Jaden Christopher Smith popularly known as Jaden Smith is a young American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Hollywood actor Will Smith. Jaden Smith’s first movie role was with his father in the 2006 film “The Pursuit of Happyness”. He was born on 8th July 1998 in Malibu, California in the United States of America. He is currently 20 years old. He has an older half-brother named Trey Smith and a younger sister named Willow Smith.
Jaden Smith attended New Village Leadership Academy before being homeschooled by his parents. Jaden Smith was born into a celebrity family and was isolated from having a normal childhood. Jaden Smith and his siblings were youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, which provides assistance in conjunction with Hasbro for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
Jaden Smith made his major role debut in the 2006 film titled “The Pursuit of Happyness” where he played the role of Christopher, the son of Chris Gardner, Will Smith’s character. For his role, Jaden Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. In 2008, Jaden Smith appeared as Jacob in the 2008 Scott Derrickson science fiction film “The Day The Earth Stood Still”.
In 2010, Jaden Smith alongside with Jackie Chan starred in the movie “The Karate Kid”. In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden Smith starred together, playing father and son role in the movie “After Earth”. In 2014, it was announced that Jaden Smith will return for the “Karate Kid 2” along with Jackie Chan. The movie will be directed by Breck Eisner and produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith.
In April 2014, Jaden Smith was cast in the film “The Good Lord Bird”. In November 2017, Jaden 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.
In 2010, Jaden Smith rapped alongside with Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song “Never Say Never”. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 5× Platinum in the United States. On 1st October 2012, Jaden Smith released his first mixtape “The Cool Cafe”. On 8th November 2014, he released the sequel to the Cool Café titled “Cool Tape Vol. 2”.
Jaden Smith started work on his debut studio album in 2014, a process that took three years before it was completed. In December 2016, Jaden Smith announced that his debut studio album would be titled “Syre”. The first single from debut studio album Syre titled “Fallen” and was released on 5th December 2016, also two more singles were released on 14th July 2017 and was titled “Batman” and “Watch Me” while his second debut studio album was released on 17th November 2017.
His hit single “Icon” was released as a single on the same day which was 17th November 2017 and reached no. 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. In June 2017, Jaden Smith moved out of his parent’s house into a $4 million home in Hidden Hills.
In 2013, Jaden Smith raised controversy when he criticized traditional education and advised people to drop out of school. Talking about teenagers who go to public school, Jaden Smith said that kids who go to normal school are so teenagery.
Jaden Smith dated Sarah Snyder from 2015 to 2017. The two broke up after “growing apart” amid cheating rumors. Sarah Snyder inspired numerous songs on Jaden Smith’s debut album “Syre”.
Jaden Smith is currently one of the richest and most influential artist and actor in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $8 million.