Dinner Speaker Bio
92nd DCAT Annual Dinner Speaker: Will Smith
As an actor, producer, and musician, two-time Academy Award nominee and Grammy Award Winner Will Smith has enjoyed a diverse career encompassing films, television, and multi-platinum records.
Smith’s vast filmography includes transformative portrayals of true-life icons in Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness and Concussion. He has headlined an extraordinary list of films including Hitch, I am Legend, I, Robot, Independence Day, and Men in Black I ,II, & III, Suicide Squad and most recently appeared in Collateral Beauty. He is starring as the Genie in the new version of Aladdin, currently in production in London.
He began his career as a musician selling millions of records worldwide before crossing over into television with the beloved Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In 1998 he, and partner James Lassiter, founded production and management company Overbrook Entertainment, which has produced numerous top film and television projects.
In addition to his artistic achievements, Smith is dedicated to working toward the advancement of communities and individuals through areas of Education, Sustainability, Empowerment, and Health through the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation.