Jada Pinkett Smith
Actress, Dancer, Singer-Songwriter and Businesswoman
Jada Pinkett Smith has proven herself to be one of today’s most versatile and gifted young actresses. Recently, she landed one of Hollywood’s most sought after roles, as Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Before The Matrix sequels, Smith was last seen in a pivotal role opposite her husband, Will Smith, in…
Jada Pinkett Smith has proven herself to be one of today’s most versatile and gifted young actresses. Recently, she landed one of Hollywood’s most sought after roles, as Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Before The Matrix sequels, Smith was last seen in a pivotal role opposite her husband, Will Smith, in Ali. Other film credits include Fox Searchlight’s Kingdom Come, opposite LL Cool J and Whoopi Goldberg, and a starring role in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed Bamboozled, for which she received an Image award nomination. Smith also starred in the title role for New Line Cinema’s Woo and was featured in Miramax’s Scream 2, with Neve Campbell. She had a cameo role as the young journalist in the critically acclaimed film, A Return to Paradise, starring Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, and Joaquin Phoenix for Polygram.
Smith has amassed an impressive list of motion picture credits including the international box-office hit The Nutty Professor, in which she starred opposite Eddie Murphy, and New Line Pictures’ popular urban-action drama Set It Off, helmed by F. Gary Gray, co-starring Queen Latifah and Vivica A. Fox.
After making her film debut in 1993 in Menace II Society, directed by Allen and Albert Hughes, she went on to star in The Inkwell opposite Larenz Tate and Jason’s Lyric with Allen Payne. She drew widespread praise for her first comedic performance in Keenen Ivory Wayans’ A Low Down Dirty Shame, and turned in a standout performance in Demon Night, director Ernest Dickerson’s big screen adaptation of the popular HBO series Tales From the Crypt.
A native of Maryland, Smith studied dance and acting at the Baltimore School of Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her big break came when she landed a role on the long-running NBC series A Different World.
Off screen, Smith is busy with her production company, 100% WOMON. She is producing a project entitled The Coldest Winter Ever with Sista Souljah and James Lassiter, as well as co-executively producing a new television sitcom with her husband for the UPN network entitled All of Us, which is based on their real life family. Her new book is entitled Girls Hold Up This World.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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