Jaden Smith

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Jaden SmithJaden Smith_header_cell_0_0_0
BornJaden Smith_header_cell_0_1_0 Jaden Christopher Syre Smith
(1998-07-08) July 8, 1998 (age 22)

Malibu, California, U.S.Jaden Smith_cell_0_1_1

NationalityJaden Smith_header_cell_0_2_0 AmericanJaden Smith_cell_0_2_1
Other namesJaden Smith_header_cell_0_3_0 JadenJaden Smith_cell_0_3_1
OccupationJaden Smith_header_cell_0_4_0 Jaden Smith_cell_0_4_1
Years activeJaden Smith_header_cell_0_5_0 2002–presentJaden Smith_cell_0_5_1
Parent(s)Jaden Smith_header_cell_0_6_0 Will Smith (father)

Jada Pinkett Smith (mother)Jaden Smith_cell_0_6_1

RelativesJaden Smith_header_cell_0_7_0 Willow Smith (sister)

Trey Smith (brother)Jaden Smith_cell_0_7_1

GenresJaden Smith_header_cell_0_8_0 Jaden Smith_cell_0_8_1
InstrumentsJaden Smith_header_cell_0_9_0 VocalsJaden Smith_cell_0_9_1
LabelsJaden Smith_header_cell_0_10_0 Jaden Smith_cell_0_10_1
Associated actsJaden Smith_header_cell_0_11_0 Jaden Smith_cell_0_11_1
WebsiteJaden Smith_header_cell_0_12_0 Jaden Smith_cell_0_12_1

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) sometimes known by just the mononym Jaden is an American actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Jaden Smith_sentence_0

Smith's first role was with his father Will Smith in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness and would again appear with his father in the 2013 film After Earth. Jaden Smith_sentence_1

He also starred in the remake films The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and The Karate Kid (2010). Jaden Smith_sentence_2

He released CTV2, his second mixtape, in November 2014. Jaden Smith_sentence_3

Following a three-year work effort, he released his debut studio album, Syre, on November 17, 2017. Jaden Smith_sentence_4

His second studio album, Erys, was released on July 5, 2019. Jaden Smith_sentence_5

His third studio album, CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3, was released on August 28, 2020. Jaden Smith_sentence_6

Smith has returned to acting as of 2017, acting in the two part Netflix original The Get Down and a voice acting role in the Netflix original anime Neo Yokio. Jaden Smith_sentence_7

Early life Jaden Smith_section_0

Jaden Smith was born July 8, 1998 in Malibu, California, the son of actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jaden Smith_sentence_8

He has an older half-brother, Trey Smith (born 1992) and a younger sister, Willow Smith (born 2000). Jaden Smith_sentence_9

Smith attended New Village Leadership Academy before being homeschooled by his parents. Jaden Smith_sentence_10

Growing up, Smith's celebrity status due to acting in films such as The Pursuit of Happyness and his parents both being acclaimed actors led to him being isolated from having a normal childhood, something he has spoken on at length. Jaden Smith_sentence_11

He took up skateboarding. Jaden Smith_sentence_12

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_sentence_13

Career Jaden Smith_section_1

Acting Jaden Smith_section_2

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. Jaden Smith_sentence_14

For his role, Smith won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Jaden Smith_sentence_15

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. Jaden Smith_sentence_16

In 2010, along with Jackie Chan, Smith starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 film. Jaden Smith_sentence_17

In May 2013, Will Smith and Jaden starred together, playing father and son, in After Earth. Jaden Smith_sentence_18

In 2014, it was announced that Smith will return for the sequel Karate Kid 2 with Jackie Chan. Jaden Smith_sentence_19

The movie will be directed by Breck Eisner, produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith and written by Zak Penn. Jaden Smith_sentence_20

In April 2014, Smith was cast in the film The Good Lord Bird, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. Jaden Smith_sentence_21

Smith plays Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in Kansas Territory in 1857 who encounters abolitionist John Brown. Jaden Smith_sentence_22

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. Jaden Smith_sentence_23

Smith also had a voice acting role in Neo Yokio and a role in Nashville as himself. Jaden Smith_sentence_24

Commenting on his break from acting, he said "The kinds of roles I was being offered weren't exactly what I was looking for, nothing felt really necessary that I needed to be in until this came along". Jaden Smith_sentence_25

Smith has returned to acting in films with the announcement of a film based on skateboarding. Jaden Smith_sentence_26

On 21 June 2018, Crystal Moselle's Skate Kitchen released its first official trailer showcasing Smith as the main character. Jaden Smith_sentence_27

The film was officially released on August 10, 2018 after being showcased at Sundance in Winter 2017. Jaden Smith_sentence_28

He will next star in Life in a Year alongside Cara Delevingne. Jaden Smith_sentence_29

Music Jaden Smith_section_3

In 2010, Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never." Jaden Smith_sentence_30

The song peaked at 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 5× Platinum in the US. Jaden Smith_sentence_31

On October 1, 2012, Jaden released his debut mixtape, The Cool Cafe. Jaden Smith_sentence_32

Smith released the sequel to The Cool Cafe on November 8, 2014, titled CTV2. Jaden Smith_sentence_33

Smith started work on his debut studio album in 2014, a process that took three years. Jaden Smith_sentence_34

Smith announced in December 2016 that his debut studio album would be titled Syre. Jaden Smith_sentence_35

The lead single from Syre, "Fallen" was released on December 5, 2016, three more singles were released, "Batman" and "Watch Me" on July 14, 2017 and "Falcon" on November 16. Jaden Smith_sentence_36

Syre was released on November 17, 2017 and debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200. Jaden Smith_sentence_37

"Icon" was released as a single on the same day and reached no. Jaden Smith_sentence_38

3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Jaden Smith_sentence_39

Smith later announced that his next project following Syre would be titled Erys on December 14, 2017. Jaden Smith_sentence_40

Another project named Syre: The Electric Album was later teased via Twitter. Jaden Smith_sentence_41

Leading up to the release of the project, Smith released the single "Ghost" featuring Christian Rich. Jaden Smith_sentence_42

On July 8, 2018, Smith released the project exclusively on Instagram on his 20th birthday. Jaden Smith_sentence_43

The project was later released four days later to streaming platforms. Jaden Smith_sentence_44

Syre: The Electric Album is a guitar-centric rework of Smith's studio album Syre and is influenced by Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Jaden Smith_sentence_45

Less than a year later, on July 5, 2019, Smith released his second studio album, Erys, and debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200. Jaden Smith_sentence_46

On July 30, 2018, Smith was announced as an opener during J. Jaden Smith_sentence_47 Cole's KOD Tour alongside Young Thug and EarthGang and on August 2, performed for the first time at Lollapalooza. Jaden Smith_sentence_48

One of Smith's influences, Kid Cudi, stated that he would like to make an album with Smith, which Smith supported, saying that he would like to in the future during an interview on August 21, 2018. Jaden Smith_sentence_49

On July 24, 2020, Smith released the single "Cabin Fever", from his third album CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3, which he described is a completion of the trilogy of the previous Cool tapes and "also kinda completing the trilogies of Syre and Erys at the same time". Jaden Smith_sentence_50

The album includes a collaboration with Smith's friend and previous collaborator Justin Bieber, on the song "Falling for You". Jaden Smith_sentence_51

Influences Jaden Smith_section_4

Smith's influences include Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Kurt Cobain and Tycho. Jaden Smith_sentence_52

Smith also considers his father, Will Smith, as an inspiration saying "He started in music and transitioned to movies. Jaden Smith_sentence_53

I started with movies, and then I transitioned into making music – I look at him and use it as a blueprint of how good of a person he is, but not necessarily the success that he reached." Jaden Smith_sentence_54

Other work Jaden Smith_section_5

GQ described Smith as "in a league of his own" in terms of fashion and a "superstar who has taken fashion to an entirely different level". Jaden Smith_sentence_55

Smith has called Tyler the Creator, Batman and Poseidon his icons when it comes to fashion. Jaden Smith_sentence_56

Smith said that Tyler the Creator introduced him to the brand Supreme. Jaden Smith_sentence_57

Batman's dark, gothic scenery has influenced the clothing he has created through his brand MSFTSrep and his personal clothing style, wearing Batman protective armor to Kanye West's and Kim Kardashian's wedding and his prom. Jaden Smith_sentence_58

MSFTSrep's range includes hoodies, T-shirt, trousers and vests. Jaden Smith_sentence_59

In May 2013 Smith collaborated with a Korean designer, Choi Bum Suk, to create a pop-up store in which customers can buy clothes with their collaborated logos. Jaden Smith_sentence_60

Smith raised controversy in 2016 after modelling in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton wearing a skirt. Jaden Smith_sentence_61

Explaining his choice to wear a skirt, Smith said he was attempting to combat bullying, saying "In five years, when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won't get beat up and kids won't get mad at him." Jaden Smith_sentence_62

Smith continued to wear womenswear throughout the rest of 2016. Jaden Smith_sentence_63

Smith was the first male model to model women's wear for Louis Vuitton. Jaden Smith_sentence_64

Smith created a denim-line with fashion brand G-Star in 2018. Jaden Smith_sentence_65

Smith is a partner in spring water company Just Water starting when he was just twelve years old. Jaden Smith_sentence_66

Just Water is attempting to create a water filtration system that's cheap and can be used in poorer areas and nations and wants to later help with water infrastructure and creating more environmentally friendly construction methods by producing its own drywall. Jaden Smith_sentence_67

On August 27, 2018, Just Water launched officially in the UK. Jaden Smith_sentence_68

Personal life Jaden Smith_section_6

Smith's father, Will, revealed that his son sought an emancipation ruling, with the consent of his parents, as a present for his 15th birthday. Jaden Smith_sentence_69

Will revealed to the media that Smith'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. Jaden Smith_sentence_70

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." Jaden Smith_sentence_71

However, Smith and his father appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15, 2013 and Smith said: Jaden Smith_sentence_72

In June 2017, Smith moved out of his parents' house into a $4 million home in Hidden Hills. Jaden Smith_sentence_73

Smith is an avid "conspiracy theorist" and his statements often generate controversy. Jaden Smith_sentence_74

This includes theories about the Illuminati, tweets about Chemtrails and believing extraterrestrial life exists. Jaden Smith_sentence_75

In 2013, Smith raised controversy when he criticized traditional education and advised people to drop out of school. Jaden Smith_sentence_76

Talking about teenagers who go to public school, Smith said "kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty." Jaden Smith_sentence_77

Smith dated Sarah Snyder from 2015 to 2017. Jaden Smith_sentence_78

The two broke up after "growing apart" amid cheating rumors. Jaden Smith_sentence_79

Snyder inspired numerous songs on Smith's debut album, Syre. Jaden Smith_sentence_80

Smith is a vegetarian. Jaden Smith_sentence_81

He started a mobile restaurant providing free vegan dinners for the homeless. Jaden Smith_sentence_82

His vegan lifestyle caused his parents to stage an intervention, following a rapid decline in health that led to his skin turning gray. Jaden Smith_sentence_83

He was later diagnosed with lactose intolerance and celiac disease, illnesses with no relation to veganism. Jaden Smith_sentence_84

His declining health, however, resulted in Smith returning to vegetarianism. Jaden Smith_sentence_85

In November 2018, Smith announced that he was in a relationship with rapper Tyler, the Creator, although Tyler himself has denied these claims. Jaden Smith_sentence_86

Discography Jaden Smith_section_7

Main article: Jaden Smith discography Jaden Smith_sentence_87

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  • Syre (2017)Jaden Smith_item_0_0
  • Erys (2019)Jaden Smith_item_0_1
  • CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (2020)Jaden Smith_item_0_2

Tours Jaden Smith_section_8

Headlining Jaden Smith_section_9

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  • Vision Tour: A North American Journey (2018)Jaden Smith_item_1_3

Co-headlining Jaden Smith_section_10

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Filmography Jaden Smith_section_11

Film Jaden Smith_section_12

Jaden Smith_table_general_1

YearJaden Smith_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleJaden Smith_header_cell_1_0_1 RoleJaden Smith_header_cell_1_0_2 NotesJaden Smith_header_cell_1_0_3
2006Jaden Smith_cell_1_1_0 The Pursuit of HappynessJaden Smith_cell_1_1_1 Christopher Gardner Jr.Jaden Smith_cell_1_1_2 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 for Best Young ActorJaden Smith_cell_1_1_3

2008Jaden Smith_cell_1_2_0 The Day the Earth Stood StillJaden Smith_cell_1_2_1 Jacob Benson Jr.Jaden Smith_cell_1_2_2 Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young ActorJaden Smith_cell_1_2_3
2010Jaden Smith_cell_1_3_0 The Karate KidJaden Smith_cell_1_3_1 Dre ParkerJaden Smith_cell_1_3_2 BET Award for YoungStars Award

Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star - Male Nominated — Kids Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actor Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Song Nominated — Empire Award for Best NewcomerJaden Smith_cell_1_3_3

2011Jaden Smith_cell_1_4_0 Justin Bieber: Never Say NeverJaden Smith_cell_1_4_1 HimselfJaden Smith_cell_1_4_2 Jaden Smith_cell_1_4_3
2013Jaden Smith_cell_1_5_0 After EarthJaden Smith_cell_1_5_1 Kitai RaigeJaden Smith_cell_1_5_2 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (w/ Will Smith) Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Summer's Biggest Teen Bad Ass StarJaden Smith_cell_1_5_3

2018Jaden Smith_cell_1_6_0 Skate KitchenJaden Smith_cell_1_6_1 DevonJaden Smith_cell_1_6_2 Jaden Smith_cell_1_6_3
2020Jaden Smith_cell_1_7_0 Justin Bieber: SeasonsJaden Smith_cell_1_7_1 HimselfJaden Smith_cell_1_7_2 CameoJaden Smith_cell_1_7_3
Impractical Jokers: The MovieJaden Smith_cell_1_8_0 HimselfJaden Smith_cell_1_8_1 Jaden Smith_cell_1_8_2
Life in a YearJaden Smith_cell_1_9_0 DarynJaden Smith_cell_1_9_1 Jaden Smith_cell_1_9_2

Television Jaden Smith_section_13

Jaden Smith_table_general_2

YearJaden Smith_header_cell_2_0_0 TitleJaden Smith_header_cell_2_0_1 RoleJaden Smith_header_cell_2_0_2 NotesJaden Smith_header_cell_2_0_3
2003–2006Jaden Smith_cell_2_1_0 All of UsJaden Smith_cell_2_1_1 ReggieJaden Smith_cell_2_1_2 Recurring role (6 episodes)Jaden Smith_cell_2_1_3
2008Jaden Smith_cell_2_2_0 The Suite Life of Zack & CodyJaden Smith_cell_2_2_1 TravisJaden Smith_cell_2_2_2 Episode: "Romancing the Phone"Jaden Smith_cell_2_2_3
2016–2017Jaden Smith_cell_2_3_0 The Get DownJaden Smith_cell_2_3_1 Marcus "Dizzee" KiplingJaden Smith_cell_2_3_2 Main role (11 episodes)Jaden Smith_cell_2_3_3
2017Jaden Smith_cell_2_4_0 Neo YokioJaden Smith_cell_2_4_1 Kaz KaanJaden Smith_cell_2_4_2 Voice; Main roleJaden Smith_cell_2_4_3
NashvilleJaden Smith_cell_2_5_0 HimselfJaden Smith_cell_2_5_1 Jaden Smith_cell_2_5_2


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