Will Smith – Biography

At the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022, actor Will walked on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock across the face during Rock’s presentation for Best Documentary Feature. The slap was in response to Rock making a joke about the shaved head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who began shaving her head in 2021 due to alopecia areata. After returning to his seat, Smith shouted profane interjections at Rock. Rock briefly commented on the incident but completed his presentation without further interruption.

Chris Rock’s mom is finally addressing Will Smith’s infamous slap at the 2022 Oscars.

“When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us,” Rosalie “Rose,” Rock told South Carolina news station WIS-TV on Friday, marking her first interview since the incident on March 27. “But he really slapped me. Because when you hurt my child, you hurt me.”

The South Carolina native, 77, admitted that as many viewers at home, she initially thought the televised slap was staged. She said it wasn’t until Smith, 53, “started using obscenities” directed at Chris, 57, that she realized the bit wasn’t fake.

Rose was also asked in the interview what she’d like to say to Smith today if the two were able to have a conversation.

“I have no idea what I would say other than, ‘What in the world were you thinking? Because you did a slap, but so many things could have happened from that,’” she explained. “Chris could have stepped back and fallen, and you really could have gotten taken out in handcuffs. So, you didn’t think.”

Wills Smith’s Early Life

Willard Carroll Smith II (born September 25, 1968), also known by his stage name the Fresh Prince, is an American actor, rapper, and film producer. Noted for his work in music, television, and film, Smith has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and four Grammy Awards. Additionally, he has received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award as a producer.  

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Then Smith has achieved and held several US and international box office records. As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. Smith was born in Philadelphia to Caroline, a school board administrator, and Willard Carroll Smith Sr. a US Air Force veteran and refrigeration engineer. His mother graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He grew up in West Philadelphia’s Winfield neighborhood and was raised Baptist. He has an elder sister named Pamela and two younger siblings, twins Harry and Ellen who attended Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Catholic elementary school in Philadelphia, and Overbrook High School. His parents separated when he was 13, but did not divorce until around 2000.

Smith began rapping at age 12. When his grandmother found a notebook of his lyrics, which he described as containing “all [his] little curse words”, she wrote him a note on a page in the book: “Dear Willard, truly intelligent people do not have to use words like this to express themselves. Please show the world that you’re as smart as we think you are”. Smith said that this influenced his decision not to use profanity in his music.

The net worth of Smith

 Will has a net worth of $350 million. Every year, Will earns at least $40 million from his various endeavors and has earned as much as $80 million in some years.

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For example, between June 2019 and June 2020, Will earned $45 million from his various endeavors, primarily film salaries.

Relationship of Will Smith

Smith married actress Jada Koren Pinkett on December 31, 1997, they met when Pinkett auditioned for a role as Smith’s character’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The pair produce films through their joint production company Overbrook Entertainment and Westbrook Inc. Together they have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happiness and After Earth; and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000), who appeared as his daughter in I Am Legend.

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Smith and his wife Jada have expressed unconventional practices in their marriage, jokingly calling their commitment “bad marriage for life”. Both he and Pinkett Smith have admitted to having extramarital relationships and believing in the freedom to pursue them. He has said he wanted a polyandrous relationship with actress Halle Berry and ballerina Misty Copeland but ultimately abandoned the idea after therapy.

Smith and his brother Harry own Trey ball Development Inc. a Beverly Hills-based company named after Trey Smith, and his family resides in Los Angeles, California. Therefore, Smith’s parents separated when he was thirteen years old.

The career of Will Smith

Riding high from his hit sitcom, in 1993 Will was paid $500,000 to star in “Six Degrees of Separation”, for which he received critical acclaim. His movie career took off in a big way in 1995, when he co-starred in the hit action-comedy, “Bad Boys”, for which he earned $2 million. Years later he would earn $20 million to appear in the sequel.

Riding high from his hit sitcom, in 1993 Will was paid $500,000 to star in “Six Degrees of Separation”, for which he received critical acclaim. His movie career took off in a big way in 1995, when he co-starred in the hit action-comedy, “Bad Boys”, for which he earned $2 million. Years later he would earn $20 million to appear in the sequel.

In the 20 years between 1993 and 2013, Will earned $200 million in movie salaries and bonuses. As of this writing, his movie earnings easily top $300 million, perhaps much more if some of his reported backend deals are accurate. Will’s biggest confirmed payday came in 2013 when he earned $20 million in upfront salary and $80 million in backend points from Men In Black 3 thanks to his 10% cut of the gross. He reportedly also had 20% of the gross of Bad Boys 2, Hancock, and Pursuit of Happiness. Though, it could be possible that he actually had 20% of net profits, as opposed to gross which would be significantly different numbers. If he indeed has gross points he would have earned $355 million from those four movies alone.

Netflix Paid him

In 2007 Will earned $25 million for I am Legend. His largest upfront payday was the $28 million he earned for I, Robot. In 2018 he earned $20 million to star in Netflix’s Bright. Netflix reportedly paid Will $35 million to reprise his role in Bright 2.

Smith never left music, and while working simultaneously on his films he released four solo albums, two of which have gone platinum. Smith had numerous hit singles, among them “Men in Black,” and “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” earning Smith two consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance.

He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, both for portraying real people, Muhammad Ali in “Ali” and Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happiness”. Among his awards, Smith has two BET Awards, one Image Award, four MTV Movie Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards.

Education Qualification of Will Smith

It has been stated that Smith turned down a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). However, he never applied. Smith was a good student with high SAT scores and was admitted to a “pre-engineering program” at MIT. Smith has reported that he never had intentions of attending college.

Social media Status of Will Smith

Will has 64.7 Million+ followers on Instagram. And he is also available on Twitter too.

Body Appearance of Will Smith’s Height and Weight

 HeightFeet: 6 Feet 2 Inches
WeightKilogram: 82 kg
Chest size42 inches
Biceps16 inches
Eye colorDark brown
Hair colorDark brown

Some Interesting Facts about Will Smith’s that you should be known

Date of Birth:25 September 1968
 Age:51 years old
 Birth Nation:United States of America
 Height:6 Feet 2 Inch
NameWill Smith
Birth NameWillard Carroll Smith, Jr.
Nick NameWill
FatherWillard Carroll Smith, Sr.
MotherCaroline Bright
Birth Place/CityWest Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Net Worth$ 300 million
Eye ColorDark-Brown
Hair ColorDark-Brown
Weight in KG82 KG
Married toJada Pinkett Smith (m. 1997), Sheree Zampino (m. 1992)
ChildrenJaden Smith, Willow Smith, Trey Smith
DivorceSheree Zampino (m. 1995)
AwardsGrammy Awards
MoviesSuicide Squad
SiblingsEllen Smith, Pam Smith, Harry Smith