Jaden Smith made his screen debut in the American sitcom television series ‘All of Us’ in 2003. He played the role of ‘Reggie’ and remained a part of the show until 2006. He made his first big-screen appearance in the 2006 Gabriele Muccino-directed American biographical drama film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ where he played the role of ‘Christopher Gardner, Jr.’ The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a major commercial success, grossing over $307.1 million on a budget of $55 million. He also won the ‘Teen Choice Award,’ ‘MTV Movie Award,’ and ‘PFCS Award’ for his portrayal of ‘Christopher Gardner Jr.’ in the film. In 2008, he starred as ‘Jacob Benson Jr.’ in the Scott Derrickson-directed American science fiction drama film ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still.’ The film, despite being panned by critics, performed well at the box office and grossed over $233.1 million on an $80 million budget. Smith became a recipient of the ‘BET Award’ and ‘Young Artist Award’ for his performance as ‘Dre Parker’ in the 2010 martial arts drama film ‘The Karate Kid’ directed by Harald Zwart. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and performed well at the box office, grossing over $359.1 million on a budget of $40 million.
In 2011, he appeared in the Jon M. Chu-directed American 3-D concert film ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.’ The film was a financial success and grossed over $99 million on a budget of $13 million. In 2013, he starred as ‘Kitai Raige’ in the American post-apocalyptic action film ‘After Earth’ directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film opened to a negative reception and currently holds an 11% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2016, he joined the main cast of the American musical drama television series ‘The Get Down’ as ‘Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling.’ The series was canceled after one season in 2017. He was next seen in television series and films such as ‘Neo Yokio’ (2017), ‘Nashville’ (2017), ‘Skate Kitchen’ (2018), ‘Justin Bieber: Seasons’ (2020), ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ (2020), ‘Life in a Year’ (2020), ‘A Man Named Scott’ (2021), and ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ (2022). Smith last appeared in the 2022 television special ‘Entergalactic.’