Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress born in 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland. She first gained prominence on the NBC show A Different World. Pinkett Smith is also popular for her roles in films such as Set It Off, Menace II Society, Ali, Scream 2, the Matrix movie franchise, and the Madagascar movie franchise. She has attained awards such as multiple Image Awards, Black Reel Awards, a BET Comedy Award, and a Teen Choice Award. Pinkett Smith is married to actor Will Smith. They are the parents to actor Jaden Smith and singer-actress Willow Smith.