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Jaden Smith

Birthday
08 Jul 1998 (Age 20)

Jaden Smith Biography

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, is an American child actor, rapper, songwriter, dancer, and the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, and he has also starred in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid.

Career

Smith made his film debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Will Smith's character, Chris Gardner. For his role, Smith won the award for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.

Smith next appeared as Jacob in the 2008 Keanu Reeves science-fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the 1951 classic of the same name.

In 2010, along with Jackie Chan, Smith starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 film. Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never".

Personal Life

Smith was born in Malibu, California. He is the older brother of actress Willow Smith and the half-brother of Trey Smith. Smith is of African-American, West Indian, Creole, and Portuguese Jewish ancestry. Along with his younger sister, he was homeschooled, and also attended the New Village Leadership Academy, which was co-founded by his parents in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, Calif.

Jaden was named after his mother Jada, with a similar name. Smith, 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. Smith also practices Wushu, a Chinese martial arts form.
 

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