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She is co-host of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk, for which she has received a Daytime Emmy Award. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.

Pinkett Smith landed her big break on the sitcom A Different World in 1991. She went on to star in films such as Menace II Society (1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), Set It Off (1996), and Scream 2 (1997) before her prominent contributions to The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and the animated Madagascar films. She returned to television with starring roles on Hawthorne (2009–2011) and Gotham (2014–2017). Her other acting roles include Magic Mike XXL (2015), Bad Moms (2016), Girls Trip (2017), and The Matrix Resurrections (2021).

In 2002, Pinkett Smith launched a music career as the lead singer and songwriter for the heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom. In 2004, she published a children's book, Girls Hold Up This World, which landed at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list. Along with her husband Will Smith, she has a production company and has producing credits in films, documentaries, and television series. In 2010, she earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Musical as a producer for the Broadway musical Fela!.

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CONVERSATIONS: David Letterman with Alex Honnold to be Presented at PAC NYC

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will welcome award-winning comedian and television broadcaster David Letterman in “Conversations: David Letterman with Alex Honnold”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

CONVERSATIONS: David Letterman with Alex Honnold to be Presented at PAC NYC

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will present award-winning comedian and television broadcaster David Letterman in “Conversations: David Letterman with Alex Honnold”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Television Academy Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Television Academy Foundation named six new members to its board of directors: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Emmy and Annie Award-winning animation writer and director; Mina Lefevre, chief content officer of television at Trending; Brian O'Rourke, chief production officer at TBWAMedia Arts Lab; Kimberly Evans Paige, EVP, chief marketing officer, BET.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 18th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 18th, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Five-Night Pay-What-You-Wish Global Concert Series Welcomes Audiences to the New Perelman Performing Arts Center

Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC), the cultural cornerstone and final public element of the World Trade Center site, will open with its first public performance on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

CONVERSATIONS AT PAC NYC to Feature Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith & More

Join renowned actors Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more at CONVERSATIONS AT PAC NYC. Engage in inspiring discussions and gain insights from these influential figures. Don't miss this enlightening event at PAC NYC.

Tickets On Sale Today For Perelman Performing Arts Center's Inaugural Season

Tickets for Perelman Performing Arts Center's (PAC NYC) inaugural season performances beginning in September are on public sale today, Friday, June 23, at 10 am.

Marlon Wayans to Debut New Comedy Special on HBO Max in March

Filmed at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Wayans delivers a hilarious hour-long performance, unleashing his spot-on impressions and fearless physical comedy to address one of the most infamous recent events in pop culture – “the slap” that took place at the 94th Academy Awards® ceremony. Watch the new video trailer now!

Jordan E. Cooper Launches Campaign to Save AIN'T NO MO' the Week of its Closing

Jordan E. Cooper, the youngest Black American playwright in the history of Broadway, has launched the #saveAINTNOMO campaign in efforts to prolong the show’s run and boost ticket sales.

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith Buy Out Performance of AIN'T NO MO

According to a post on Jordan E. Cooper's Instagram page, Will and Jada Smith have bought out a performance of AIN'T NO MO. The show has announced a closing date of December 18th.

LA Opera Launches New Legacy Ambassador Program

LA Opera launches a bold ambassadorship program to forge deep, authentic and longstanding relationships with diverse communities and the key thought-leaders influencing them.

Universal Pictures Acquires Westbrook Studios Action-Comedy REGULATORS Starring Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam (Bad Boys for Life) is set to star in the project, as well as produce as through La Industria, Inc., which he founded Brooks McLaren and D.J. Cotrona are attached to pen the screenplay. The two have already appeared on the famed Black List for their action-fueled script Fight or Flight.

Rip Michaels' FALL BACK IN LOVE COMEDY JAM Comes To UBS Arena At Belmont Park, September 18

Comedian, producer and TV personality Rip Micheals from Urban Eats & Treats and Wild 'n Out announced his newest event concept - Fall Back in Love Comedy Jam - starring Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, August Alsina, and more. Learn all about the event, coming to UBS Arena at Belmont Park including how to get tickets and the full line-up.

Cameron Graves Blends Comes to the Hammer Theatre in San Jose

Presented by Hammer Theatre Center and San José State University, the Black Cab Jazz series continues with progressive pianist Cameron Graves, who is taking the modern jazz scene by storm.

VIDEO: Emmy Meli Releases 'I Am Woman' Music Video

After lighting up the world with a much-needed message of empowerment, breakout soul singer and songwriter EMMY MELI has shared a very special performance video of her rapidly rising single “I AM WOMAN”. “I AM WOMAN” has transformed from a social media phenomenon into an enduring generational anthem, gaining 1.3 billion views on TikTok.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff & THE MATRIX Cast Explains the Film's Plot

After the film's premiere in theaters and HBO Max, the cast of The Matrix Resurrections explain the plot of the new film. Watch Jonathan Groff, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, and Erendira Ibarra explain The Matrix now!

VIDEO: Keanu Reeves Talks MATRIX RESURRECTIONS on DREW BARRYMORE

Keanu Reeves sat down with Drew Barrymore to discuss the latest installation in the Matrix series. He explained that, although mind games are present throughout the film, it is ultimately about love. The new film also features Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Priyank Chopra Jonas, and more.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks New MATRIX Movie

Neil Patrick Harris appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his role in the upcoming The Matrix Resurrections film. Harris plays the role of The Analyst, therapist to Keanu Reeves' character. The film also stars Jonathan Groff, Priyank Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and more.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks MATRIX & SPRING AWAKENING on COLBERT

Jonathan Groff sat down with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss his role in the upcoming film The Matrix Resurrections. Watch the new interview, in which he also discusses the Actor's Fund Spring Awakening reunion concert and its subsequent HBO documentary, working with Keanu Reeves, and more, now!

VIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff in the Trailer for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise. The new film stars Keanu Reeves, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more. Watch the new trailer now!

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