Will Smith

Topics: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith Pages: 2 (530 words) Published: May 19, 2008
Will Smith is a very inspiring young man. Smith is one person today that many kids should idol for coming from nothing he has made himself into a well known person with two Oscar nominations and four Golden Globe nominations and has also made many attempts into making this world a better place. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Will Smith was the second child of two middle-class parents, his father owned a refrigerator company and his mother was part of the school board(biography). Smith began rapping at the age of 12 with teammate Jeff Townes a.k.a. D.J. Jazzy Jeff(biography). Will first achieved the name of prince because he had a great ability to talk his way out of trouble with his parents. This nickname stuck with him and he was now nicknames “Fresh Prince”. Townes and Prince achieved many goals of their life and became very wealthy, that was until smith turned 21. At that age Smith and much of his riches dissipated when he had fallen into debt with the IRS. Luckily an executive by the name of Benny Medina from Warner Bros. came to Will Smith rescue. Benny wanted Will to star in a sitcom(starpulse). “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” aired on September 10th, 1990 it was a hit, so successful it lasted six season(starpulse). Now Smith was back in the game. The movie industry was now starting to catch Will Smith’s eye. In 1994 Smith along with actor Martin Lawrence signed with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer agreeing to co-star in an action packed comedy called Bad Boys. Also in 1997 Smith had another success in the movie industry when partnering with Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black. In 1992 Will Smith married Sheree Zampino who he later had a son, Willard Christopher III also know as trey in 1995 Sheree and Will divorced(biography). Trey and his father Will are seen in Will’s hit single “Just the Two of Us” which was released in 1998. Smith remarried in 1997 to actress Jada Pinkett who are still together and have two children that go by the names of...
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