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Will Smith

Will Smith has had a mostly steady career in music and movies since breaking onto the scene in the 1980s as the Fresh Prince. As a student growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith teamed up with friend Jeff Townes and formed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The group's biggest hit was "Parents Just Don't Understand," which earned them the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Smith went on to star in NBC's "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," which was loosely based on his life. He also met his wife Jada Pinkett through the show. Smith continued in music as a solo artist with the albums "Big Willie Style," "Willennium," "Born to Reign" and "Lost and Found." But Smith's biggest success has been i... Show more »
Will Smith has had a mostly steady career in music and movies since breaking onto the scene in the 1980s as the Fresh Prince. As a student growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith teamed up with friend Jeff Townes and formed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The group's biggest hit was "Parents Just Don't Understand," which earned them the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Smith went on to star in NBC's "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," which was loosely based on his life. He also met his wife Jada Pinkett through the show. Smith continued in music as a solo artist with the albums "Big Willie Style," "Willennium," "Born to Reign" and "Lost and Found." But Smith's biggest success has been in films. With so many summer blockbusters under his belt, including "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," Fourth of July weekend has been nicknamed Big Willie Weekend. Smith shows his range in more dramatic films such as "Six Degrees of Separation," "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness." He has received Oscar nominations for "Ali" and "Happyness." « Show less

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  • 4th of July TV: local, national, 'Dandy'

    4th of July TV: local, national, 'Dandy'
    NBC, PBS and WFTV-Channel 9 have prime-time specials on the Fourth of July.
  • 'Magic Mike' taught Pinkett Smith to be playful with husband

    'Magic Mike' taught Pinkett Smith to be playful with husband
    Jada Pinkett Smith wasn't exactly sure what she was getting into when she signed on for "Magic Mike XXL," but she certainly didn't expect to come out of a movie about male strippers with some new theories on her own marriage. "It really taught me how...

    Summer songs soak up the sunshine

    Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right, for ... listening to your favorite summer songs. Independence Day weekend is just around the corner, which marks the height of the summer season, a...

    It's 'good dog,' not 'good hot dog'

    It's 'good dog,' not 'good hot dog'
    Before we deal with the people of Yulin, China, for their gruesome meat festival, you should know I grew up in my father's butcher shop. I chopped meat and chickens as a lad, making ham salad from sausage ends, boning out beef necks, cutting chop suey,...

    Virginia woman charged with trespassing in Will Smith's home

    Virginia woman charged with trespassing in Will Smith's home
    A 26-year-old Virginia woman has been charged with trespassing after entering actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Calabasas home and refusing to leave, prosecutors said. A housekeeper found Ariel Archer, of Richmond, Va., in the Smiths&...