When Was Will Smith Born?

Will Smith

Where did Will Smith grow up?

Smith was born in West Philadelphia, the son of Caroline (Bright), a Philadelphia school board administrator, and Willard Carroll Smith, Sr., a refrigeration engineer. He grew up in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood, and was raised Baptist.

Does Will Smith have any disability?

Will Smith, the star in over 20 blockbuster films, attributes his success to dyslexia. Growing up, he struggled in school due to his reading challenges. But, he did not let his difficulty with written language discourage him, and decided to pursue a career in rapping after high school.

Did Will Smith grow up poor or rich?

Though most people believe he grew up poor, as in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air storyline, his family lived in middle-class West Philadelphia, and his father owned a refrigeration company. He was originally dubbed “Prince” because of the way he managed to charm his way out of trouble in school.