Jada Pinkett Smith

American actress (born 1971)

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American movie, television, voice actress, movie produer and director, singer-songwriter, writers, and businesswoman. She is known for her roles as Carla Purty in The Nutty Professor and as Gloria the Hippo in Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Jada was also entangled with August Alsina in 2016. She won an Image Award in 2010.

Smith in 2014

Smith was born on September 18, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland.[1] She studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts and at North Carolina School for the Arts. Smith was married to Will Smith since 1997. They have three children.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Menace II Society Ronnie
1994 The Inkwell Lauren Kelly
Jason's Lyric Lyric
A Low Down Dirty Shame Peaches
1995 Demon Knight Jeryline
1996 The Nutty Professor Carla Purty
If These Walls Could Talk Patti Made-for-television movie
Set It Off Lida "Stony" Newsom
1997 Scream 2 Maureen Evans Cameo
Credited as "Jada Pinkett"
1998 Woo Woo
Blossoms and Veils Raven Short film
Return to Paradise M.J. Major
Welcome to Hollywood Jada Pinkett Smith Cameo
1999 Princess Mononoke Toki Voice
English dub
2000 Bamboozled Sloan Hopkins
2001 Kingdom Come Charisse Slocumb
Ali Sonji Roi
2003 Maniac Magee Amanda Beale Made-for-television movie
The Matrix Reloaded Niobe
The Matrix Revolutions
2004 Collateral Annie Farrell
2005 Madagascar Gloria Voice
A Christmas Caper Uncredited voice
2007 Reign Over Me Janeane Johnson
2008 The Women Alex Fisher
The Human Contract Rita Debuted at Cannes Film Festival in May 2008[2]
Written and directed by Pinkett Smith
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Gloria Voice
2009 Merry Madagascar
2012 Men in Black 3 Party Guest Uncredited
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Gloria Voice
2013 Madly Madagascar
2014 Penguins of Madagascar Voice cameo
2015 Magic Mike XXL Rome
2016 Bad Moms Stacy
2017 Girls Trip Lisa Cooper
2019 Angel Has Fallen FBI Agent Helen Thompson
2021 The Matrix Resurrections Trinity
Year Title Role Notes
1990 True Colors Beverly Episode: 'Life with Fathers"
Credited as "Jada Pinkett"
1990 Moe's World Natalie Television movie
1991 21 Jump Street Nicole Episode: "Homegirls"
Credited as "Jada Pinkett"
1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. Trish Andrews Episode: "Air Doogie"
Credited as "Jada Pinkett"
1991–1993 A Different World Lena James 46 episodes
2009–2011 Hawthorne Christina Hawthorne Lead role
2014–17 Gotham Fish Mooney Series regular (season 1)
Special guest star (seasons 2-3)
2017 Carpool Karaoke: The Series Herself Episode: "Queen Latifah & Jada Pinkett Smith"
2018–present Red Table Talk Herself Host and executive producer
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Enter the Matrix Niobe Live-action cutscenes and voice


  1. "Jada Pinkett-Smith Biography". TV Guide. OpenGate Capital. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. Swart, Sharon (2008-05-18). "'Contract' players play Cannes". Variety.com. Reed Elsevier. Retrieved 2008-10-04.

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