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Jada Koren Pinkett–Smith is an American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor . She starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society and Set It Off . She has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

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Pinkett Smith at the 2014 New York PaleyFest for Gotham.
Born Jada Koren Pinkett
(1971-09-18) September 18, 1971 (age 45)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Malibu, California
Other names Jada Koren (with Wicked Wisdom)
Alma mater Baltimore School for the Arts
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, businesswoman
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Will Smith (m. 1997)
Children 2
Website jadapinkettsmith.com

Jada Koren Pinkett–Smith (/ˌdə ˌpɪŋkt ˈsmɪθ/; née Pinkett; born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996). She starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996). She has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create the metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter. Smith also created a production company, in addition to authoring a book, published in 2004.

In 1997, she married actor Will Smith. They have two children, Jaden and Willow.

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