Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

It's rare for the children of celebrities to step beyond their parents' shadows, but Jaden Smith is making a good run at it. The actor, rapper and dancer is the son of actor/musicians Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. His film career began with the film Pursuit of Happyness, which he starred in with his father. Smith also had key roles in the films The Day the Earth Stood Still, Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth. In 2010, Smith was featured in the Justin Bieber song "Never Say Never."

About Jaden Smith

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is an American teen actor, rapper, dancer, and the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He is the elder brother of singer Willow Smith. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, and he has also starred in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid. Jaden Smith is the son of musician-actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. He has an older half-brother, Trey Smith, and a younger sister, Willow Smith; both are also child actors. Smith is African-American, and also has West Indian, Creole, and Portuguese-Jewish ancestry on his mother's side. Smith and his siblings are youth ambassadors for Project Zambia, which provides assistance for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS in conjunction with Hasbro. 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.