Will Smith’s birth name is Willard Christopher Smith Jr. He also went by the nicknames “Fresh Prince” and “Mr. July”.
He is known for dropping the line “Aw, hell no!” in every film that he possibly can. It is his catchphrase
Will Smith is married to Jada Pinkett Smith. He met her when she auditioned for the television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. They are a well-respected Hollywood couple.
He played the role of Captain Steven Hiller in “Independence Day”. He claims to have based the part on Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the character Han Solo.
As a rapper Will Smith won a Grammy Award for the popular song “Summertime”.
In 1998 Will Smith was selected by People Magazine for their “50 Most Beautiful People” list.
In 1993 he was the host of the Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Youth. He did this for Bill Clinton.
In 1999 Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in “The Matrix”. He instead took part in the film “Wild Wild West” which was a huge flop at the box office.
In the history of the Academy Awards Will Smith was the first “rapper” to receive a nomination.
At age 13 Will Smith was already 6’ 2” tall. This is also his adult height.