christopher Smith, Sr. and Caroline Smith. He was born in West Philidelphia, Pennsylvania.
Let's start a band!
In 1986, Will started his own Hip-Hop band with his friend DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Our first hit!
In late 1986, "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble" debuted.
In 1988, the trio including The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff were awarded their first Grammy award in the Rap division.
GO HOME TO BEL-AIR!
Smith was relieved in 1990 when NBC allowed him to star in a sitcom titled "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." This sitcom helped him out of his unfortunate $2.8 million tax debt.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The sitcom aired from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. 148 episodes were produced over 6 seasons. This sitcom was about a street-smart teenager sent to live with his wealthy aunt in West Philidelphia.
Will married Sheree Zampino in 1992, but they later divorced in 1995.
Marriage and Kid
In 1992, he married Sherree Zampino, but they later divorced in 1995 after having their son Willard Christopher "Trey" Smith III.
His first major acting role was in this drama.
This massive blockbuster established Smith as a prime box office draw.
Jada and Will get married!
Will married Jada Pinkett.
Jaden Smith is born!
Another hit movie!
Smith starred in this movie!
The Wild Wild West!
Will turned down the role of Neo in "The Matrix" to star in this disappointing movie.
Willow Smith is born!
Guinness Book of World Records
Will was added to the 2005 Guinness book of World Records for attending 3 premieres in 24 hours.
The Pursuit of Happyness
This movie starred Will and his son, Jaden.
In 2007, Smith donated $1.3 million to charities!
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Will imprinted his hands and feet on the sidewalk in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre while being watched by fans.
I Am Legend
Largest ever film release in United States history in Decmeber. Will and his daughter Willow appeared in this movie.
TV Guide reported the Will Smith was added to the list of the top ten of America's most fascinating people.
Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Will and Jada hosted the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in which President Barack Obama won the prize.
Back in the studio!
Smith announced that he will be back in the studio working on a new album with artists such as T.I., Chris Brown, and Game.