Will Smith was born on 25 September, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In the 1980s Will Smith was better known as the rapper The Fresh Prince.
In 1990 he starred in the television sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, which brought him to a much wider audience.
Smith has appeared in several extremely successful action blockbuster movies, starting with Michael Bay's Bad Boys.
In 1996 Smith starred in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day, which became the second highest grossing film in history.
Smith's next blockbuster was Men In Black, which was released in 1997 and found similar success. He went on to make two more films in the franchise, Men In Black 2 and Men In Black 3, starring alongside Tommy Lee Jones.
Will Smith has built a career mixing dramatic roles in films such as The Pursuit Of Happyness and Seven Pounds with more action-centric roles in films such as I, Robot, I Am Legend and Hancock.
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