Tuesday, December 12

Do you know Jada Pinkett Smith?

Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress and singer.

Pinkett Smith has appeared in such movies as "Ali," "Collateral" and the Matrix series. Most recently, she was the voice of the hippo Gloria in the animated film "Madagascar."

She hit the headlines yesterday when she donated $1 million to the high school from which she graduated and asked that a theater there be dedicated to one of her classmates, Tupac Shakur.

Tupac Amaru Shakur was an American rap artist, activist and a poet. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the top-selling hip-hop artist, having sold over 73 million albums worldwide

The Baltimore School for the Arts announced the donation for a renovation and expansion on Monday, and said it will name its new theater for her.

The donation comes from the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which is based in Baltimore. They had previously given $112,500 to the school.

Pinkett Smith wanted the theater named for Shakur because of the friendship they developed at the school. Shakur died in 1996 after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Source: Newsvine

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