BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
As an actor, producer and musician, two-time Academy Award nominee four-time
Grammy nominee and winner WILL SMITH (Mike / Producer) has
enjoyed a diverse career encompassing films, television and multiplatinum
Smith's vast filmography includes transformative portrayals of true-life icons
in Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Concussion. He has headlined an
extraordinary list of films, including Hitch, I Am Legend, I, Robot,
Independence Day, Men in Black I, II, and III and Suicide Squad.
Smith was most recently seen in Ang Lee's action/thriller Gemini Man, in which
he plays an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone of
himself. Additionally, Smith can be seen in Walt Disney Pictures' Aladdin in the
iconic role of the Genie. The movie was directed by Guy Ritchie and has taken in
over $1 billion worldwide since its release on May 24, 2019.
Smith will next go into production on Warner Bros.' King Richard, in which he
will star in the titular role of Richard Williams, the father of renowned tennis
stars Venus and Serena Williams.
Recently, Smith created the daring Facebook Watch series "Will Smith's Bucket
List," in which he challenges himself to a different item from his bucket list
each week, including performing standup comedy with Dave Chappelle, skydiving in
Dubai, swimming with sharks, and racing a Formula 1 car in Abu Dhabi. The show
has been a massive success for the platform.
Smith began his career as a musician selling millions of records worldwide
before crossing over into television with the beloved series "Fresh Prince of
Bel Air." In 1998, he and partner James Lassiter founded the production and
management company Overbrook Entertainment, which has produced numerous top film
and television projects.
In addition to his artistic achievements, Smith is a successful business owner.
Along with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, he launched a new media venture,
Westbrook Inc. This is a cross-platform holding company formed to execute the
Smith family's global content and commerce business strategy. Westbrook Inc.
will encompass subsidiary companies including the existing Overbrook
Entertainment, Red Table Talk Enterprises, and the recently formed Westbrook
Studios, Westbrook Media, and Good Goods, the latter an elevated merchandise
business. Additionally, he and Jada founded the Will & Jada Smith Family
Foundation. WJSFF is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization committed to
improving lives and investing in organizations and initiatives that empower
traditionally overlooked communities.
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