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.
*Red Table Talk not included in Youtube Video
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.
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
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.
Why it’s memorable: Seeing that she starred in Menace to Society and A Different World, Inkwell solidified that Smith was a versatile actress.
Why it’s memorable: Outside of the deep and complicated love story, with one of the best love-making scenes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why it’s memorable: While she made the movie poster, she only made a cameo in the film…a very dramatic cameo.
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.
Why it’s memorable: Its the first time Pinkett-Smith played a lead villain in a show and Fish was no chump.
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.
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.
Why it’s memorable: It’s the first time she played opposite her husband as one of his wives