JADA PINKETT SMITH
Jada Pinkett Smith recently made her feature directing debut with the film THE HUMAN CONTRACT, which she also wrote. The multi-talented entertainer and best-selling author fronts a hard rock band, Wicked Wisdom, which toured in 2006 as part of Ozzfest. Pinkett Smith heads her own production company, 100% Womon, and was executive producer of the films THE SEAT FILLER and RIDE OR DIE, as well as the television series "All of Us."
Born in Maryland, she studied dance and acting at the Baltimore School of the Arts as well as the North Carolina School of the Arts before making her professional debut on the "Cosby Show" spin-off, "A Different World." She went on to appear in the films MENACE II SOCIETY, JASON'S LYRIC, THE INKWELL and A LOWDOWN DIRTY SHAME before making her big breakthrough with the one-two punch of the hit comedy THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (with Eddie Murphy) and the edgy drama SET IT OFF (with Queen Latifah) a few months later.
Pinkett Smith went on to star in such films as SCREAM 2, WOO, BAMBOOZLED, KINGDOM COME, ALI, THE MATRIX RELOADED, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, COLLATERAL and REIGN OVER ME, as well as recorded characters for the animated features PRINCESS MONONOKE, MADAGASCAR and MADAGASCAR: THE CRATE ESCAPE. She is married to actor Will Smith, with whom she develops and produces films, television series and new media projects.