Jaden Smith was born on July 8, 1998, in Malibu, California. His parents are actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and his younger sister is singer Willow Smith.
Smith made his feature film debut alongside his father in 2006’s The Pursuit of Happiness. After that, he appeared in remakes of The Karate Kid and The Day the Earth Stood Still before reuniting with his father in After Earth. Smith later became interested in music, releasing his debut studio album, Syre, in 2017.
Smith has a stellar acting resume. Will Smith, his father, is one of the world’s most successful and popular actors, having appeared in films such as Independence Day, Men in Black, and Ali.
His mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, is a prominent actress who has appeared in films such as The Nutty Professor, The Matrix trilogy, and Girls Trip. Despite their popularity, Smith’s parents tried to provide him with a regular childhood.
Smith moved out on his own in 2008 to make his first appearances in projects that did not include his parents. In April of that year, he appeared as a guest star in an episode of the hit Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.
Following that, he co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in a version of the classic science fiction thriller The Day the Earth Stood Still, for which he received a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.