Smith was conceived on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, the son of Willard Carroll Smith Sr., a retired refrigeration engineer from the US Air Force, and Caroline. His mother is a Carnegie Mellon University alumna.
He was brought up a Baptist and lived in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield area. Pamela is his older sister, while Harry and Ellen are his twin younger siblings.
He went to Overbrook High School in Philadelphia and a private Catholic elementary school called Our Lady of Lourdes. When he was 13 years old, his parents split, and that was around the year 2000.
Age 12 saw Smith start rapping. When his grandmother discovered a notebook containing his lyrics, which he described as “”Dear Willard, truly intelligent people do not have to use words like this to express themselves,” she wrote him on a page in the book, referring to “all [his] little curse words.”
Please demonstrate your intelligence to the world by proving us all wrong “. According to Smith, he was influenced by this to refrain from using vulgar language in his music.
Ages of Will Smith and Jabari Banks In the Shows
Smith was considerably older than the young role he was portraying, as is common in written productions. Smith was 22 years old when the first episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired in September 1990. In February 2022, when the pilot of Bel-Air premiered, Banks was 23 years old.
The adoration for Smith’s dramatized portrayal of a younger version of himself propelled the artist to new heights of fame, and it turned out that this was only the beginning of his acting career.
Thanks to this program, Banks and the rest of the actors should be able to have a great career in cinema and television, much like his predecessor.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
American television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was developed by Andy and Susan Borowitz for NBC. From September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996, it was shown.
Will Smith plays a fictionalized version of himself in the show, a street-smart youngster who was born and raised in West Philadelphia and is forced to live with his affluent aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, where his way of life frequently conflicts with theirs.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, known as Smith’s star chariot into television and later his film career, was a top hit for NBC and ran for 148 episodes over six seasons.
In November 2020, HBO Max presented a reunion special/retrospective reuniting the original cast.
Bel-Air, a more dramatic remake of the show that was ordered for two seasons by Peacock and debuted on February 13, 2022, is based on the fan film of the same name.