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Jaden Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith with their children Jaden and Willow at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009
Born Jaden Christopher Syre Smith
July 8, 1998 (1998-07-08) (age 11)
Malibu, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Dancer
Years active 2003–present

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor and dancer who is the son of actor/rapper Will Smith and actress/singer Jada Pinkett Smith.



Smith made his film debut in the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Will Smith's character, Chris Gardner.[1] At the 79th Academy Awards, Jaden presented the awards for the Best Animated Short and the Best Live Action Short with acting nominee Abigail Breslin. Smith won the award for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Jaden can be seen in Alicia Keys' video for the single 'Superwoman', along with his mother.

Smith appeared in the 2008 Keanu Reeves remake of the 1951 classc sci-fi movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still[1], starring as Jacob.

In 2008 it was announced that Will Smith had arranged for his son to play the Karate Kid in the remake of the 1984 film[2], his father Will Smith is expected to produce the film.[3] His mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, was to appear as his on-screen mother in the film, but that role went to Taraji P. Henson.

He along with his sister, Willow, are youth ambassadors for Project Zambia in conjunction with the Hasbro corporation-which helps children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.[4]

Personal life

He is the brother of Willow Smith and half-brother of Trey Smith. Jaden, along with his younger sister Willow, are homeschooled.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Christopher
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Jacob Benson
2010 The Karate Kid Dre Parker Post-Production
Year Title Role Notes
2003-2004 All of Us Reggie
2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Travis Episode: "Romancing the Phone"

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