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Jaden Smith
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Smith at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009
BornJaden Christopher Syre Smith

(1998-07-08) July 8, 1998 (age 15)


Malibu, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, rapper, dancer
Years active2002–present
ParentsWill Smith


Jada Pinkett Smith
RelativesWillow Smith (sister)
Musical career
LabelsColumbia Records
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey Smith.

His breakthrough movie role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, with his father. He has also appeared in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid, as well as the 2013 film After Earth - also with his father.

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    Early life

    Smith was born July 8, 1998 in Malibu, California, the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He has an older half-brother, Trey Smith (born 1992), and a younger sister, Willow Smith (born 2000).

    Smith and his siblings are youth ambassadors for Project Zambia, which provides assistance in conjunction with Hasbro for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.

    Career

    Smith made his major role debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Chris Gardner, Will Smith's character. For his role, Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. At the 79th Academy Awards, Smith presented the award for the Best Animated Short and the Best Live Action Short, along with acting nominee Abigail Breslin. Smith next appeared as Jacob in the 2008 Scott Derrickson science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the 1951 classic of the same name.

    In 2010, along with Jackie Chan, Smith starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 film. In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden starred together, playing father and son, in After Earth. In 2014, it was announced that, Smith will return for the sequel Karate Kid 2 with Jackie Chan. The movie will be directed by Breck Eisner, produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith and written by Zak Penn. The movie will be released in 2015.

    Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never." On October 1, 2012, Jaden released his first mixtape, The Cool Cafe.

    Smith started his own clothing/lifestyle brand called MSFTSrep. The clothes range from hoodies and T-shirts to trousers and vests. In May 2013 Smith collaborated with a Korean designer, Choi Bum Suk, to create a pop-up store in which customers can buy clothes with their collaborated logos.

    In April 2014, Smith was cast in the film The Good Lord Bird, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. Smith plays Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in Kansas Territory in 1857 who encounters abolitionist John Brown.

    Personal life

    Smith was in a relationship with Stella Hudgens, the younger sister of actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, and she is reportedly mentioned in his song "Starry Room".

    Smith's father, Will revealed that his son sought an emancipation ruling, with the consent of his parents, as a fifteenth-birthday present. Will revealed to the media that Smith's primary motivation is the establishment of his own residence and also explained that his children are not subject to strict parenting conduct: "We generally don't believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life." However, Smith and his father appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15, 2013 and confirmed that the matter was not a serious consideration. Smith explained the matter thus:


    I'm not going anywhere. The thing that people don't get is everything at his house—is free. So I can get anything and everything that I want at his house. So I think, I'ma be there for 20, 30 more years. But he says, as soon as I have a movie that's bigger than one of his movies, then I have to get my own house.


    A November 2013 media report indicated that Smith was dating reality television personality and model Kylie Jenner. Jenner wrote in social media in July 2013, "Although we can't remember exactly when we met, I couldn't be more grateful that we did."

    Discography

    Mixtapes

    TitleDetails
    The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1
    • Release date: October 1, 2012
    • Self-released

    Singles

    YearTitleAlbum
    2012"Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)"The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1
    "The Coolest"
    "Find You Somewhere" (featuring AcE & Willow Smith)
    2013"Hello"

    Non-album singles

    YearTitleAlbum
    2012"Flame (Just Cuz)"Non-album songs
    "Give It to Em"
    "Gonzoes"
    "Starry Room"
    "Shakespeare"
    "Love Me Like You Do" (Remix) (with Justin Bieber)
    "Higher Up" (featuring Kid Cudi)
    2013"Kite" (featuring Willow Smith)
    "MSFTS Anthem 2"

    Featured singles



    List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
    TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
    CAN
    AUS
    AUT
    FRA
    GER
    IRE
    NZ
    SWI
    UK
    US
    "Never Say Never"

    (Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith)
    201111173193222038348
    • AUS: Platinum
    • NZ: Gold
    • US: Platinum
    Never Say Never: The Remixes
    "5"

    (Willow Smith featuring Jaden Smith)
    2014Non-Album Song
    "—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart.

    Other appearances



    List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
    TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
    "Never Say Never (Acoustic Version)"2010Justin BieberMy Worlds Acoustic
    My Worlds: The Collection
    "Thinkin Bout You"2011Non-album songs
    "Happy New Year"2012
    "Fairytale"Believe
    "The Worst" (Remix)2013Jhené AikoNon-album song

    Music videos

    YearTitleDirector
    2010"Never Say Never"Honey
    2012"Give It to Em"Mike Vargas
    "Gonzoes"Moises Arias
    "Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)"Mike Vargas
    "The Coolest"
    "Find You Somewhere"Jada
    2013"Hello"Moises Arias
    "Shakespeare"

    Filmography

    Film
    YearTitleRoleNotes


    2002
    Men in Black IICameo


    2006
    The Pursuit of HappynessChristopher Gardner, Jr.Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry


    MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance


    PFCS Award for Best Performance by Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Male


    Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male


    Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture


    Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance


    Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award: Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor


    2008
    The Day the Earth Stood StillJacob Benson, Jr.Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor


    2010
    The Karate KidDre ParkerBET Award for YoungStars Award


    Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor


    Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star - Male


    Nominated—Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor


    Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star


    Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture


    Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Actor


    Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Song


    Nominated—Empire Award for Best Newcomer


    2011
    Justin Bieber: Never Say NeverHimself


    2013
    After EarthKitai RaigeWon - 34th Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actor


    Won - 34th Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Screen Combo (with Will Smith)
    Television
    YearTitleRoleNotes


    2003–2004
    All of UsReggie6 episodes


    2008
    The Suite Life of Zack & CodyTravisEpisode: "Romancing the Phone"
    Music Videos
    YearArtistSingleNotes


    2008
    Alicia Keys"Superwoman"Cameo role


    2010
    Willow Smith"Whip My Hair"Background dancer


    2013
    Melodic chaotic"#SUMMERFLING"Cameo role

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