Willard Carroll Smith II was born September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia. He became known as rap artist The Fresh Prince, which led to the popular TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He starred in Bad Boys (and sequel), and in the blockbuster Independence Day. In 1999, he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix to star in Wild Wild West. He played Agent Jay in Men in Black (and sequels), and portrayed Muhammad Ali in Ali. Smith tried to stop an apocalyptic virus in I Am Legend, and starred as the superhero Hancock. Smith and his son Jaden played father and son in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth. He starred in the sports-drama Concussion and the indie drama Collateral Beauty. He played Deadshot in Suicide Squad. He currently portrays the Genie in Aladdin.