Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born Jada Koren Pinkett) is an American actress and talk show host. She is best known for her supporting role in the sitcom A Different World (1991–1993) and as Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), and The Matrix Resurrections (2021). In 2018, she began co-hosting the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk, for which she has received a Daytime Emmy Award from seven nominations. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. Her other significant acting roles include her appearances in the TV series True Colors (1990), along with Menace II Society (1993), Set It Off (1996), The Nutty Professor (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Ali (2001), Collateral (2004), the Madagascar films (2005–2012), Hawthorne (2009–2011), Magic Mike XXL (2015), Bad Moms (2016), Girls Trip (2017), and Angel Has Fallen (2019). She also is known for her recurring role as gangster Fish Mooney on Gotham (2014–2017). Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2002, when she helped create the heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom, for which she was a singer and songwriter. Along with her husband Will Smith, she has a production company and has had 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! Furthermore, Pinkett Smith also wrote a children's book, Girls Hold Up This World, which was published in 2004, and landed at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list.