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A Short History of Will Smith

Will Smith is one of the prominent Hollywood actors. He is among the wealthiest and most influential actors of the world. Smith is an established movie star for younger generations known for his charm and charisma starring in one major film in a year. For those who know him since the beginning of his career, he is an extraordinarily and multi talented artist.

Smith was born in 1968 and he grew up in Philadelphia in a middle-class neighborhood. At a very early age, he decided to join the career in music and performed as a rapper Fresh Prince of Bel Air, it earned a great success. He was at the top of the charts by 1988 with his album; He’s the DJ I’m the Rapper, it earned granny award and triple platinum status.

In 1989, a TV show producer approached Smith and offered him a lead role in an NBC sitcom – The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The show was about a fun loving teenager who was sent by his parents to live with relatives in a luxury house in Los Angeles. It was a great hit internationally. It was aired for six seasons and was a launch of Smith’s acting career. After the end of the series, he decided to focus on acting and ended his music career.

Smith became a household name in the mid 1990s with successes of his few big screen movies. His first major role was in the blockbuster Bad Boys in which he teams with a comedian actor Martin Lawrence.

Following the years of Smith’s appearance in a number of movies making millions for each of them, with high gross sequels Bad Boys and Men in Black, Smith was recognized as a successful and talented actor.

Smith was the biggest and most successful stars through the early part of the new millennium. His talent and versatility as an actor reflected in his role as Muhammad Ali in 2001. One of the movies he made after 2002 ranked over $100 million in US. His role in the superhero movie Hancock of 2008 is great example of great movie star he has become.

Smith has three children from two marriages. He now lives with his second wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their two children.

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