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Did you know that Will Smith starred in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air for approximately six years? Did you know that he is also a successful rapper? Did you know that he has starred in movies with his own kids? Find out more interesting facts and information about this American movie star below.

Fun Fact 1 William Carroll Smith Jr. was born on September 25th, 1968, his star sign is Libra. He was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America

Fun Fact 2 Will Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992, their marriage lasted three years. They had one child together called William Carroll Trey Smith III, also known as Trey.

Fun Fact 3: Will remarried to Jade Pinkett Smith in 1997; they are still together now. They have two children called Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and Willow Camille Reign Smith.

Fun Fact 4: Will Smith's mother and father got a divorce when he was 13 years old. His mother was on a board of administration for a school and his father was a refrigeration engineer.

Fun Fact 5: Will Smith had a love for acting and his career really lifted off when he began starring in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' in 1990. The production ran until 1996. Will's first major film role was in 'Bad Boys' with Martin Lawrence in 1995.

Fun Fact 6: Will Smith has been awarded for his outstanding achievements. By 2014, he had been presented with 4 Grammy awards! He has also been nominated for Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

Fun Fact 7: Will Smith has starred in movies alongside his children, his first appearance was with his son Jaden in 'The Pursuit of Happyness' and again more recently in 'After Earth'. He has starred with his daughter Willow in the hit film 'I Am Legend'.

Fun Fact 8: Fame came late on in the 1980's for Will Smith when he paired up with DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeffrey Townes) and joined Ready Rock C record label. They won their first Grammy Award in 1988 with a song called Summertime.

Fun Fact 9: Will Smith started rapping at the age of 12, he rapped with a comic element and told stories about teenage life without cursing. This particular type of rapping was a big hit.

Fun Fact 10: Will Smith's most famous catchphrase is 'Aww hell no!' He aims to include it in each one of his movies.

Fun Fact 11: Will Smith has starred in huge hit movies. He is most famous for his roles in movies such as Men In Black, Bad Boys, Hancock, Independence Day, Seven Pounds, The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, I Am Legend, The Karate Kid and Annie.

Fun Fact 12: Will has released four solo albums and five with Jazzy Jeff, just one of the albums earned him a Grammy award. He produced his last album in 2005.

Fun Fact 13: By 2014, Will Smith had played leading roles in 21 movies. 17 of these movies earned more than 1 million dollars each, making this famous actor the most bankable star worldwide (according to Forbes).

Fun Fact 14: Growing up and attending school, Will Smith was known for his wit, charming personality and sharp tongue. It was these characteristics that earned him the nickname 'Prince'.

Fun Fact 15: Will Smith was considered for the part of Neo in the Matrix, he declined and the part went to Keenau Reeves.

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