Actor, Musician, Producer and Founder
Will Smith is an actor, producer, musician, two-time Academy Award nominee, Grammy Award and NAACP award winner who has enjoyed a diverse career encompassing films, television, and multiplatinum records.
Starting as a rapper in 1985, Smith is best known for his acting roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I Am Legend, the Bad Boys and Men in Black film series, Hitch, and Aladdin. His vast filmography also includes transformative portrayals of true-life icons in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness, both of which garnered him Academy Award nominations, as well as his role in Concussion. Smith recently produced and starred in 2020’s biggest box office hit, Bad Boys for Life, in addition to producing and appearing in HBO Max’s emotional and most-watched, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 30th Anniversary Reunion special.
Next up, Smith will produce and star as Richard Williams, infamous father of American icons Venus and Serena Williams, in Warner Brothers’ King Richard, which earned him his first Golden Globe Award. Smith is also a producer on Apple’s scripted action thriller Emancipation, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and produced by his Westbrook Studios.
In 2019, Smith launched his media company, Westbrook Inc. alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Miguel Melendez, and Kosaku Yada, which focuses on empowering artists to tell stories that connect with a global audience. Westbrook houses Westbrook Studios, Westbrook Media, the digital content studio, social media management, and creative brand incubator, and direct-to-consumer business, Good Goods. Westbrook Studios is home to the Emmy® nominated Facebook Watch series, "Red Table Talk" and is rapidly expanding its footprint in entertainment, serving as the studio home to all-new premium TV and motion picture projects. Smith will serve as a producer through Westbrook on his upcoming projects including King Richard, Emancipation, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Additionally, they produced the 30th-anniversary reunion special of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the Snap series “Will From Home.” In response to the stay-at-home order “Will From Home” featured appearances by Smith's family, celebrity friends, and everyday people who were also isolated indoors. The media company also announced Peacock’s unprecedented two-season order of Bel-Air, a dramatic reimagining of the Fresh Prince series.
He and his wife also founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation to benefit inner-city community development, youth educational projects, and underprivileged children and their families.
Will and his entire team were a pleasure to work with and Will was great onstage and off.