Number 44: Jada Pinkett Smith

Why you know her: Fans of the Bill Cosby spinoff show will remember her as Lena James on "A Different World," but she's also known for the voice of Gloria on "Madagascar," Niobe on "The Matrix Revolution" and her TV show "Hawthorne"<br>
Why we love her: She's married to rapper/actor Will Smith but has a love for rock with her band Wicked Wisdom. She can act, dance and is the free-spirited mother of child actors Willow and Jaden Smith.

( Kris Connor, Getty Images )

Why you know her: Fans of the Bill Cosby spinoff show will remember her as Lena James on "A Different World," but she's also known for the voice of Gloria on "Madagascar," Niobe on "The Matrix Revolution" and her TV show "Hawthorne"
Why we love her: She's married to rapper/actor Will Smith but has a love for rock with her band Wicked Wisdom. She can act, dance and is the free-spirited mother of child actors Willow and Jaden Smith.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
CTnow is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on ctnow.com articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.