Began collaborating on rap music with musician Jeffrey Townes (aka 'DJ Jazzy Jeff').
Appeared in his first film, a bit part as a pollster in "The Imagemaker."
Released the double album <i>He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper</i> with DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Produced and performed song "Jazzy's in the House" for feature "License to Drive."
Landed his first significant role in a feature film in "Where the Day Takes You."
Teamed with Tommy Lee Jones in the comedy "Men in Black," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
With childhood friend James Lassiter, formed Overbrook Entertainment, which soon landed a production deal at Universal.
Played a labor lawyer targeted by government agents in the thriller "Enemy of the State," marking his first screen appearance opposite Jon Voight.
Reteamed with Sonnenfeld to portray James West in the big screen version of "Wild Wild West."
Played a mysterious golf caddy in the period drama "The Legend of Bagger Vance," co-starring Matt Damon and directed by Robert Redford.
Reteamed with Tommy Lee Jones for "Men in Black II."
Guest starred on an episode of the UPN comedy "All Of Us," which he also executive produced.
Voiced the character of Oscar in the animated feature "Shark Tale."
Produced and co-starred with real life son Jaden Smith in "Pursuit of Happyness," a true rags-to-riches story based on the life of Chris Gardner, earning Smith Golden Globe, SAG, and Oscar nominations.
Co-starred with Charlize Theron in the superhero-themed "Hancock."
Played a suicidal IRS agent trying to help seven strangers in the drama "Seven Pounds."
Was nominated for the 2008 People¿s Choice Award for Favorite Male Star.
Reprised his role of Agent J in "Men in Black III," re-teaming with director Barry Sonnenfeld and co-star Tommy Lee Jones.