Willard Christopher "Will" Smith, Jr.
is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter who has enjoyed success in television, film, and music and achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince
. He is best known for his television role as a fictionalized version of himself
on the NBC
sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
and has ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films, including Bad Boys
and its sequel
, Independence Day
, the Men in Black
film franchise, Enemy of the State
, I, Robot
, The Pursuit of Happyness
, I Am Legend
, Seven Pounds
, and After Earth
. He received Academy Award for Best Actor
nominations for his roles in Ali
and The Pursuit of Happyness
He appeared in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration and the Miramax Films film Jersey Girl. He is also Jada Pinkett Smith's husband. He is currently portraying as the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin. He was mentioned in the Jonas L.A. episode Wrong Song.
- Smith was originally in talks for the role of Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, but at the end, Chris Evans was cast instead.