The actor got his first role in the long-running comedy series.
Debuting all the way back in September 1990, and running for almost six years until May of 1996, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' helped establish Will Smith as a genuine star after bringing the actor into households across America, in one of the most successful comedies of the time.
Will Smith enjoying the red carpet at the UK premiere of new movie 'Bright'
Though it ended over two decades ago, there are still huge fans of the show, and it gets plenty of reruns across the world, allowing Smith's first work to be experienced by all-new audiences as time goes by. Despite that, the actor has admitted that his first job isn't his favourite to look back on.
Continue reading: Will Smith Recalls His "Terrible" 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Acting
The actor confessed it wasn't the most comfortable moment for him.
Will Smith thought skydiving with his children would be a great idea for familial bonding, but he told Ellen DeGeneres that it actually felt extremely wrong at the time. So much so, that he insisted on defying physics and watching them land as well as dive.
Will Smith at the premiere of 'Bright'
The 49-year-old actor was on a bit of a world trip recently completing several bucket list adventures including riding in a hot air balloon in Tanzania and bungee jumping in Victoria Falls in Zambia. He also stopped over in Dubai to go skydiving, though he had done it two times before.
Continue reading: Watching His Kids Skydive Was A Strange Experience For Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith has praised her family for being musically diverse, as each of them - including husband Will Smith and children Jaden and Willow - create something different.
Jada Pinkett Smith has praised her family for being musically diverse.
The 46-year-old actress launched her music career in 2002 when she created metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is the lead singer.
And after marrying actor Will Smith - who has a career as a rapper and has recorded hits such as 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'Boom! Shake The Room' - as well as having musically talented children Jaden, who recently released his debut album 'Syre', and Willow, who found success aged 10 with hit single 'Whip My Hair', Jada couldn't be more proud of her creative family.
Continue reading: Jada Pinkett Smith Praises Musical Family
The sitcom is staying well and truly where he left it - in the 90s.
As much as the world needs a 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' reunion, Will Smith has insisted that there are no plans in the works for the sitcom to return to our screens. As sad as that news is to hear, maybe that's the best thing for everyone.
Will Smith at Cannes Film Festival
We've had the likes of 'Twin Peaks', 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Will and Grace' return to our screens this year, but the one that we're really hoping for doesn't look like it's going to happen after all. 48-year-old Will Smith doesn't want to ruin the legacy with a return more than 20 years after it ended.
Continue reading: Will Smith Says 'Fresh Prince' Reunion Is Never Going To Happen
Will Smith wants to get stuck back into music after performing in Blackpool over the weekend.
Will Smith has ''got the bug'' for performing again.
The 48-year-old actor made his musical comeback at the weekend when he joined his long-time friend and collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff on stage for their new song 'Get Lit' at the Livewire Festival in Blackpool, England, and now he's fallen back in love.
Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', he said: ''Now I got the bug. I was on fire last night. It was the first time being on stage in a while.
Continue reading: Will Smith Has 'bug' For Performing
The actress declared that she and husband Will Smith don't swing
Jada Pinkett Smith has come out to clarify the status of her marriage to Will Smith and denounce rumours that the couple are keen swingers. The Madagascar actress has responded to repeated suggestions her and her Men in Black hubby have an open marriage.
Jada Pinkett Smith hahs been married to Will Smith for 20 years
The 45-year-old has told a radio DJ on a BBC Radio 1Xtra review: "Will and I do not swing.
Continue reading: Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Rumours Of Her Open Marriage
Jaden Smith has teased fans with a preview of a song he has made with his new rock band with sister Willow Smith and girlfriend Odessa Adlon.
Jaden Smith has formed a rock band.
The 18-year-old rapper - who featured on Justin Bieber's 2010 hit 'Never Say Never' - posted a preview of a new song before announcing that his sister Willow Smith, 16, and his girlfriend Odessa Adlon, 18, will also be a part of the group.
