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Name: Willow Smith
DOB: 31 October 2000
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Claim to fame: Will Smith’s daughter and sassy superstar-in-the-making
- Willow was born on Halloween
- Her debut single, Whip My Hair, went platinum in the US
- Willow won a Young Artist Award for her performance in Kit Ketteridge: An American Girl
- Lady Gaga and Billy Idol are two of her biggest musical inspirations
She’s signed to Jay-Z’s label, had a platinum-selling hit single, toured stadiums with Justin Bieber, starred in four Hollywood movies and, at the time of writing, Willow Smith is only 10 years old! But with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith as her parents, little Willow was always going to be a big star.
Born in LA and tutored at home like her brother Jaden, Willow’s first acting role wasn’t too much of a stretch for her. She played Will Smith’s daughter in the 2007 Omega Man remake I Am Legend. The following year she starred in the feelgood tween movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl and did voiceover work alongside her mum in Madagascar 2. Willow also stars in the Nickelodeon True Jackson VP series.
Not content with movies and TV, Willow has followed her dad into the music biz. Signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label when she was just nine, she scored a top ten hit with her awesome debut single Whip My Hair in 2010. Lady Gaga’s director was roped in to helm the crazy video and Willow became a tween singing sensation overnight. She’s since toured with Justin Bieber, released her second single 21st Century Girl, complete with another crazy video, and has an album in the works.
Movie-wise, Willow is set to star in two forthcoming films produced by her dad – a remake of the classic Annie and the comic book adaptation Amulet alongside her brother Jaden.