Jaden Smith is an Actor, Dancer, Songwriter and Rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will Smith in both The Pursuit of Happyness and in the 2013 science fiction film After Earth.
|Full Name||Jaden Christopher Syre Smith|
|Date of Birth||July 8, 1998 (25 years)|
|Father||Will Smith (American Actor)|
|Occupation||Actor, Dancer, Songwriter and Rapper|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Who Is Jaden Smith?
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is an American rapper, singer, and actor who have received various accolades, including a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Movie Award, a BET Award and a Young Artist Award, among nominations for a Grammy Award, two NAACP Image Awards and an Empire Award.
His film debut was with his father Will Smith in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, and he again appeared with his father in the 2013 film After Earth. He also starred in the remake films The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and The Karate Kid (2010). Following a three-year hiatus Smith returned to acting in 2016, starring in the two-part Netflix original The Get Down and a voice-acting role in the Netflix original anime Neo Yokio.
Smith began his musical career alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber, when he was featured on the 2010 single “Never Say Never” from The Karate Kid. The song reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 5× Platinum in the US. He later released multiple mixtapes including CTV2 (2014). Following a three-year work effort, he released his debut studio album, Syre (2017). Smith has since released the studio albums Erys (2019) and CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (2020). In 2022, he received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year nomination as a featured artist on Bieber’s album Justice.
Early Life of Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith was born July 8, 1998, in Malibu, California, the son of actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. He has an older half-brother, Trey Smith (born 1992) and a younger sister, Willow Smith (born 2000). Smith attended New Village Leadership Academy before being homeschooled by his parents. Growing up, Smith’s celebrity status due to acting in films such as The Pursuit of Happyness and his parents both being acclaimed actors led to him being isolated from having a normal childhood, something he has spoken on at length. He took up skateboarding.
Smith and his siblings were youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, which provides assistance in conjunction with Hasbro for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
Career Path of Jaden Smith
Smith made his major role debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Chris Gardner, Will Smith’s character. For his role, Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Smith next appeared as Jacob in the 2008 Scott Derrickson science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the 1951 classic of the same name.
In 2010, along with Jackie Chan, Smith starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 film. In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden starred together, playing father and son, in After Earth. In 2014, it was announced that Smith will return for the sequel Karate Kid 2 with Jackie Chan. The movie will be directed by Breck Eisner, produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith and written by Zak Penn.
In April 2014, Smith was cast in the film The Good Lord Bird, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. Smith plays Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in Kansas Territory in 1857 who encounters abolitionist John Brown.
Smith took a break from acting following the release of his mixtape, Cool Tape Vol. 2 to focus on music, returning to act in Netflix original, The Get Down in 2017. Smith also had a voice acting role in Neo Yokio and a role in Nashville as himself. Commenting on his break from acting, he said “The kinds of roles I was being offered weren’t exactly what I was looking for, nothing felt really necessary that I needed to be in until this came along”. Smith has returned to acting in films with the announcement of a film based on skateboarding. On June 21, 2018, Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen released its first official trailer showcasing Smith as the main character. The film was officially released on August 10, 2018, after being showcased at Sundance in Winter 2017. In 2020, he starred alongside Cara Delevingne in the romantic drama Life in a Year, to positive reviews.
In 2010, Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song “Never Say Never”. The song peaked at 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 5× Platinum in the US.
On October 1, 2012, Jaden released his debut mixtape, The Cool Cafe. Smith released the sequel to The Cool Cafe on November 8, 2014, titled CTV2.
Smith started work on his debut studio album in 2014, a process that took three years. Smith announced in December 2016 that his debut studio album would be titled Syre. The lead single from Syre, “Fallen” was released on December 5, 2016, three more singles were released, “Batman” and “Watch Me” on July 14, 2017, and “Falcon” on November 16. Syre was released on November 17, 2017, and debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200. “Icon” was released as a single on the same day and reached no. 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
Smith’s influences include Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Kurt Cobain and Tycho. Smith also considers his father, Will Smith, as an inspiration saying “He started in music and transitioned to movies. I started with movies, and then I transitioned into making music – I look at him and use it as a blueprint of how good of a person he is, but not necessarily the success that he reached.”
GQ described Smith as “in a league of his own” in terms of fashion and a “superstar who has taken fashion to an entirely different level”. Smith has called Tyler the Creator, Batman and Poseidon his icons when it comes to fashion. Smith said that Tyler the Creator introduced him to the brand Supreme. Batman’s dark, gothic scenery has influenced the clothing he has created through his brand MSFTSrep and his personal clothing style, wearing Batman protective armor to Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s wedding and his prom. MSFTSrep’s range includes hoodies, T-shirt, trousers and vests. In May 2013 Smith collaborated with a Korean designer, Choi Bum Suk, to create a pop-up store in which customers can buy clothes with their collaborated logos.
Smith raised controversy in 2016 after modelling in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton wearing a skirt. Explaining his choice to wear a skirt, Smith said he was attempting to combat bullying, saying “In five years, when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him.” Smith continued to wear womenswear throughout the rest of 2016. Smith was the first male model to model women’s wear for Louis Vuitton. Smith created a denim-line with fashion brand G-Star in 2018.
Smith is a partner in spring water company Just Water starting when he was just twelve years old. Just Water is attempting to create a water filtration system that’s cheap and can be used in poorer areas and nations and wants to later help with water infrastructure and creating more environmentally friendly construction methods by producing its own drywall. On August 27, 2018, Just Water launched officially in the UK.
Relationship Life of Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith dated Instagram Star, Sarah Snyder from 2015 to 2017. Snyder inspired numerous songs on Smith’s debut album, Syre.
is Jaden Smith a Vegetarian?
Smith is a vegetarian, who started a mobile restaurant providing free vegan dinners for the homeless (but where others pay when they dine). His vegan lifestyle caused his parents to stage an intervention, following a rapid decline in health that led to his skin turning gray. He was later diagnosed with lactose intolerance and celiac disease. His declining health, however, resulted in Smith returning to vegetarianism.
Jaden Smith Net Worth
As of December 2022, Jaden Smith has a net worth of $10 million. His revenue comes from his roles in movies.
Beginning in November 2018, Smith has claimed that rapper Tyler, the Creator is his boyfriend. Tyler, who is bisexual, denied this claim. In the song “NOIZE” on Erys in 2019, Tyler revealed while rapping that their relationship claims were sarcastic.
Smith has been called a non-binary icon for his work in popular media challenging traditional gender roles. He is often seen in gender-fluid clothing, wearing dresses, skirts, and high-heels. For his Vogue Korea editorial in 2016, he attracted attention for wearing traditionally female attire: a black skirt, blue nail polish, and a flower in his hair. He has made public comments such as “If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will, And That Will Set the New Wave…”. Smith is reported as saying that the reason he wanted to wear skirts was to ultimately help kids get bullied less in schools.