Willard Carroll Smith Jr. was born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother was a school board administrator and father, a U.S. Air Force veteran. Upon graduating high school, he knew he wouldn't attend college in order to pursue his dream of becoming a rapper.
In 1985, Will Smith would then form a hip-hop duo with Jeffrey Townes, called DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The two randomly met each other at a house party and their chemistry immediately clicked. By 1989, their group had already won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
Will Smith is considered to be "the most powerful actor in Hollywood" according to Newsweek. As an actor, rapper, producer, writer and media personality, Smith can clearly do it all! Check out his career in the following slideshow.