Willow Smith

willow-smithWillow Camille Reign Smith (2000-), better known as Willow Smith or simply Willow, is an American singer and actress.

Born in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of actress and singer Jada Pinkett Smith and actor, rapper, producer Will Smith.

Willow is best known for her role as Marley Neville in the 2007 film I Am Legend, in which she co-starred with her father, and her hit single “Whip My Hair” which was released in September 2010.

At ten years old (the time of this writing), she is an acting and singing sensation.

Willow has two older brothers, Trey and Jaden Smith. She and her brothers contribute as youth ambassadors to Project Zambia, raising awareness for orphan children stricken with AIDS.

Willow is currently signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label. Her first single, “Whip my Hair” debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. She cites Billy Idol, her father, Madonna, and Beyonce as her music inspirations. She describes her personal style as “punk rock meets preppy”. In her leisure she likes to sing, swim, and dance.

willow-smithWillow was the voice of baby Gloria in the animated movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. She has also starred as Countee in the first big-screen American Girl series movie, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Willow is set to star in the film Amulet in 2012, alongside her older brother Jaden.

Says rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z of his youngest act:

“[Willow] has a child’s innocence but she has a clear vision of who she is and who she wants to be…I believe in superstars. I believe in big records and in superstars and I think she has both.”

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13 thoughts on “Willow Smith

  1. Based on other music I like, I shouldn’t like this, but Whip My Hair is hot, I’m not gonna lie.

    I think she makes Justin Bieber look like a pansy in comparison.

  2. I heard this song (well, at least part of it) in a club on Thursday night, and I was so confused when this girl started swinging her neck all around out of nowhere. I might have to break down and listen to it.

  3. first of all, what a cool name. i haven’t listened to/seen the video of whip my hair yet (i listen to my ipod more than the radio).

    those smith kids are kick-ass. but honestly jada & will are pretty outstanding types as far as ambition, their ability recreate themselves & controlling their own hollywood destinies.

  4. I knew Will and Jada had kids, but this is the first time I hear about Willow’s career. I guess she’s talented and I hope she’ll grow up to be a smart lady who knows how to deal with fame (let’s face it, when you start really young, there are all sorts of dangers that not all people know how to deal with).

  5. temple, Willow is a cool name, isn’t? Jaden is cool too (notice how they are named after their parents? lol).

    Mira, she seems to be dealing with the fame well. She grew up in the spotlight, so I guess she is semi-used to it.

  6. I’m glad they (Willow and Jaden) are both normal-looking kids with gaps in their teeth, crooked ears, and chubby fingers. And they look so much like their parents! (I’m jealous–I don’t look like my mom or my dad.)

    I do like Willow’s hair best in the braids, but I know I’m square 😛

  7. Jasmin, lmao at your comments on their normality. Willow does look a lot like her father, with a swirl of Jada mixed in.

    I like her hair best in braids too. It gives her such a sweet look.

    ETA: I think she got braces and her gap is gone now.

  8. Hey at least Justin Beiber can play a instrument tell me, how many ‘pop stars’ can do that nowadays? It’s him and Lady Gaga.

  9. Justin Bieber plays an instrument?

    (Not that I know much about him, to be honest…).

    I think I still choose Willow. Plus, she’s younger. Give her some time. 🙂

  10. Say what you will about JBs music at least he got talent and don’t need auto tune like Willow (Who only to be fair gets the spotlight because of her dad, she’s a cute kid though)

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