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Significant African-American Women in Entertainment

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith first gained major recognition in her role in the 1996 movie “The Nutty Professor” alongside co-star Eddie Murphy. She has since starred in over 20 different films of various genres, including “Scream 2,” “The Matrix” franchise, and the “Madagascar" franchise. In 2002, Smith formed the metal band called “Wicked Wisdom.” The band has opened for several tours like Britney Spears’ concerts in Europe in 2004. Smith is married to actor Will Smith and they have three children. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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