Will Smith, An American Story


From his modest fame as a rapper under the name of The Fresh Prince in the late eighties to his much popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air broadcasted from 1990 to 1996 on NBC and other television channels around the world, Willard Christopher ”Will” Smith, Jr. has always enjoyed success. When the young rapper ultimately launched his movie career, numerous blockbuster films he starred in received worlwide success. In April of 2007, Newsweek magazine called him the most powerful actor on the planet.

A few years before all this started, with a friend as the admissions officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Will Smith’s mother who worked for the school board of Philadelphia thought that it’d be great to send her kid to college. With his pretty high SAT scores and the fact that the MIT admissions office needed black kids, actually it turned out that Will Smith had no intention of going to college. As a young man, he already had a clear idea of what he was set to do.

Raised by his parents Willard and Caroline, Will Smith credits his father’s dedication when discussing his own involvement in the lifes of his three children. With Sheree Zampino he married in 1992, he has a son named Willard Christopher Smith III also known as ”Trey” . Will Smith and Sheree Zampino divorced in 1995. In 1997, Will Smith married Jada Pinkett. From that union, there are two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith born in 1998 and Willow Camille Reign Smith born in 2000.

Selected as one of America’s top ten most fascinating people of the year 2008, Will Smith is currently developing a film entitled The Last Pharaoh. The story is about a Pharaoh of the 25th dynasty of Egypt whose reign can be dated from 690 BC to 664 BC.

In addition to his successful actor, producer, singer and philanthropist career; Will Smith is also best known for his commitment to his family. Whenever there is an opportunity, Will Smith is also known for seizing any opportunity to include his wife (ALI), his son (The pursuit of happiness), his daughter (I am Legend) in the plan.

US President Barack Obama, one day, said that if a movie were to ever be made about his life, he would like to have Will Smith playing his part, but this may not happen until the end of the Obama Presidency.

And on a more serious note; lately according to his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith has his eyes on the Oval Office

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