Willow Smith (born October 31st, 2000)
Willow Smith (often just referred to as Willow) is an American child actress. Her parents are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. She first acted in the film I Am Legend. Willow has also launched a music career, starting with the release of 'Whip My Hair', released on Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.
Willow Smith: Family Life
As well as being the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, her brothers Trey Smith and Jaden Smith are also child actors. Along with Trey and Jaden, Willow is an ambassador for Project Zambia, which aims to help children that have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
Willow Smith: Acting Career
Willow Smith's acting debut came with her appearance in I Am Legend, released in 2007. The film was a science fiction movie (an adaptation of the novel by Richard Matheson) directed by Francis Lawrence and starring her father, Will Smith. The film was a global success and grossed over $585 million across the globe. I Am Legend also featured Emma Thompson and Alice Braga.
The next film that Willow Smith appeared in was Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, which also starred Julia Ormond, Chris O'Donnell and Abigail Breslin. Julia Roberts was one of the executive producers of the movie. The same year (2008), Willow Smith also voiced the character of Baby Gloria in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Then, in 2009's Merry Madagascar, she voiced the character of Abby.
Willow Smith also guest-starred in True Jackson, VP, playing the role of Young True, alongside Keke Palmer and Ashley Argota.
Willow Smith: Music Career
In 2010, Willow Smith's debut single, 'Whip My Hair', was released on Jay Z's Roc Nation label, which is also home to Jay Electronica, Alexis Jordan, Rihanna and The Ting Tings. The track received a great deal of airplay on mainstream radio, both in the UK and the US. Jimmy Fallon performed a cover of the song on his show in the US, whilst pretending to be Neil Young and joined by Bruce Springsteen onstage. The video of the performance became a viral hit on the internet.
Willow Smith - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 'Black Girls Rock!' 2015 event which was held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in New York, New Jersey, United States - Saturday 28th March 2015
The children of of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith covered an array of bizarre topics, including only liking their own music, ordinary school and practising meditation in a recent joint interview.
Jaden and Willow Smith, the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, have a big task in following their parent's footsteps, but the two siblings, who seem very self-assured, are proving to be quite the entertaining duo.
Jaden and Willow covered a range of bizarre topics in a recent interview
Jaden and Willow, who both sing and act, recently took part in a joint interview with New York Times, covering an array of bizarre topics, including only liking their own music, ordinary school and practising meditation.
Jada Smith spoke to photographers on Wednesday (7th May) about the controversial photograph of her daughter Willow and Moises Arias.
Jada Smith has reacted to a photograph her daughter Willow, aged 13, took whilst on a bed with a 20-year-old actor. The image was posted on actor Moises Arias’ Instagram account and showed Willow lying fully clothed on a bed whilst a shirtless Moises held a pillow behind his head whilst leaning on a wall. The picture has since been deleted due to the comments the image provoked on Twitter.
Willow Smith caused a minor scandal last week when Moises Arias posted a picture of the two on a bed.
Jada spoke to photographers awaiting her arrival at LAX. As TMZ reports, Jada said she was furious with the response from the press which has implied there was a sexual element to the picture. She said “There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you’re acting like covert paedophiles, and that’s not cool.”
Jada Pinkett-Smith thinks the people criticizing her daughter should take a look at themselves first.
While the internet is still in a twist about Willow Smith’s recent photo with a 20-year-old actor – he’s shirtless, they’re both lounging on a bed, so naturally, the controversy rages on – Jada Pinkett-Smith just doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. TMZ recently caught up with 13-year-old Willow Smith’s mother, and she had something to say about anyone suggesting that the picture was sexual.
Jada remained calm and remarkably eloquent during the unexpected barage of questions.
“There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” Jada said in her most calm and collected tone to TMZ’s cameras at LAX. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it and you’re acting like covert pedophiles.”
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Willow Smith's bed picture with Moises Arias has sparked an internet debate that doesn't seem to be dying down any time soon.
A picture of Will Smith’s 13 year old daughter Willow on a bed with 20 year old ‘Hannah Montana’ actor Moises Arias has sparked controversy throughout the internet for a variety of reasons. Some are branding the picture thoroughly inappropriate and calling Will and his wife Jada’s parenting into question. Others think we all need to relax, after all there’s nothing actually ‘going on’ in the picture. Inappropriate or innocent, how has one picture managed to create so many thousands of words?
The picture in question, which was posted to Instagram by Moises Arias and subsequently deleted, is a black and white shot which shows the pair laying on a bed. Arias is shirtless, sitting up with his back against the wall, whist Willow is laying further down on the bed, fully clothed with her head resting on her arms. It looks like the kind of ‘arty’ picture that might feature in any magazine editorial or fashion advert. What makes it problematic is that Willow is just 13 whilst Arias is 20.
Continue reading: The Willow Smith Picture Debate: Inappropriate or Innocent?