Will Smith, born in 1968, is an American actor, film producer and rapper. Smith achieved worldwide fame in the 1990s after starring in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and numerous films including Bad Boys, Independence Day and Men in Black. He received three Oscar nominations for Best Actor for his portrayals of boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali and tennis coach Richard Williams in the acclaimed biopic King Richard, for which he won the prestigious award. The latter role also earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Motion Picture Actor, the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Smith married actress Sheree Fletcher in 1992 and had their first son, Willard Carroll III, known as Trey Smith. The couple divorced in 1995. In 1997 Smith remarried actress Jada Pinkett, with whom he had two more children. In October 2011 he became, together with his wife Jada, a shareholder of the Philadelphia 76ers. Smith joined the consortium headed by New York millionaire Joshua Harris, majority shareholder and new major shareholder of the team. Smith and his wife founded a private elementary school in Calabasas, California, New Village Leadership Academy.