Jada Pinkett Smith was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of contractor Robsol Pinkett Jr. and nurse Adrienne Banfield-Jones.
As a teenager, she was friends with the later rapper, Tupac Shakur and both attended the same school, Baltimore School of arts.
The Hollywood actress got her first big show in 1991 when she appeared on with a recurring role in The Cosby Show spinoff, A different world.
Her career took off in the 1993 movie ‘Menace II society’ opening the way for her to feature in many movies.
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith got married on the eve of New Year in 1997. The couple gave birth to their son, Jaden Christopher Syre, and daughter Willow Camille Reign in 1998 and 2000 respectively.
In 2020 while on a relationship break with Will Smith, Jada admitted to having a romantic affair with August Alsina.
‘Me and my Alopecia are going to be friends…Period’
Jada Pinkett Smith first opened up on her alopecia diagnosis in 2018 during one of her talk shows. According to Jada Pinkett Smith, it was her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who suggested that her hair loss may be alopecia-related.
When she was first diagnosed, she shared that, though she’d seen several experts, no one had yet been able to find the source of her hair loss. “I’ve gotten every kind of test there is to have,” she said. “They don’t know why.”
There are three types of Alopecia; Alopecia Areata, Alopecia totalis, and Alopecia Universalis. Of the three, it seems Jada has the first. It is characterized by patchy baldness.
Alopecia is an autoimmune condition where the body consumes its own hair follicles, resulting in different types of hair losses.
In an Instagram video post, Jada showed her patches of bald strips that appeared on her head and admitted that it would be difficult for her to hide them.
She ended by joking that she was going to fill bald patches with rhinestones and make herself “a little crown.”