Will Smith

Will Smith (1968-), pictured in 2016

Will Smith (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, producer, comedian, rapper and songwriter. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons until 1996. After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film, and has gone on to star in numerous blockbuster films. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred, open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally.

20th Century Highlights

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV, 1990-1996)
  • “Summertime” (1991), DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, UK#8
  • “Boom! Shake the Room” (1993), DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, UK#1
  • Six Degrees of Separation (1993), “Paul”
  • Bad Boys (1995), “Mike Lowrey”
  • Independence Day (1996), “Capt. Steven Hiller”
  • Men in Black (1997), “Agent J”
  • “Men in Black” (1997), UK #1
  • Big Willie Style (1997), UK #9
  • “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” (1997), UK #3
  • “Just The Two Of Us” (1998), UK #2
  • “Enemy of the State” (1998), “Robert Clayton Dean”
  • “Miami” (1998), UK #3
  • Wild Wild West (1999), “James West”
  • “Wild Wild West” (1999), UK #2
  • Will 2K (1999), UK #2
  • Willennium (1999), UK #10

Find out more at Wikipedia*, IMDb*, and his Official Website*. Follow Will on Facebook*, YouTube* and Instagram*.

Sources: Wikipedia* (information, pictures etc), IMDb* (movie release dates), and YouTube* (videos) unless stated otherwise.

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