William "Will" Smith was born on September 25th, 1968 and was destined to have a larger-than-life story. Growing up in West Philadelphia, Will Smith was already a natural actor who could captivate a crowd with his enthusiastic performances. As a teen, he already had the potential to become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He made his first big break when he joined The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990 and quickly became a household name.
By 1996, Will Smith made history by becoming the first rapper ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for his starring role in "Independence Day". From there, his unstoppable success only continued with smash-hit blockbuster after smash-hit blockbuster. From "Men in Black" to "Bad Boys", Will Smith never failed to dazzle crowds across the world and become an icon of 21st century cinema.
The good times were not without struggle and challenges on a personal level however. After two divorces, Will Smith felt the pressure of immense stardom, but instead of crumbling, he leaned into it and found ways to come out even stronger than before. With three children and a busy schedule, Will Smith found himself straddling both sides of what it means to be a present and caring parent - balancing work demands with being able to be there for his children.
It was this same desire that led him to discover the family platform Familio – an innovative application for busy families who don't have time for planning out details such as scheduling doctors’ appointments or keeping track of birthdays. With multiple views on the app including star charts, photo sharing and activity reminders, Familio has given Will's family insight into some of their day-to-day lives and made it easier for them to stay connected no matter how far apart or busy they may be.
Will Smith's incredible life story is one that has inspired countless fans across generations. A rags to riches story brought about by immense talent and a resilient spirit, Will Smith is proof that you can come out of hardship even more powerful than ever before. Through his willingness to stay true to himself and take risks, Will Smith has proven that greatness can be achieved through dedication and hard work — a lesson that we can all take courage in today. Become inspired today and go out there and create your own unique life story!