father, considered to be one of the world’s most successful actors, has starred in films such as “Independence Day,” “Men in Black” and “Ali,” while his mother, a highly successful actress, has appeared in movies such as “The Nutty Professor,” “The Matrix Trilogy” and “Collateral.”
Notwithstanding their celebrity spotlight, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have attempted to raise their son under a normal upbringing. Pinkett-Smith states that she wants her children to experience the reality of life, such as standing in a line waiting for tickets. Additionally, Jaden Smith volunteers at orphanages and nursing homes and donates his belongings to charity.
Jaden Smith has a personal tutor. Despite his hectic schedule, he is still allowed to have the normal experiences of a young boy. He enjoys studying math and spending time with his friends. He made his debut at age six on a series called “All of Us,” which was created by his mother and father. Soon after, he debuted on the major screen in the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” alongside his father. The young Smith received acclaim for the performance in the movie and received an MTV movie award for Breakthrough Performance.
In 1998, Jaden Smith began to make projects on his own without his parents' involvement. His biggest role to date was alongside Jackie Chan in the remake of the 1984 movie “Karate Kid.” The movie was a success and earned Jaden Smith praise for his acting skills. Furthermore, he tapped into his musical skills as he recorded the theme song “Never Say Never” with Justin Bieber.
By the age of twelve, the three films in which Jaden Smith had starred all debuted at number one in the North American box office. He is currently working on another feature film called “Amulet” in which he will star with his sister, Willow Smith.