Will Smith - Life

By NEP2923
  • Inception - Born Willard Christopher Smith

    Inception - Born Willard Christopher Smith
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    Will Smith

  • Becomes Fresh Prince as a rapper in Overbrook High School.

  • Smith's parents divorce.

  • Meets Jeff Townes and collaborates with him on rapping.

     Meets Jeff Townes and collaborates with him on rapping.
  • Wins a Grammy for Best Rap Performance for Parents Just Don’t Understand with Jeff Townes.

    Wins a Grammy for Best Rap Performance for Parents Just Don’t Understand with Jeff Townes.
  • Stars in the title role for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    Stars in the title role for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Wins second Grammy with Jeff Townes for Summertime.

  • Son Trey Smith is born and marries Sheree Zampino

    Son Trey Smith is born and marries Sheree Zampino
  • Code Red, D. J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince’s final album, is released.

    Code Red, D. J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince’s final album, is released.
  • Stars in Bad Boys with Martin Lawrence and divorces Sheree Zampino

     Stars in Bad Boys with Martin Lawrence and divorces Sheree Zampino
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  • Will stars in Independence Day.

    Will stars in Independence Day.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Show comes to an end

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Show comes to an end
  • Marries actress Jada Pinkett.

    Marries actress Jada Pinkett.
  • Smith’s first solo album, Big Willie Style, is released. He also commands $12.5 for each picture, following the succes of Independence Day and Men In Black.

    Smith’s first solo album, Big Willie Style, is released.   He also commands $12.5 for each picture, following the succes of Independence Day and Men In Black.
  • Stars in Men in Black with Tommy Lee Jones.

    Stars in Men in Black with Tommy Lee Jones.
  • He turns down the role of Neo in the Wachowski Brothers’ The Matrix to star in The Wild, Wild West.

  • Smith’s first child with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre, is born.

    Smith’s first child with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre, is born.
  • 2,000 guests attend Smith and his wife’s joint birthday party on the Universal backlot in Hollywood.

  • Smith’s second child with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Camille Reign, is born.

    Smith’s second child with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Camille Reign, is born.
  • Saves a teenage fan from choking by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre after sneaking up on her to wish her happy birthday in a shopping mall.

  • Receives a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali.

    Receives a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali.
  • Jul – Requests a restraining order against his 66-year-old former caretaker Mike Cooley, alleging he has stalked the couple and their children for some time.

  • Is dropped by record company Sony, allegedly because they feel he is too old.

  • The couple’s former housekeeper sues them for allegedly failing to pay approximately 1,640 hours of overtime pay.

  • Creates the sitcom All of Us with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

    Creates the sitcom All of Us with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • Smith and his wife donate $20,000 to a Scientology literacy campaign called HELP (The Hollywood Education and Literacy Program) after Jada completes filming of Collateral with Tom Cruise.

    Smith and his wife donate $20,000 to a Scientology literacy campaign called HELP (The Hollywood Education and Literacy Program) after Jada completes filming of Collateral with Tom Cruise.
  • Hosts the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.

  • Releases successful Lost & Found LP with Interscope Records after being dropped by Sony.

     Releases successful Lost & Found LP with Interscope Records after being dropped by Sony.
  • Enters the Guinness Book of Records for attending three premieres within 24 hours.

  • Falls victim to identity theft when 45-year-old Carlos Lomax obtains $33,000 worth of credit cards under the actor’s name.

  • America’s Newsweek magazine declares Smith the most powerful actor on the planet.

    America’s Newsweek magazine declares Smith the most powerful actor on the planet.
  • The TV sitcom All of Us is axed after four seasons.

  • Has his hand and footprints immortalised on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.

  • Forbes reports that for every dollar Smith earns for making a film, it earns an average of $10 at the box office. Forbes Magazine estimates Smith’s earnings for the year to be in the region of $31 million. Receives a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his ro

  • Smith is reported to have given vouchers for free personality tests at Scientology centres as a ‘wrap present’ to crew members of the film Hancock.

  • Smith is reported to have given vouchers for free personality tests at Scientology centres as a ‘wrap present’ to crew members of the film Hancock.