Jada Pinkett Smith came onto the scene in the 1990s and quickly established herself in the entertainment industry with a breakthrough performance in the cult comedy "The Nutty Professor." Since then, she has starred in more than 20 films, including "Girls Trip," which was the highest-grossing comedy of 2017. "Girls Trip" made history by becoming the first film produced, directed, written and starring African Americans to gross more than $100 million at the box office. Pinkett Smith is currently making headlines with her Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk," which she co-hosts with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne. The Emmy-nominated series is the highest watched show on Facebook.
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With film revenues exceeding $10 billion worldwide, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has solidified himself as a global box-office sensation. Following his early days as an athlete, Johnson made a splashy entrance in Hollywood with his first starring role in 2002's "The Scorpion King." Over the last 17 years, Johnson has appeared in more than 40 film and TV roles – he's gone from playing the tough guy to worldwide movie stardom. Recent career highlights include "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, HBO's "Ballers," "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," "Skyscraper" and "Rampage." In addition, he starred in the high-grossing live action comedy "Central Intelligence" and lent his voice to the Disney animated film "Moana." More recently, Johnson produced and starred in NBC's large-scale competition series "The Titan Games." He can be seen in "The Fast and the Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" in August, the "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" sequel in December and "Jungle Cruise" in 2020, all of which are produced by Johnson and his company Seven Bucks Productions. He's been widely celebrated and was most recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2019. He was also named to the Variety500 list in 2018, he was one of the NAACP's Entertainers of the Year in 2017, and he was People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2016.