OFFICIAL: Top 10 Celebrities from Barbados you never knew

7. Jada Koren Pinkett–Smith

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Actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman Jada Koren Pinkett–Smith’s maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Barbados.  Gilbert Leslie Banfield (the son of Gilbert Seward Hinds Banfield and Ella E. Parris).

Gilbert L. and his parents, who were black, were from Saint Michael, Barbados, in the West Indies/Caribbean. Pinkett-Smith has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996).

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