American actor, best known for his leading roles in blockbuster Hollywood films from the mid 90s to the present. Started out as the rapping half of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.

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Why did Will Smith use his actual name in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Was there any particular reason why Will Smith used his own name for his character in the TV series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Maybe he wanted to get his name out there as an actor but still seems ...