Career: Jada’s first leading role was in the 1996 film The Nutty Professor, alongside Eddie Murphy. In 1997 she appeared in Scream 2, but is best known for her playing Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. She made her directorial debut with The Human Contract, which she also wrote and acted in. Since 2009 she has starred in medical drama Hawthorne, for which she is also executive producer.
Relationships: She met Will Smith in 1990 on the set of his TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air when she auditioned to play his girlfriend. She was considered to be too short, but they got together in real life and married on 31st December 1997. They have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, born 8th July 1998, and Willow Camille Reign Smith, born 31st October 2000.
FYI: Under the stage name Jada Koren, she formed the metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. They released their debut album in 2006 and have also toured with Britney Spears and performed at Ozzfest.