About Jaden Smith
The scion of an A-list Hollywood couple, Jaden Smith made his film debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Will Smith's character, Chris Gardner, earning him the award for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
He was born Jaden Christopher Syre Smith on July 8, 1998 in Malibu, California to actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He has one sister, singer Willow Smith, and one half brother, Trey Smith. On his father's side, he is African-American, and on his mother's side, he is of West Indian, Creole, and Portuguese-Jewish descent. Smith was homeschooled, and also attends the New Village Leadership Academy, which was co-founded by his parents in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas. Along with his siblings, Smith is a youth ambassador for Project Zambia in conjunction with the Hasbro corporation, which helps children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
At the 79th Academy Awards, Smith presented the award for the Best Animated Short and the Best Live Action Short, along with acting nominee Abigail Breslin. Smith next appeared as Jacob in the 2008 Scott Derrickson science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the 1951 classic of the same name.
In 2010, along with Jackie Chan, Smith starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 film. Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never". He will also be featured in the 2012 film Amulet. His character will be called Navin.