Will Smith originally got his start as part of a duo called DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, performing humorous radio-friendly and unthreatening songs, most notably "Parents Just Don't Understand". Smith, a charismatic and energetic performer, soon landed a role on the long-running sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After the demise of the show, he began a successful solo career in music and starred in several movies, including Men in Black, Independence Day, Enemy of the State, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Wild Wild West and Ali. Smith released a string of hit singles, often associated with his most recent movie, throughout the late 1990s.
Will Smith is married to Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith. He owns with his brother Harry Smith Treyball Development Inc., a company based in Beverly Hills, California and named in honor of his son, Willard Christopher "Trey" Smith, III.