The star posted the 45-second clip with the caption: ''This Is A Clip From A Rock Band I'm Starting (sic)''
Continue reading: Jaden Smith Forms Rock Band
It's hard to believe that these half a dozen massive movie names have never prevailed at the Academy Awards.
Awards season is nearly upon us, with the film industry gearing up for its annual round of back-slapping and palm-greasing, as well as honouring the most significant works that Hollywood and beyond has had to offer over the past 12 months.
However, there are a number of box office regulars and well-known faces that have never won the most prestigious prize Hollywood awards – the Best Actor or Actress Oscar. Here are half a dozen big stars who have featured in many hit movies who have, surprisingly, never collected a gong.
Tom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in 2016
Continue reading: Tom Cruise And Five Other Huge Stars Who've Never Won An Oscar
In 'Collateral Beauty', Smith plays a New York advertising executive, struggling to cope with the loss of his young daughter.
Will Smith leads in an impressive ensemble cast in drama Collateral Beauty, which follows a grieving father who sends letters to time, death and love, as a way of trying to cope with his daughter’s death.
But what Smith’s character Howard doesn't expect is that time, death and love will all answer his letters, by visiting him in person, to show that the beauty in life is always there, even in our darkest times.
Will Smith as Howard and Helen Mirren as death, in Collateral Beauty
Continue reading: Will Smith: 'The Magic Of New York At Christmas Gave Collateral Beauty A Perfect Setting'
The celeb offspring have hit out at teens who are only ‘Instagram’ famous.
Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, the teenaged children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have declared they want to ‘utilise social media to elevate the consciousness' of others. The siblings sat down with Pharrell Williams for the latest issue of Interview magazine and explained how they make the best use social media, as opposed to their friends who are just 'Instagram famous'.
Continue reading: Willow Smith Says She And Brother Jaden Use Social Media To "Elevate The Consciousness Of Others"
The 'Superman' actor donned a mask to walk around the convention on Saturday, fooling even ‘Suicide Squad’ star Will Smith.
Superman actor Henry Cavill went undercover at Comic-Con on Saturday (July 23) to surprise Will Smith and fellow Suicide Squad cast members Viola Davis and Scott Eastwood. The Man of Steel star also got away with walking around the convention among fans freely, thanks to a very simple disguise.
Continue reading: Henry Cavill Goes Undercover At Comic-Con To Prank Will Smith
Will Smith - Will Smith at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity - Cannes, France - Tuesday 21st June 2016
The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and a high ranking government official. Wishing to protect the world from deadly threats, Waller formulates a plan to reform (by force) a number of her most special inmates who all possess unique abilities.
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The Hollywood Film Awards fire the starting pistol on awards season in the movie industry.
British star Carey Mulligan was among the winners at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards for her central role as Maud in the new movie Suffragette, a laundry worker who joins the fight for the right for women to vote.
The 30 year old star, who gave birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford just a few months ago, won Best Actress at the 2015 edition of the gongs, which are the first major ceremony in a long run of black-tie events leading up to the Academy Awards on February 28th.
The Hollywood Film Awards winners are announced in advance and are not televised, but prominently features movies not on general release and are a reasonable indicator of what will be on offer during awards season.
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan Wins Best Actress At Hollywood Film Awards 2015 In Good Showing For British Stars
Set for release next year, the new record will be Smith's first in 11 years, and he's also likely to bring DJ Jazzy Jeff on tour with him.
The whole world seems to have been in love with the ‘90s in the recent past, and nostalgia lovers are about to get a new treat. Will Smith is planning to revive his musical career, with a new album and a world tour planned for 2016 alongside his old comrade DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Smith became an international superstar in the late ‘90s with his radio-friendly brand of rap, but has mainly concentrated on his big screen career since his popularity as a musician started to dwindle in the new millennium. However, in a new interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show, the 47 year old says he’s keen to get back out on the road and give the world some new music.
Will Smith is due to reignite his rap career, with a new album and world tour in 2016
Continue reading: Will Smith Planning New Album And World Tour
Willow Smith has landed a modelling contract.
