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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…

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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.

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