Willow Camille Reign Smith, popularly known as simply Willow, was born on October 31, 2000, in Los Angeles, California. She might be the daughter of celebrity parents, Will and Jada Smith, who are both actors and musicians, but Smith has created a name for herself in both these industries as well. She is a Scorpio of Bajan, of African-American descent, and has two siblings, Jaden and Trey Smith III. Smith graduated from Sierra Canyon School. Her acting career started in 2007 while her singing debuted in 2010. Read on to learn more about this amazing artist.
At seven years of age, Willow Smith’s acting debut was in the film “I Am Legend” (2007). She went on to appear in “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” (2008) before appearing in “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (2008), where she voiced young Gloria the hippo. By 2010, Smith kicked off her music career with the release of the single, ‘Whip My Hair.’ The single went platinum in the U.S., peaking at number two in the U.K. and 11 in the U.S. Smith went on to release more songs, including ‘Fireball’ (2011), with Nicki Minaj, ‘I Am Me’ (2012), and others before her debut E.P. titled “3” in 2014. However, Smith was only getting started. Her debut studio album, “Ardipithecus,” dropped in September 2015, and her second album, “The 1st,” followed in 2017.
Smith is indeed a young icon. She made Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens” list in 2017 and found a way to television by hosting the web talk show “Red Table Talk” with her mother and grandmother. So far, Smith has a discography featuring four studio albums, including her eponymous third album, “Willow” (2019) and “Lately I Feel Everything” (2021).
For her career in film and music, Smith has received several awards, including N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards, a B.E.T. Award, the Young Artist Awards, and others. Smith is a famous and successful young woman. Her personal life isn’t so public. However, she was romantically linked to Tyler Cole in 2021. She shares her success with her friends and family. Smith has never been married, nor does she have kids.
Smith makes her acting debut in "I Am Legend" with her father.
Smith releases her debut single, 'Whip My Hair.'
Willow releases her song, ‘3.’
Smith releases the album "Ardipithecus."
Smith releases her eponymous album, "Willow."
Smith voices Unica in the animated television series "We Baby Bears."
Why We Love Willow Smith
She’s a youth ambassador
Smith is a Project Zambia youth ambassador. She worked with this organization to assist Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
She’s breaking barriers
Smith is breaking the barriers in film and music with her phenomenal talents. She's a gifted young lady.
Smith is undoubtedly stunning. She’s fashion-forward and has a very unique look and style.
5 Surprising Facts
She is polyamorous
On Red Table Talk, Smith revealed she is polyamorous but doesn’t see herself having more than two partners.
She shaved her hair mid-performance
Smith shaved her afro while singing ‘Whip My Hair’ during a virtual concert.
Child Services visited her home
Child Protective Services visited the Smith residence after a photo of her went viral.
Willow does push-ups to help her combat anxiety.
She was Jay-Z’s youngest artist
Smith signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation at just 10 years old.
Willow Smith FAQs
Why did Willow Smith shave her hair?
The actress and singer made this bold step to prove she is done with performing ‘Whip My Hair.’
Who is older between Willow and Jaden?
Jaden Smith is older as he was born two years before Willow.
Who is Will Smith’s Ex-Wife?
Will’s ex-spouse is Sheree Zampino.
Willow Smith’s birthday dates