Why Famous: Achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince, before starring in the popular television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". In the mid-1990s, he moved from television to film, and ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films.
- 1997-12-31 "The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (43) weds actress Jada Pinkett (40) in Baltimore, Maryland
- 1996-06-25 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California
- 1998-09-10 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win
- 1999-09-09 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win
- 2000-01-17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win
- 2005-11-22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson win
- 2009-01-07 35th People's Choice Awards: Will Smith & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Christina Applegate win (TV)