JADEN SMITH (Kitai Raige) has been creating quite the buzz in Hollywood since he started acting. He was presented with the 2010 ShoWest Breakthrough Male Star of the Year Award for his performance in the retelling of the 1984 cult classic The Karate Kid, in which he played the title role opposite Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson. The film took in over $350 million worldwide.
Prior to that, in 2008, starring opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in the highly anticipated remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, the young Smith won the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor for his role in the science fiction film. He first wowed audiences with his heartfelt interpretation of a young Chris Gardner, Jr. in Columbia Pictures' The Pursuit of Happyness. This dynamic performance garnered Smith an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance, a Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role -- Male, a Black Reel Award, and nominations by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the NAACP Image Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.
Between films, Smith has appeared on the Disney smash hit TV series "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody." He debuted on television in the Smith family produced series "All of Us" at the age of five.
Smith is not only a talented young actor; he is also a philanthropist serving as a youth ambassador, alongside his sister Willow Smith, for the organization Project Zambi in conjunction with the Hasbro, Inc and the Hasbro Children's Fund. Project Zambi helps children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
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