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Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith

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via PraiseCleveland:

Today the Praise 94.5 spotlight is on actor/rapper Will Smith on his 49th Birthday TODAY:

Actor and rapper who had his breakthrough acting role on the popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In 2007, he was named the most powerful actor in Hollywood by Newsweek. His long list of film credits includes Men in Black, Independence Day, Hitch, Bad Boys, Ali, Suicide Squad and I Am Legend. He was also cast as the Genie in the Disney live-action remake of Aladdin.

Before Fame

Before becoming an actor, he performed as a member of a hip-hop duo under the name The Fresh Prince. The IRS garnished his income in the late 1980s and raided his possessions, an act that left him nearly broke.

Trivia

His debut solo album Big Willie Style was released in 1997 and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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