She has a younger brother, actor/writer Caleeb Pinkett.
Pinkett Smith has remained close to her mother and said, "A mother and daughter's relationship is usually the most honest, and we are so close." She also added: "[My mother] understood what I wanted and never stood in my way." She continued her education at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and became fully invested in pursuing her acting career.
Starring Paz Vega and Idris Elba, it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008.
She was considered too short for the part, but a real-life romance ensued.She moved to Los Angeles and stayed with La Vern Whitt, former stuntwoman, now producer and long time family/friend, who got her started in the industry.In Los Angeles, Pinkett Smith inquired about the choreographer position for the television series In Living Color, created by actor Keenen Ivory Wayans, whom she met through Whitt, but the job was already taken by Rosie Perez.Perhaps her best-known role to date is the part of human rebel Niobe in the films The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), sequels to 1999's The Matrix, and the related video game Enter The Matrix (2003).The character was written specifically with Pinkett Smith in mind.