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Originally Willard Christopher Smith Jr., Smith was born and bred in West Philadelphia, as his character in “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” commonly states, to mother Caroline, a School Administrator within the Philadelphian school board and father, Willard Christopher Smith Sr, a refrigerator engineer. Whilst at school, Smith obtained superior SAT scores, and was offered a “pre-engineering program” at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). However, Smith himself had no intention of going to college, knowing himself that performing and acting was where his talents laid.

Will SmithTowards the end of the 80’s, Smith had begun to gain a considerable amount of fame as a rapper under the alias “The Fresh Prince”. His popularity increased furthermore in 1990 with the arrival of NBC’s popular television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” with Smith starring as himself. The show, running until 1996, ran for just under six years, and has been aired frequently on numerous other networks since then.  Going from strength to strength, not only did “The Fresh Prince” become a TV phenomenon, but also a worldwide movie star. From the mid 1990’s, he starred in various blockbuster films that went on to receive broad box office success. He holds the record for being the only actor in history to star in eight successive films that have taken in over $100million in the box office, not to mention him being the only actor to have eight successive films at the #1 in the box office tally. Who knew Will Smith’s movies would become such a cult following?

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Will Smith, was born on September 25, 1968 and is an American film producer, rapper and actor. He has acquired massive success in music, television and film. Newsweek amongst others have claimed him to be the most powerful actor within Hollywood currently, after being nominated for two Academy Awards, numerous Grammy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. To follow Will Smith and his glittering career why not check out our Will Smith Twitter page?