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 and more rocked a buzzcut for so many reasons.
For a lot of women, their hair is their crowning glory, but for others it’s nothing more than society-dictated bonds that sap women of their money, their energy and their confidence. Fear instils many who attend hairdressers; the dread that one may leave with a much shorter do than they had intended. After all, long hair is so often seen as traditionally beautiful. Losing it can feel like losing one’s beauty.
Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at Cannes Film Festival 2012 / Photo credit: ABACA/PA Images
It’s no wonder that so many modern women have opted to brave the shave instead, reclaiming their identities along the way and discovering an easier way of living, while simultaneously discovering that their hair was never the determining factor in their beauty.
The pop-punk revival is here, and it's all Travis Barker's fault.
There was a time we thought that pop-punk was a relic of the 2000s never to be heard again - at least, not in anything that wasn't a "guilty pleasure" capacity. But it seems that, somehow, it's back in vogue and if there's one person we need to thank for it it's Travis Barker.
Travis Barker at Outside Lands Festival 2019 / Photo credit: Imagespace/Zuma Press/PA Images
The Blink-182 drummer has teamed up with numerous hip hop and mainstream pop acts over the last decade, but rather than his sound taking a more commercial turn, in the last couple of years it's been his collaborators that have adopted the music style that Blink-182 helped shape.
Continue reading: Travis Barker: The Man Who's Bringing Pop-punk Into The 2020s
She walked in on her parents when she was a little girl.
One can't help but have an enormous amount of respect for the Smith family. The way Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith treat their kids as equals is a beautiful thing, and that's why Jada, her mom and daughter Willow Smith joined together for a very public conversation about sex.
Willow Smith at March For Our Lives
As part of her 'Red Table Talk' Facebook series, Jada wanted to discuss all things sex-related with 17-year-old Willow and her own mom Adrienne. That's when she found out that Willow's first experience of sex was accidentally seeing her parents at it while on vacation in Aspen, much to Jada's surprise as she had no idea about the whole thing.
Continue reading: Willow Smith Confesses She Saw Her Mom And Dad Having Sex
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
Jada Pinkett Smith doesn't want her to marry young like she did.
It only seems like yesterday that Willow Smith was a cute little girl taking on the world and whipping her hair back and forth, but she's 16-years-old now - which means she's turning 18 next year. That means that Jada Pinkett Smith has her work cut out when it comes to parenting this fierce, indepedent young woman.
Willow Smith at LAX
But that's exactly what Jada wants for Willow. She wants her to be as independent as her - though she does have one rule, and that's that she can't marry young like Jada did. The 45-year-old was just 25 when she and Will Smith wed, but now she thinks that was far too young.
Continue reading: Don't Marry Young: Mom's One Rule For Willow Smith
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
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith arriving at the 26th Annual Environmental Media Awards (EMA's) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd October 2016
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'.
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.
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.
The designer announced the news on Instagram Thursday, writing "Beauty, style and talent know no age.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s 14 year old daughter Willow Smith is the latest name to be unveiled as featuring in Marc Jacob’s Fall 2015 campaign. The announcement comes a week after pop star Cher was named as fronting the campaign at the age of 69.
At 14, Willow Smith is the latest Marc Jacobs model.
Announcing the news on Instagram designer Jacobs wrote, “Ever since our first Juergen Teller ad in 1998 which featured Kim Gordon on stage wearing my dress, I have always preferred collaborating with the people who inspire me to give new life to the clothes we show on our runway.”
Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett 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
Jaden Smith, Justin Bieber and Willow Smith - Jaden Smith and Willow Smith Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Premiere of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Tuesday 8th February 2011
Willow Smith Tuesday 19th October 2010 Willow Smith takes her dog for a walk in Manhattan New York City, USA
Date of birth
31st October, 2000