The American born singer, actress, and dancer, Willow Smith, took after her parents Will Smith who is an actor/singer and Jada Pinkett Smith, who is an actress. Being born in such an environment, it was almost expected that she would become an entertainer. Her older brother, Jaden Smith, is also an actor, singer, and dancer, her half-brother, Willard Carroll Smith (Trey) is also not left out of the entertainment gig going on in the family as he is a DJ and an actor.
Having found fame at such an early age, Willow Smith had her own challenges while growing up, and in many cases, she had tried to harm herself. Read on to learn more.
Willow Smith’s Biography, Age
The young celebrity was born Willow Camille Reign Smith on October 30, 2000, a Halloween day in Los Angeles, California. She is an American teenage singer, actress, and dancer. Willow attended New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas – a school founded by her parents but is no longer functional. She also attended Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California.
Her involvement in the entertainment business started in the family. Her parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are actors (Will is also a singer). Her siblings, Jaden Smith and Willard Carroll Smith are actors and musicians so it can be said that the business runs in the blood. Despite the supposed success in the family, she admitted to harming herself once, much to the surprise of her mother, Jada Pinkett.
According to the recording artist, the release of her debut single Whip My Hair in 2010 was affecting her sanity but luckily, she overcame the challenge as she realized it was psychotic.
Career – Film and Music
Willow Smith started her career at a very tender age when she starred in the 2007 movie I Am Legend, which also starred her father, Will Smith. She was also a cast in the movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) and her performance earned her a Young Artist Award in 2009.
She was the youngest artist signed to Jay Z‘s record label Roc Nation in the year 2010 when she released her first song Whip My Hair. The single went platinum in the US where it peaked at No. 11 and at No. 2 in the UK. On February 3, 2011, she released another single 21st Century Girl after performing it at The Oprah Winfrey Show the previous day, while the video was released on March 9, 2011. Fireball, a collaboration she did with Nicki Minaj which was released on October 6, 2011, wasn’t much of a success in the music market. It ended up at a lowly No. 121 in the US R&B chart.
What is Willow Smith’s Net Worth?
It can be said that she made the right choice by following the footsteps of her parents because not only has the entertainment industry given her fame and popularity, it has also given her wealth. For someone of her age, it can be said that she has done well for herself financially having a net worth estimated at $4 million.
Family – Parents and Siblings
Willow Smith’s father, Will Smith started off quite early in the industry as he was popularly known for the NBC TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. The 4-time Grammy Award winner met his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in the same show when she came to audition for a role.
Jada Pinkett Smith is also making waves in the industry and has acted in so many movies such as Nutty Professor (1996), Madagascar: Escape to Africa (2008), Girl’s Trip (2017) and so many others. She is also a singer-songwriter as well as a businesswoman. Her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, named her Jada Koren Pinkett after her (Adrienne’s) favorite soap opera actress, Jada Rowland.
Her elder brother, Jaden Smith is an actor and also a singer who has also done well for himself in the industry having appeared in movies such as Karate Kid (2010), After Earth (2013) in which he starred alongside his father, Will Smith, among others. She also has a half older brother Willard Carroll Smith widely known as Trey Smith who is a DJ, and actor. Trey is a prod uct of Will Smith’s first marriage.
Alongside her brothers, she is an ambassador to an organization which provides assistance to Zambian children who are orphaned by AIDS. This charity work actually started from their parents Will and Jada who own a charity organization, Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation which focuses on family support and also on youths in the urban inner cities.
Personal Life – Boyfriend, Is She Gay?
Although the teenage superstar was once rumored to have been in a relationship with actor Moisés Arias who is six years older than her, they denied the rumor saying that they have been friends since childhood. In early 2017, the rumors began to spread that she and singer Tyler Cole are in a relationship. This was further heightened by the fact that she was featured in his song Afraid. It is said that they are still together as they are often seen hanging out together.
There was a rumor that she admitted to being a lesbian in an Instagram post, although other reports claimed that it was all a lie. So no one knows for sure if the R&B singer is gay or not.