Jaden Smith Bio
Jaden Smith is making his mark in Hollywood as a fashion icon, talented actor, and musician. Jaden Smith made his big screen acting debut in “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2006. Starring opposite his father, Jaden won an MTV Movie Award in 2007 for “Breakthrough Performance” as well as universal acclaim for his nuanced and heartwarming performance. Other film credits include "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the box office hit "The Karate Kid", and "After Earth."
Jaden is an advocate for a cleaner world and was recently honored for his leadership and action on environmental issues at the 2016 EMA Awards with the “Male EMA Futures Award.” Jaden recently co-founded JUST Water, the most environmentally conscious water bottle sold commercially. The ethically sourced 100% spring water comes in a paper bottle that reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions by up to 74% when compared to traditional PET plastic water bottles. Additionally, the water is sourced in Glens Falls in Upstate New York where a unique trade partnership with the city is revitalizing the local community, restoring industry there by proving jobs and protecting the watershed.
Jaden is a Co-founder of recently started JUST Impact - a 501c3 focused on galvanizing direly needed early-stage funding for clean tech startups mitigating climate change. The charity works closely with and was a founding grantor of The Prime Coalition - a similar non-profit founded by Sarah Kearney (MIT’13) while she was attending The Sloan School of Business at MIT. Notably, JUST Impact and The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation made a recent Program Related Investment in Anfiro - a radically new reverse osmosis filtration membrane startup coming out of a MIT (Jaime Mateus). This breakthrough technology will significantly reduce energy load and cost in existing reverse osmosis technology making it more affordable for new groups to gain access to potable water.