Jaden Smith

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Jaden Smith
Jaden smith 2009.jpg
Jaden Smith at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009
Born Jaden Christopher Syre Smith
(1998-07-08) July 8, 1998 (age 16)
Malibu, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, rapper, dancer
Years active 2002–present
Parents Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith
Relatives Willow Smith (sister)
Musical career
Labels Columbia Records

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey Smith. His first movie role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, with his father. He has also appeared in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid, as well as the 2013 film After Earth - also with his father.

Early life

Smith was born July 8, 1998 in Malibu, California,[1][2] the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He has an older half-brother, Trey Smith (born 1992),[3] and a younger sister, Willow Smith (born 2000).[4]

Smith and his siblings are youth ambassadors for Project Zambia, which provides assistance in conjunction with Hasbro for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.[5][6]

Career

Smith made his major role debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Chris Gardner, Will Smith's character.[7] For his role, Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. At the 79th Academy Awards, Smith presented the award for the Best Animated Short and the Best Live Action Short, along with acting nominee Abigail Breslin. Smith next appeared as Jacob in the 2008 Scott Derrickson science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still,[7] 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.[8] In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden starred together, playing father and son, in After Earth. In 2014, it was announced that Smith will return for the sequel Karate Kid 2 with Jackie Chan. The movie will be directed by Breck Eisner, produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith and written by Zak Penn. The movie will be released in 2015.[9]

Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never."[10] On October 1, 2012, Jaden released his first mixtape, The Cool Cafe.[11]

Smith started his own clothing/lifestyle brand called MSFTSrep. The clothes range from hoodies and T-shirts to trousers and vests. In May 2013 Smith collaborated with a Korean designer, Choi Bum Suk, to create a pop-up store in which customers can buy clothes with their collaborated logos.[12]

In April 2014, Smith was cast in the film The Good Lord Bird, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. Smith plays Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in Kansas Territory in 1857 who encounters abolitionist John Brown.[13]

Personal life

Smith was in a relationship with Stella Hudgens, the younger sister of actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, and she is reportedly mentioned in his song "Starry Room".[14]

Smith's father, Will revealed that his son sought an emancipation ruling, with the consent of his parents, as a fifteenth-birthday present. Will revealed to the media that Smith's primary motivation is the establishment of his own residence and also explained that his children are not subject to strict parenting conduct: "We generally don't believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life."[15] However, Smith and his father appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15, 2013, and Smith said:

The thing that people don't get is everything at his house is free. So I can get anything and everything at his house, so I'm going to be there for 20, 30 more years. He [Will Smith] says that as soon as I have a movie that's bigger than one of his movies I can get my own house.[16]

A November 2013 media report indicated that Smith was dating reality television personality and model Kylie Jenner. Jenner wrote in social media in July 2013, "Although we can't remember exactly when we met, I couldn't be more grateful that we did."[17]

Discography

Mixtapes

Title Details
The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1[11]
  • Release date: October 1, 2012
  • Self-released
The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 2[18]
  • Release date: TBA
  • Self-released

Singles

Year Title Album
2012 "Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)"[19] The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1
"The Coolest"[20]
"Find You Somewhere" (featuring AcE & Willow Smith)[21]
2013 "Hello"[22]

Non-album singles

Year Title Album
2012 "Flame (Just Cuz)"[23] Non-album songs
"Give It to Em"[24]
"Gonzoes"[25]
"Starry Room"[26]
"Shakespeare"[27]
"Love Me Like You Do" (Remix) (with Justin Bieber)[28]
"Higher Up" (featuring Kid Cudi)[29]
2013 "Kite" (featuring Willow Smith)[30]
"MSFTS Anthem 2"[31]
2014 "Blue Ocean V19" [32]
"Trophy V6" [33]
"Fast" [34]
"Melancholy" (Featuring Willow Smith)[35]

Featured singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[36]
AUS
[37][38]
AUT
[39]
FRA
[40]
GER
[41]
IRE
[42]
NZ
[43]
SWI
[44]
UK
[45]
US
[36][46]
"Never Say Never"
(Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith)
2011 11 17 31 93 22 20 38 34 8 Never Say Never: The Remixes
"5"
(Willow Smith featuring Jaden Smith)[50]
2014 Non-Album Song
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart.

Other appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Never Say Never (Acoustic Version)"[51][52] 2010 Justin Bieber My Worlds Acoustic
My Worlds: The Collection
"Thinkin Bout You"[53] 2011 Non-album songs
"Happy New Year"[54] 2012
"Fairytale" Believe
"The Worst" (Remix)[55] 2013 Jhené Aiko Non-album song
"Pop Thieves (Make It Fell Good)" 2014 Childish Gambino Kauai [56]
"Late Night in Kauai"

Music videos

Year Title Director
2010 "Never Say Never"[57] Honey[58]
2012 "Give It to Em"[59] Mike Vargas
"Gonzoes"[60] Moises Arias
"Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)"[61] Mike Vargas
"The Coolest"[62]
"Find You Somewhere"[21] Jada
2013 "Hello"[22] Moises Arias
"Shakespeare"[63]
2014 "Fast"[64]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002
Men in Black II Cameo
2006
The Pursuit of Happyness Christopher Gardner, Jr. Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry
MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance
PFCS Award for Best Performance by Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Male
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award: Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor
2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still Jacob Benson, Jr. Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor
2010
The Karate Kid Dre Parker BET Award for YoungStars Award
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star - Male
Nominated—Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Song
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Newcomer
2011
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Himself[65]
2013
After Earth Kitai Raige Won - 34th Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actor
Won - 34th Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Screen Combo (with Will Smith)
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004
All of Us Reggie 6 episodes
2008
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Travis Episode: "Romancing the Phone"
Music Videos
Year Artist Single Notes
2008
Alicia Keys "Superwoman" Cameo role
2010
Willow Smith "Whip My Hair" Background dancer
2013
Melodic chaotic "#SUMMERFLING" Cameo role[66]

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