Jade Pinkett Smith began her career as an actress in 1990. Jade is a business woman, actress and singer-songwriter. Jade was born in Baltimore Maryland. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, and enrolled in piano, tap dance, and ballet lessons.
During the time that she attended the Baltimore School for the Arts she met Tupac Shakur they became lifelong friends and classmate. Jada graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts in 1989.
Jade continue her education in North Carolina School of the Arts, later she move to Los Angeles, California and quickly found success in show business pursuing her acting careers.
Jada received quest roles in television shows such as a Different World as Lena James a college freshman. Jade acted with Wayans in the comedy film A Low Down Dirty Shame.
My favorite movie that Jada play in was the Nutty Professor with actor and comedian Eddie Murphy. In January 2009 she works on TNT medical drama Hawthorne. I love her role as a nurse, she was a single mother trying to balance her career and mold her teenager’s daughter into a strong woman.
Jada Pinkett met her soul-mate Will Smith on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, she audition for the role, however it was given to Nia Long, Jada was too short for the role. In 1995 Pinkett started dating Will Smith. On December 31, 1997 Jada and Will had a private wedding at the Cloisters near her hometown of Baltimore Maryland.
Balancing a career and her marriage, Jada received many awards. In 1997 she was nominated for the Image Award for outstanding actress in the movie Set It Off. In 1998 she received an award for the horror movie Scream 2. In 2001 she received the image award for Bamboozied.
I watch Jada Pinkett Smith grow into a beautiful woman, she has demonstrated positive image for young black girls. She believes in her dreams and her parents supported her. Jada is a proud parent of two children Jaden and Willow and a stepmother to Willard Trey Smith III.
Will and Jada try to mode their children to follow your dreams and have self respect. They are not strict parents, both parent agree that the children will find their way in life. Jada and Will founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. This organization focuses on inner-city youth and family support.
I am proud of this outstanding woman who came from Baltimore City, where I live and left to pursue her career. My motto is, if you have a dream stay focus, believe that it can happen, and go for it.