Willard C Smith III
Archbishop Carroll High School
Overbrook High School
Portrayed Deadshot in the DC super-villain movie "Suicide Squad."
Starred in the drama "Collateral Beauty."
Played Dr. Bennet Omalu in the football themed true-life drama "Concussion."
Reprised his role of Agent J in "Men in Black III," re-teaming with director Barry Sonnenfeld and co-star Tommy Lee Jones.
Co-starred with Charlize Theron in the superhero-themed "Hancock."
Played a suicidal IRS agent trying to help seven strangers in the drama "Seven Pounds."
Was nominated for the 2008 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Star.
Played 'the last man on Earth' in the film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel "I Am Legend."
Produced and co-starred with real life son Jaden Smith in "Pursuit of Happyness," a true rags-to-riches story based on the life of Chris Gardner, earning Smith Golden Globe, SAG, and Oscar nominations.
Starred opposite Eva Mendes in the romantic comedy "Hitch."
Executive produced and starred in the big-screen version of sci-fi author Isaac Asimov's I, Robot.
Guest starred on an episode of the UPN comedy "All Of Us," which he also executive produced.
Voiced the character of Oscar in the animated feature "Shark Tale."
Reteamed with Martin Lawrence for "Bad Boys 2."
Reteamed with Tommy Lee Jones for "Men in Black II."
Portrayed boxer Muhammad Ali in the Michael Mann-directed biopic "Ali" in which Jon Voight appeared as sportscaster Howard Cosell, earning a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
Played a mysterious golf caddy in the period drama "The Legend of Bagger Vance," co-starring Matt Damon and directed by Robert Redford.
Reteamed with Sonnenfeld to portray James West in the big screen version of "Wild Wild West."
Played a labor lawyer targeted by government agents in the thriller "Enemy of the State," marking his first screen appearance opposite Jon Voight.
With childhood friend James Lassiter, formed Overbrook Entertainment, which soon landed a production deal at Universal.
Teamed with Tommy Lee Jones in the comedy "Men in Black," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Released his debut solo album Big Willie Style.
Starred as a fighter pilot battling aliens in the blockbuster "Independence Day."
Cemented his status as a big-budget Hollywood star in "Bad Boys."
Appeared in his breakthrough dramatic feature lead role in "Six Degrees of Separation," playing a con man who ingratiates himself with NYC society by claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son.
Landed his first significant role in a feature film in "Where the Day Takes You."
With DJ Jazzy Jeff, released rap classic "Summertime."
Starred on hit comedy series "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air."
Released the double album He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper with DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Produced and performed song "Jazzy's in the House" for feature "License to Drive."
Appeared in his first film, a bit part as a pollster in "The Imagemaker."
Released his first single with Townes, "Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble" as the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
Began collaborating on rap music with musician Jeffrey Townes (aka 'DJ Jazzy Jeff').
Was raised in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.
Began rapping at age 12.
Was nicknamed "The Prince" by a teacher at Overbrook High School because of his regal attitude and ability to talk his way out of difficult situations. "Fresh" was adopted later from street lingo meaning "cool."
Is an avid golfer.
Was caught slapping a Ukrainian reporter at the Moscow premiere of "Men in Black III," who attempted to kiss him on the lips.
Hosted the Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Youth as part of the 1993 Inaugural Gala for President Clinton.
"My father made me a soldier, and my mother gave me the strength to be one." - from Rolling Stone, Dec. 10, 1998
When asked if he has aspirations to direct: "I don't think so. Actors can be a real pain. The directors I've worked with are all people who are completely open to suggestion. I haven't worked with anyone yet who rejects input. So it's not like there's been a wonderful idea I've had that I would've done differently if I'd been directing." – from the Daily News, Nov. 29, 1998
On playing Muhammad Ali: "It represents the most complete performance I've ever been given the opportunity to display. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, there are so many different aspects and so many ups and downs. It took more of what I possess as a performer and a person to create this interpretation of Muhammad Ali." – Smith quoted by Stephen Schaefer in Boston Herald, Dec. 23, 2001
"I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working. While the other guy's eatin'? I'm working. While the other guy's making love, I mean, I'm making love, too. But I'm working really hard at it." - from www.cbsnews.com, June 26, 2008