Jada, who plays Chief Nurse Officer Christina Hawthorne on TNT’s new medical drama “HarthoRNe,” admits that she and her on-screen character both like to fight for the underdog.
Hawthorne goes to bat for her staff and makes sure they don’t fall by the wayside.
Actor Michael Vartan and Jada Pinkett Smith speak onstage at the 2009 Turner Upfront at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 20 in New York City.
Hawthorne gives Dr. Thomas Wakefield (Michael Vartan) a peculiar stare.
Hawthorne listens intently to her coworker.
Jada says that Nurse Hawthorne’s parenting style is unconventional and doesn’t quite mirror her family life or parenting skills.
Jada says that those who think women like herself and First Lady Michelle Obama sacrifice too much for their families have a limited perspective and don’t understand that women are the glue to their family’s foundation.
Mrs. Pinkett Smith works hard behind and in front of the camera and recently made her directorial debut with the film, “The Human Contract.”
Bold and beautiful Pinkett Smith graces the May 2006 issue of ESSENCE
Will celebrates his Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Jada and son and film costar, Jaden.
Hollywood power couple Jada and Will Smith grace the December 2008 issue and share their secrets to love and happiness.
The Smith clan with son, Jaden, and daughter Willow, bottom right, arrive at the premiere of “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.”
Jada admits that when folks talk about The First Family they say that her family shares a lot of the same qualities.
“The Obamas have put this on a worldwide level,” says Pinkett Smith. “I hope others will see them and be inspired and not that they are not the only image of this kind of Black family.”
Despite her success as a mom, wife and actress, the diminutive diva admits that she sometimes loses her way.
After more than ten years together, Will and Jada still only have eyes for each other at the premiere of “Kingdom Come.”
“Will and I try to walk the talk,” Pinkett Smith tells ESSENCE.com.