Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper, and film producer. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor and rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He got his start as part of the rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince .  He became an actor when he starred on the television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will Smith, a teenager from Philadelphia sent to live with his rich relatives in Southern California .
American actor/rapper and singer Will Smith has released four studio albums, one compilation album, 18 singles, one video album and 20 music videos. After working in the late 1980s and early 1990s with Jeff Townes as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Smith began his solo career in 1997 with the release of "Men in Black", the theme song for the film of the same name, which topped singles charts in several regions across the world, including the UK. "Men in Black" was later included on Smith's deb
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William Raymond Smith III was an American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played college football for Ohio State and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft, where he played for the entirety of his career. Smith was shot and killed during an altercation after an alcohol related traffic crash.
Smith was born on July 4, 1981 in Queens, New York, to William and Lisa Smith. He was raised in Utica, New York. At Proctor High School in Utica, Smith was a USA Today All-American pick, and was rated by Prep Football Report as the best defensive line prospect in the state. As a senior, he had 20 sacks.
Smith was a four-year letterman at Ohio State from 2000 to 2003, he helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2002 BCS National Championship, and he was named a first-team All-American the following year.
Smith was selected as the 18th pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He had a successful rookie season with 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks. In 2005, he had 48 tackles and 8.5 sacks and played well enough that the Saints did not re-sign Darren Howard t
On April 5, 2014, Smith signed with the New England Patriots. He was released on August 24, 2014 during the preseason.
Smith was married to Racquel. They had two children together and he had another child from a previous relationship.
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William Smith is a fictionalized version of Smith and main character in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The character of Will Smith is loosely based on the life of Warner Bros. Executive Benny Medina as well as the actor that plays him of the same name. Smith's charming and mischievous personality earned him the nickname "Prince," which eventually became "Fresh Prince". Smith had become a successful rapper, but lost most of his money because of poor budgeting. When NBC signed Smith up for the sitcom, he was almost bankrupt, and it immediately launched his acting career.
The character and Will Smith's portrayal received near unanimous praise from television critics & audiences alike. UGO editor Bryan Enk praised Will Smith's role as the character, stating "Rarely has there been a television series so perfectly tailor-made for its star than The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Fresh Prince fit Will Smith like a glove; it was obviously a showcase for him, but his co-stars were just as good, and Smith never hogged the spotlight, allowing each cast member to shine in every e
Smith's first MLB home run was a walk off against Héctor Neris of the Philadelphia Phillies on June 1, 2019. On June 23, 2019, Smith hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies. It was the third straight game the Dodgers won on a walk-off home run by a rookie, an MLB record.
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William Lamont "Will" Smith is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Texas Tech University.
Smith attended Notre Dame High School, where he competed in football, basketball and ran track. He received honorable-mention All-county honors in both football and basketball.
He began his college career playing football at the NCAA Division II level at Northwood University. He appeared in 8 games in 2010 as a freshman, making 22 tackles and one forced fumble. After the season, he transferred to Riverside City College in his hometown As a sophomore he started 11 games, registering 88 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, 3 interceptions, while helping the team to a perfect 11–0 record and a number 5 national ranking. At the end of the ...
Smith was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 29 and signed to the practice squad. He was released to make room for defensive end Michael Sam on September 3.
On October 10, 2014, he was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League to their practice roster. He was released on October 29 after playing in one game, so he could re-join the Dallas Cowboys.
On October 29, 2014, Smith was re-signed to the practice squad. On May 14, 2015, he was cut after rookie minicamp, to make room for tryout linebacker Donnie Baggs. He was re-signed on August 1, taking the roster spot created by the holdout of defensive end Jeremy Mincey. He was r
Will Smith, American actor and musician whose charisma, clean-cut good looks, and quick wit helped him transition from rap music to acting. His notable films included Bad Boys (1995), Independence Day (1996), Ali (2001), and the Men in Black series.
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four ...