On a birthday high

Sep 18, 2013, 00:21 IST | Special Features

Jada Pinkett Smith is known for more than just being Will Smith's wife. As the writer, actor and producer turns a year older today, here is some fun trivia about her:

>> As a child, she took piano, tap, and ballet classes.

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith

>> She first met future husband Will Smith while auditioning for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

>> She was voted by the readers of Black Men Magazine as one of the 10 sexiest women.

>> Jada made her screenwriting, directorial debut in the independent film The Human Contract and landed a voice over role in the animated series Madagascar.

>> Jada returned to television as the head nurse in TNT’s Hawthorne in 2009, which ran for three seasons.

>> A supporter of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, she and her husband hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo when Obama won the award in 2009.

>> In 2008, an unidentified woman alleged she had a three year affair with Jada and the only reason Jada hadn’t left Will was due to her children and
fear of ruining her Hollywood career. 

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