16 Interesting Facts about Will Smith

  • Will Smith was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1968.

  • Will's mother was a school board member, while his dad was an electronics engineer who ran a refrigeration firm. His mom and dad were Baptist, although he attended a severe Catholic school as a child.

  • Pam, Ellen, and Harry Smith are Will Smith's three siblings.

  • He started rapping at school and home when he was just 12 years old. While bouncing about amusing everyone, his sister characterised him as "goofy."


  • Grandmaster Flash was his favourite rapper as a youngster growing up in the 1970s and 1980s.

  • He was dubbed "The Prince" in high school because he would act up and get in trouble, but then utilise his quick-witted charm to persuade the teachers to just let him go with a warning.

  • Will worked as a teenager for his father's company, assisting in the installation of refrigerators in people's homes.

  • Will got acquainted with Jeff Townes, and the two began collaborating on music. They were known as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.


  • Will Smith amassed a million-dollar fortune before the age of 18.

  • Will Smith has a Rubik's Cube time of 55 seconds.

  • Barack Obama has suggested that Will portray him in a fictional film.

  • Will Smith set a Guinness World Record for the most public appearances in a 12-hour period.

  • Will married actress Sheree Zampino in 1992, amidst all of his glory. They have a son, Will Smith III, together. "Trey" is what they call him. In 1995, Will and Sheree divorced.



  • Following the divorce, Will concentrated his efforts on furthering his acting career. In 1995, he appeared in his debut film, Bad Boys.

  • Will recorded the theme song for Men In Black, which went on to become another legendary film that fared well at the box office. Also, while filming Men in Black II, Will Smith came up with the premise for Men in Black 3.

  • Will Smith's 1997 song "Just the Two of Us" was about his son, Trey.

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