Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith Biography

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American child-actor, rapper and dancer. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey Smith.

His breakthrough movie role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, with his father. He has also appeared in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid, as well as the 2013 film After Earth - also with his father.

Early life

Smith was born in Malibu, California. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and his younger sister is Willow Smith. Smith also has an older half-brother, Trey Smith. 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. For his role, Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. At the 79th Academy Awards, Smith presented the award for the Best Animated Short and the Best Live Action Short, along with acting nominee Abigail Breslin. 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. Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never."

On October 1, 2012, Jaden released his first mixtape, "The Cool Cafe."

Jaden Smith has also recently started his own clothing/lifestyle brand called MSFTSrep, in connection to the MSFTS logo. The clothes range from hoodies and T-shirts to trousers and vests. In May 2013 Jaden Smith collaborated with a Korean designer, Choi Bum Suk, who also has his own brand called General Idea. They created a pop-up store in which customers can buy clothes with their collaborated logos.

In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden starred together, playing father and son, in After Earth. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote that Jaden Smith "plays the role throughout with a face like a smacked bum" and "Kitai [Jaden Smith's character] must be like his dad: show no fear. Or any emotion. Or any acting talent of any sort."

Personal life

Smith was in a relationship with Stella Hudgens, the younger sister of actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, and she is reportedly mentioned in his song "Starry Room."

Will Smith revealed that Jaden has sought an emancipation ruling, with the consent of his parents, as a fifteenth-birthday present. Will Smith revealed to the media that Jaden's primary motivation is the establishment of his own residence and also explained that his children are not subject to strict parenting conduct: "We generally don't believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life." However, Jaden and his father appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15, 2013 and confirmed that the matter was not a serious consideration. Jaden provided his response to the emancipation matter:

See, here's the thing you need to explain: I'm not going anywhere. The thing that people don't get is everything at his house"?is free. So I can get anything and everything that I want at his house. So I think, I'ma be there for 20, 30 more years. But he says, as soon as I have a movie that's bigger than one of his movies, then I have to get my own house.



Title Details
The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1
  • Release date: October 1, 2012
  • Self-released


Year Title Album
2012 "Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)" The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1
"The Coolest"
"Find You Somewhere" (feat. AcE & Willow Smith)
2013 "Hello"

Non-album singles

Year Title Album
2012 "Flame (Just Cuz)" non-album song
"Give It To 'Em"
"Starry Room"
"Love Me Like You Do" (Remix) (with. Justin Bieber)
"Higher Up" (feat. Kid Cudi)
2013 "Kite" (feat. Willow Smith)
"MSFTS Anthem 2"

Featured singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Never Say Never"
(Justin Bieber feat. Jaden Smith)
2011 11 17 31 93 "? 22 20 38 34 8

  • AUS: Platinum
  • NZ: Gold
  • US: Platinum
Never Say Never: The Remixes
""?" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart.

Other appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Never Say Never (Acoustic Version)" 2010 Justin Bieber My Worlds Acoustic
My Worlds: The Collection
"Thinkin Bout You" 2011 Non Album Songs
"Happy New Year" 2012
"Fairytale" Believe

Music videos

Year Title Director
2010 "Never Say Never" Honey
2012 "Give It To Em" Mike Vargas
"Gonzoes" Moises Arias
"Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)" Mike Vargas
"The Coolest" Mike Vargas
"Find You Somewhere" Jada
2013 "Hello" Moises Arias
"Shakespeare" Moises Arias


Year Title Role Notes
Men in Black II Cameo
The Pursuit of Happyness Christopher Gardner, Jr. Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry
MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance
PFCS Award for Best Performance by Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Male
Nominated"?Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male
Nominated"?NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated"?Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated"?Broadcast Film Critics Association Award: Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor
The Day the Earth Stood Still Jacob Benson, Jr. Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor
The Karate Kid Dre Parker BET Award for YoungStars Award
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
Nominated"?Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star - Male
Nominated"?Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor
Nominated"?MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star
Nominated"?NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomianted"?Black Reel Award for Best Actor
Nominated"?Black Reel Award for Best Song
Nominated"?Empire Award for Best Newcomer
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Himself
After Earth Kitai Raige
Year Title Role Notes
All of Us Reggie 6 episodes
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Travis Episode: "Romancing the Phone"
Music Videos
Year Artist Single Notes
Alicia Keys "Superwoman" Cameo Role
Willow Smith "Whip My Hair" Background dancer
Melodic chaotic "#SUMMERFLING" Cameo Role

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