American-born singer, actress, and dancer Willow Smith came after her parents Will Smith, who is an actress/singer, and Jada Pinkett Smith, who is an actress. Since she was born in such an environment, it was almost to be expected that she would become an entertainer. Her older brother, Jaden Smith, is also an actor, singer, and dancer, and her half-brother Willard Carroll Smith (Trey) is not excluded from the entertainment concert in the family because he is a DJ and actor.
Since Willow Smith achieved fame at such a young age, she had her own challenges during her childhood, 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 the New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas – a school founded by her parents but no longer functioning. She also attended Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California.
Her involvement in the entertainment industry began in her 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 you could say that business is in their blood. Despite the supposed success in the family, to her mother Jada Pinkett’s surprise, she admitted that she once harmed herself.
The release of her debut single Whip My Hair in 2010 affected her mind, but fortunately, she overcame the challenge when she realized she was psychotic.
Career – Film, and Music
Willow Smith began her career at a very tender age when she starred in the 2007 film I Am Legend, in which her father Will Smith also starred. She also appeared in the film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) and her performance earned her the Young Artist Award in 2009.
She was the youngest artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation in 2010 when she released her first song Whip My Hair. The single went platinum in the US, where she climbed to 11th place and 2nd place in the UK. On February 3, 2011, she released another single 21st Century Girl, after performing the day before on the Oprah Winfrey Show, while the video was released on March 9, 2011. Fireball, a collaboration with Nicki Minaj, which was released on October 6, 2011, was not a big success in the music market. It landed at a low number 121 on the US R&B charts.
What is Willow Smith’s Net Worth?
You can say that she made the right choice by following in her parents’ footsteps because the entertainment industry has brought her not only fame and popularity but also wealth. For someone her age, you could say that she has done well financially with net assets estimated at $4 million.
Family – Parents, and Siblings
Willow Smith, the father of Willow Smith, started in the industry at a very early age as he became famous in 1990 through the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The four-time Grammy award winner met his wife Jada Pinkett Smith on the same show when she came to audition for a role.
Jada Pinkett Smith also makes waves in the industry and has starred in as many films as Nutty Professor (1996), Madagascar: Escape to Africa (2008), Girl’s Trip (2017) and so many others. She is also a singer and songwriter and a businesswoman. Her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, named her Jada Koren Pinkett after her (Adrienne’s) favorite soap opera actress, Jada Rowland.
Her older brother, Jaden Smith, is an actor and also a singer, who has also made a name for himself in the industry by appearing in films such as Karate Kid (2010), After Earth (2013), in which he starred alongside his father Will Smith. She also has a half older brother, Willard Carroll Smith, who is widely known as Trey Smith and works as a DJ and actor. Trey is a product of Will Smith’s first marriage.
Together with her brothers, she is an ambassador for an organization that helps Zambian children who have been orphaned by AIDS. This charity work was actually started by her parents Will and Jada, who own a charity, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which focuses on supporting families and also young people in the inner cities.
Personal Life – Boyfriend, Is She Gay?
Although there were once rumors that the teenage superstar had a relationship with the six-year older actor Moisés Arias, they denied the rumor that they had been friends since childhood. In early 2017, rumors began to spread that she and singer Tyler Cole were in a relationship. This was reinforced by the fact that she was featured in his song “Afraid”. It is said that they are still together because you see them often together.
There was a rumor that she admitted to being a lesbian in an Instagram posting, although other reports claimed that this was all a lie. So nobody knows for sure whether the R&B singer is gay or not.