Who is jada Pinkett Smith and what is her net worth 2018? Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress. The multi-talented Jada is also a singer, a dancer, a songwriter with a sparkling career as a businesswoman. Her first acting career was a guest appearance in the short lived sitcom True Colors in 1990. She’s best known for her role opposite Eddie Murphy in the famous 1996 film The Nutty Professor. She has also done more than twenty films covering different genre.
She starred in the 1993 sitcom A Different World. The pocketsize powerhouse actress stands merely five feet tall. She received a lot of attention for her role in Low Down Dirty Shame in 1994. The versatile actress has done comic roles as well as serious role in her career. She hasn’t even bothered to hesitate as she went on to play a negative character in the TV show Gotham. Jada Pinkett smith has earned her net worth by her multiple careers.
Jada Pinkett Smith was born as Jada Koren Pinkett on September 18, 1971 to Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse and Robsol Pinkett Jr. a construction business owner in Bultimore, Maryland. Pinkett-Smith has African American and Jamaican-Portuguese descent. She has a younger brother named Caleeb who is also a actor and also works as screenwriter. She was named after grandmother’s favourite Soap-opera actress Jada Rowland. Adrienne Banfield-Jones became pregnant with Jada while she was still in High School.
She and Robsol did get married but they got divorced after spending a few months. She raised Jada with the help of her mother Marion Martin Banfield, a social worker. It was her grandmother Marion who noticed her granddaughter’s love for singing and dancing and enrolled her in a performing arts school where she took several classes including Piano, Tap dance and Ballet.
Jada is very close to her mother. She describes her relationship with her mother as honest and fulfilling. Her admiration for her grandmother is noticeable as she praised her grandmother as a person who wants to create a better community.
She attended the Baltimore School of The Arts with the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Their friendship lasted till his tragic death. In BSA, she majored in Dance and Theatre and graduated in 1989. She then attended the North Carolina School of Arts before fully investing her time in acting.
She met her future husband actor Will Smith in 1994 in Smith’s television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when she auditioned for the role of the girlfriend of Smith’s Character. They began dating in 1995 and got married in 1997. Jada and Will are the parent of two children, actor Jaden Smith and singer Willow Smith. She’s also a stepmother to Trey, Will’s son from his previous marriage.
Her acting career started in 1990 with a cameo in an episode of True Colors. She did many guest roles in many shows like Doogie Howser M.D and 21 Jump Street. After that in 1991, she earned a role in the Bill Cosby show named The Different World. After a role in the 1994 movie Demon Knight, Pinkett earned a lead role in the 1996 Eddie Murphy movie, The Nutty Professor. After that she starred in the 1996 movie Set it Off. She gained immense praise for her role with a review noted her as the only actor to watch in the movie. In 1997 Pinkett did a cameo in the superhit movie Scream 2.
She is best known for her role as Nibel in the film The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The character was written specifically for Pinkett. In 2008 Pinkett-Smith portrayed a character named Alex Fisher, a lesbian author in the movie The Woman.
She made her directorial debut in The Human Contract. She was also the writer of the movie. In 2009, she started starring on the TNT medical drama Hawthorn. In 2014 Pinkett-Smith starred the DC series Gotham as the Gotham City baddie Fish Mooney.
Pinkett-Smith has a stage name, Jada Koren. Under this name, she formed a metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. The band is managed by Overbrook Entertainment which is co-founded by Pinkett-Smith’s husband Will Smith.
Pinkett-Smith has written a children’s book named Girls Hold Up in 2004 mainly for her daughter Willow and all the girls of her age.
Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth
Jada Pinkett-Smith has a net worth of 23 million. She and Will stays in a 27000 square feet home which costs approximate $7500000. She owns a music company named 100% Woman Production. She opened her own clothing level Maja in 1994. In 2005, Pinkett-Smith invested a huge amount in Carol’s Daughter, a line of beauty products. She also holds a share in Philadelphia 76ers. In 2012 she earned $15000 from an episode of Hawthorn.
Jada Pinkett-Smith is a charitable person. She and husband Will Smith created the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. This charitable trust works with the youth in urban inner cities. The foundation received the David Angell Humanitarian Award. She has also supported the Lupus Foundation of America and PETA.