Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American child actor, rap artist, dancer, and the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, and he has also starred in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid. Smith made his film debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness as Christopher, the son of Will Smith's character, Chris Gardner. For his role, Smith won the award for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. At the 79th Academy Awards, Smith presented the awards for the Best Animated Short and the Best Live Action Short, along with acting nominee Abigail Breslin. Smith next appeared in the 2008 Keanu Reeves remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring as Jacob. In 2010, Smith starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 film. Smith rapped alongside Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the song "Never Say Never". Smith was born in Malibu, California. He is the half-brother of Trey Smith. Along with his younger sister Willow, he is homeschooled. Smith is of African-American, West Indian, Creole, and Portuguese Jewish