Jada Pinkett Smith has become a household name for her successful acting roles in The Matrix, Girls Trip, and Gotham. But her talents don’t stop there. From philanthropy to business, it seems there’s nothing this ambitious star can’t do. Many people may not know that Jada has achieved just as much success behind the camera as she has in front of it.
The multitalented actress made her debut as a producer in 1998 while filming the short film Blossoms and Veils. Since then, she’s produced over 15 films and television shows, including The Secret Life of Bees, Annie, The Karate Kid, and After Earth. In 2009, she tacked roles as both producer and actor in the television show Hawthorn.
Although she got her start within the entertainment industry, Jada is no stranger to the business world. She’s led several successful business ventures, including opening her music company and creating her own fashion label. She’s also a high-profile investor. In 2013, she made her first technology investment in Bipper, an anti-human trafficking startup. The app is used internationally to fight human trafficking thanks to investments from Jada Pinkett Smith. Her more recent business ventures include investments in Carol’s Daughter and Quidnet.
Since founding the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation with her husband in 1996, Jada has donated to causes such as education, arts, racial equality, health, and environment. One of her more notable donations was a contribution of $1 million in 2006 to her alma mater, the Baltimore School of the Arts. In addition to her monetary donations, Jada has also dedicated her time to helping suffering families in South Africa and Ethiopia.
These are just a few of the many impressive talents Jada Pinkett Smith has racked up through the years. We can’t wait to see what she does in the future!