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Will Smith shares throwback photo for Jada Pinkett's birthday

Will Smith shares throwback photo for Jada Pinkett's birthday

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Will Smith took to Facebook Friday to commemorate his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's birthday with a throwback photo of the two and a sweet message.
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Amber Heard joins cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Amber Heard joins cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Amber Heard will star alongside Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello in "Magic Mike XXL."
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Jada Pinkett Smith stands up for allegedly raped teen on Facebook

Jada Pinkett Smith stands up for allegedly raped teen on Facebook

HOUSTON, July 14 (UPI) --Jada Pinkett Smith stood up for an alleged rape victim Friday, writing on her Facebook page that "this could be you, or me, or any woman or girl that we know."
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New 'Gotham' trailer stars the 'most dangerous villains around'

New 'Gotham' trailer stars the 'most dangerous villains around'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --A new trailer for "Gotham" introduces villains Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova).
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Child Protective Services clears Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith after photo controversy

Child Protective Services clears Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith after photo controversy

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) --Child services has reportedly cleared Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in an investigation into a controversial Instagram photo of their 13-year-old daughter Willow Smith.
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith photographed sharing a moment in Hawaii

Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith photographed sharing a moment in Hawaii

HONOLULU, June 10 (UPI) --Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith were photographed all over each other at a beach in Hawaii over the weekend.
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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith under CPS investigation for Willow's 'inappropriate' photo

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith under CPS investigation for Willow's 'inappropriate' photo

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) --Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are reportedly under investigation by Child Protective Services after a picture of their daughter caused a controversy online.
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Jada Pinkett Smith says 'there's nothing sexual' about daughter Willow's controversial photo

Jada Pinkett Smith says 'there's nothing sexual' about daughter Willow's controversial photo

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the photo of her 13-year-old daughter Willow Smith in bed with actor Moises Arias, 20, while talking to paparazzi Wednesday.
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'Gotham' trailer: Fox picks up 'Batman' prequel starring Ben McKenzie

'Gotham' trailer: Fox picks up 'Batman' prequel starring Ben McKenzie

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Ben McKenzie plays a young James Gordon in a "Batman" prequel from Fox.
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See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Watch the trailer for Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis' modern adaptation of "Annie."
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Fox casts two young stars as Bruce Wayne and Catwoman in 'Gotham'

Fox casts two young stars as Bruce Wayne and Catwoman in 'Gotham'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Fox adds young actors David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova to their "Gotham" cast.
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Jada Pinkett Smith hopes to fit in Oscars dress after weight gain

Jada Pinkett Smith hopes to fit in Oscars dress after weight gain

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith may keep the 8 to 10 pounds she reportedly gained, but the 42-year-old star is worried she might not fit into her Oscars dress.
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Jada Pinkett Smith cast in 'Gotham'

Jada Pinkett Smith cast in 'Gotham'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith has signed on to play Fish Mooney, an original character in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel, 'Gotham.'
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Will Smith on James Avery: 'Every young man needs an Uncle Phil'

Will Smith on James Avery: 'Every young man needs an Uncle Phil'

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's" James Avery died December 31 from complications following heart surgery.
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Uncle Phil: 'Fresh Prince' costars pay tribute to James Avery

Uncle Phil: 'Fresh Prince' costars pay tribute to James Avery

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tyra Banks and others pay tribute to the late James Avery.
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American actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the premiere of "Madagascar - Escape 2 Africa" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on November 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, producer, director, author, 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 and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2005, when she helped create the Heavy metal/rock band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter. Smith also created a production company and a makeover line, as well as authoring a book, published in 2000.

In 1997, she married rapper and actor Will Smith; they have two children, Jaden and Willow. Pinkett Smith is the stepmother to Smith's son from a previous marriage, Willard "Trey" Smith III. Together, the couple have founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity organization which focuses on urban inner city youth and family support. The foundation has worked with non-profit organizations, such as YouthBuild and the Lupus Foundation of America.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jada Pinkett Smith."
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