Will Smith is an American actor, producer who is best known for his comic and dramatic roles. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and also won four Grammy Awards. Today he is the only actor to have ten consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally and eight consecutive films gross more than $100 million at the domestic box office. As of 2012, his films have grossed more than $6.36 at the global box office.
Willard carol ‘Will’ Smith was born on September 25, 1968 in West Philadelphia. His mother was a school administrator and his father was a refrigeration engineer. Smith began rapping at the age of 12. He did not like using profanities or an aggressive tone in his songs, instead he added a comic element which would remain as his trademark. He became friends with a DJ at a party named Jeff Townes. Soon they became a duo. Smith took the name ‘Fresh Prince’ and Jeff took the name ‘DJ Jazzy Jeff’.
They began producing music in a fresh style that was soon liked by the teenage group more than anyone else. Their first single became a hit in 1986. The single’s name was ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble’. Soon they released their first album called ‘Rock the house’ in 1990. This also went on to become a hit. This made Smith a millionaire at the age of 18. Their album won the first ever Grammy Award for a Rap Performance.