She received guest roles in television shows such as Doogie Howser, M. Following a role in Demon Knight (1995), Pinkett Smith co-starred with actor and comedian Eddie Murphy in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor.The film opened in 2,000 theaters and earned million in its first weekend.She has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create the metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter. Her parents are Adrienne Banfield-Jones, the head nurse of an inner-city clinic in Baltimore, and Robsol Pinkett, Jr., who ran a construction company.Smith also created a production company, in addition to authoring a book, published in 2004. Banfield-Jones became pregnant in high school; the couple married but divorced after several months.
She ultimately moved to Los Angeles, California, where she quickly found success in show business.
She began her acting career in 1990, when she starred in an episode of True Colors.
She then appeared in a television pilot for a supernatural drama titled Moe's World that was never aired. She earned a role on comedian Bill Cosby's NBC television sitcom A Different World in 1991, as college freshman Lena James.
Next, Pinkett Smith had a role in Set It Off (1996), a crime drama about four women who rob banks to escape from poverty. Fox, and Kimberly Elise, her acting in the film was noted in the San Francisco Chronicle where they named her as "the one to watch".
is an American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman.
She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors.