Willow Smith

Active - 2007 - 2008  |   Born - Oct 31, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Science Fiction

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The daughter of actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, onscreen performer Willow Smith debuted as a child star in the late 2000s, well before the age of ten. She did so with roles in a pair of extremely different films: the Will Smith sci-fi-adventure drama I Am Legend (2007) and the family-oriented period drama Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008), with a story adapted from the popular American Girls line of dolls.

Factsheet

  • Made her big-screen debut in the 2007 sci-fi film I Am Legend.
  • First TV acting role was in 2009 on the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP.
  • In 2010, signed a record deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label and released the single "Whip My Hair."
  • Has stated she enjoys singing, but acting completes her career.  
  • Won the 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist; she was also nominated for Outstanding Music Video.  
  • Won, along with brother Jaden Smith, the YoungStars BET Award in 2011.  
  • Is a youth ambassador for Project Zambia, which helps children in Africa who have been orphaned because of AIDS.