Willow Smith is officially a model! The 14-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has signed a contract with a modelling agency. Smith has signed with The Society Management agency, based in New York.
Willow Smith at the Black Girls Rock! event in New Jersey, March 2015.
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The franchise is being rebooted but Will Smith will not be part of it
The Men in Black are back! But sadly they’ve left one of their top agents behind as Will Smith will not be part of Men in Black 4 when it eventually hits our screens again ready to brainwash memories and make friends with all the life out there that there is.
Will Smith is a man in black no more
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, who produced Men in Black and its two sequels, have confirmed that the Men are getting a reboot and going forward but without Mr Smith.
Continue reading: Men In Black 4 Is Happening But Smith Is No Longer Its Secret Agent
Will Smith honoured Jada Pinkett Smith on her birthday with a touching Facebook message.
Will Smith posted a touching tribute to his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on her 44nd birthday. Smith shared a touching throwback picture on Facebook on Friday (18th September). In the caption, he worked out how many candles he had watched her blow out and how many times he had told her he loved her during the 20 years they had been together.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the L.A. premiere of Focus in February 2015.
Read More: Will Smith Reportedly Producing Reboot Of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
Continue reading: Will Smith Posts Touching Message To Jada Pinkett Smith On Her Birthday
Over the last few months we’ve seen a host of celebrity divorces and rumours of marital discord. In case you’ve missed any, here’s a rundown of the most shocking splits of Summer 2015.
For those living in the Western hemisphere, summer is drawing to a close. Unfortunately, this summer has been filled with news of celebrity divorces and separation rumours concerning some of the most beloved stars on the planet. In case you’ve missed any – let’s face it, there’s been a lot to keep up with – here’s a recap.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split in June.
Read More: Miranda Lambert On Her Divorce From Blake Shelton, Wishes She’d Been “Drinking All Day”.
Continue reading: Summer 2015: A Recap Of The Season Of Celebrity Divorces & Separation Rumours
Now, this is a story all about how… The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading back to our screens!
A reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is in the works. The star of the original series, Will Smith, will be returning to the series but not in a starring role. Instead, the Focus actor will be taking on the role of executive producer.
Will Smith at the L.A. premiere of Focus in February 2015.
Read More: Will Smith Sets Record Straight On Divorce Rumours: ‘Jada And I Are NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!’
Continue reading: Will Smith Reportedly Producing Reboot Of ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have no plans to divorce, Smith confirmed on Facebook on Monday (3rd August).
Will Smith was so fed up with the rumours surrounding the state of his marriage that he took to Facebook to set the record straight. 46-year-old Smith confirmed he and his wife of 18 years, Jada Pinkett Smith, are definitely not divorcing.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Los Angeles premiere of Focus in February 2015.
Read More: Jay-Z And Will Smith Are Teaming Up For HBO Miniseries.
Continue reading: Will Smith Sets Record Straight On Divorce Rumours: ‘Jada And I Are NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!’
Will Smith - Celebrities arrive outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for The late Show with David Letterman - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 20th May 2013
Will Smith and Sister Souljah aka Lisa Williamson - Sister Souljah And Will Smith Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States Saturday 2nd February 2013
Will Smith Monday 5th March 2012 'Men In Black 3' Photocall in Beverly Hills
Will Smith Sunday 19th June 2011 Will Smith shooting on location for MIB III (Men In Black 3) at Battery Park in New York City New York City, USA
Will Smith Tuesday 6th January 2009 German premiere of Seven Pounds (Sieben Leben) at CineStar Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz Berlin, Germany
Will Smith Tuesday 17th June 2008 German premiere of Hancock at CineStar movie theater at Sony Center Potsdamer Platz Berlin, Germany
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Willard Smith III and Willow Smith - Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Willard Smith III and Willow Smith Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles premiere of 'Kit Kittredge: An American Girl' at the Grove Saturday 14th June 2008
Date of birth
25th September, 1968
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