14 of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Most Memorable Roles

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Most Memorable Roles

Pinkett Smith has been gracing us with her presence on the big and small screen since 1990. Back when she was rocking braids or a short cut and didn’t  Smith to the end of her name.

And just like her iconic hairstyles, her early roles were just as iconic. From her first movie gig to her first major TV show, check out 14 of Jada Pinkett Smith’s most memorable roles and let us know which role is your favorite of hers.

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

A Different World

Why it’s memorable: It was our first real introduction to her and she had an episode with Tupac which is great for all of us Jada & Tupac Forever fans.

 

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Menace II Society

Why it’s memorable: Her first movie and she killed the role of a young, single mother wanting a better life for her, her son, and Kanan

 

jada pinkett smith's most memorable roles

Woo

Why it’s memorable: It was her first leading role, which she starred opposite Tommy Davidson and she hilariously played the hell out of Woo.

 

Inkwell

Why it’s memorable: Seeing that she starred in Menace to Society and A Different World, Inkwell solidified that Smith was a versatile actress.

 

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Jason’s Lyric

Why it’s memorable: Outside of the deep and complicated love story, with one of the best love-making scenes.

 

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Girl’s Trip

Why it’s memorable: The movie was a great film and it reunited Smith with her Set it Off co-star Queen Latifah. Not to mention, Girls Trip is one of Pinkett Smith’s most memorable roles because she peed over top of a crowd of people…classic.

 

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Low Down Dirty Shame

Why it’s memorable: Peaches is probably one of the best sidekicks ever. She stole every scene she was in and while she wasn’t the lead, she made the movie.

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Set It Off

Why it’s memorable: It was one of the greatest movies ever, one of the greatest heist movies ever, and she played the hell out of that role.

 

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Matrix Franchise

Why it’s memorable: Pinkett-Smith joined an already successful franchise and helped continue the story. Her dominance in her role as Niobe is why this is one of Jada Pinkett Smith’s most memorable roles.

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Scream 2

Why it’s memorable: While she made the movie poster, she only made a cameo in the film…a very dramatic cameo.

 

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Hawthorne

Why it’s memorable: By the time Hawthorne came out, Pinket Smith was already lead in many movies but this was her first TV show in which she was the lead and titular character.

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Gotham

Why it’s memorable: Its the first time Pinkett-Smith played a lead villain in a show and Fish was no chump.

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

The Nutty Professor

Why it’s memorable: For me, it’s because of the wig. But also because she stands firm in her character while playing opposite both Eddie Murphy characters.

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Red Table Talk

Why it’s memorable: While she’s not playing an actual role, It’s her first talk show and it changed the game on Facebook with its raw, honest episodes.

 

 

14 of Jada Pinkett Smith's Most Memorable Roles

Ali

Why it’s memorable: It’s the first time she played  opposite her husband as one of his wives

 

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