Pinkett met her future husband, Will Smith in 1994 on the set of Smith's television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Because of her height, the role went to actress Nia Long. Pinkett and Smith became friends, however, and she started her love affairs with him and claimed Will as her boyfriend in 1995. They finally married on December 31, 1997. About 100 guests attended their wedding at The Cloisters, near her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. They have two children together, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith.
Smith started her acting career in 1990, when she starred in an episode of True Colors. After that she made her appeared in many television shows and played as the television pilot for a supernatural drama titled Moe's World that was never aired. She also played roles in television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D and 21 Jump Street. Finally in 1991, she earned a role on comedian Bill Cosby's NBC television sitcom A Different World for the role as college freshman Lena James. She also played with Keenen Ivory Wayans in the film A Low Down Dirty Shame. She earned a huge salary from Hawthorne net worth of $100,000 per episode.