Gilbert Leslie Banfield was born on February 1, 1912, in Barbados and passed away on December 11, 1994, at the age of 82. He was raised by Gilbert Leo Banfield and Ella Paris. Gilbert was married to Marion Elza Martin and was the father of Adrienne Banfield. He was also the maternal grandfather of Jada Pinkett Smith, who is a well-known American actress.

Gilbert Leslie Banfield
Gilbert Leslie Banfield

Adrienne Banfield, Gilbert Leslie Banfield's daughter, was born on October 18, 1953. She is a Hospital Head Nurse who has been married three times. She is also a well-known actress and co-hosts the Red Table Facebook Watch Talk Show. She won a Daytime Emmy for her work as the show's anchor. According to a New York Times Syndicate story, her daughter Jada has some Portuguese Jewish ancestry through her mother Adrian.

Gilbert Leslie Banfield's Biography

NameGilbert Leslie Banfield

Nick Name Gilbert

Age: 82 Years Old

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Height: 5 feet 9 inch

Date of Birth1 February 1912

Date of Died: 11 December 1994

Religion: Christianity

Nationality: American

EthnicityBlack American

Marital Status: Married

SpouseMarion Elza Martin

Kids: Jada Pinkett Smith

Last Update: May 2024

Jada Pinkett Smith was born on September 18, 1971. She is Gilbert Leslie Banfield's granddaughter and the daughter of Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr. and Adrienne Banfield. Jada is a successful actress, dancer, singer, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman from the United States. She is most recognized for her appearances in "Gotham" (2014-2015) and the sequels of "The Matrix" (2003).

Jada was named after Jada Rowlands, a favorite soap actress of her mother. Her brother Caleeb Pinkett Smith is also an actor and writer. Jada attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She finished second in the Hal Jackson & Talented Teens International competition in 1988. Jada is the lead singer of the rock/metal band (Wicked Wisdom), who opened for Britney Spears on her "Onyx Hotel Tour" in 2004 and participated in the 2005 Ozzfest Tour. In 2006, the group published its debut CD.

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Jada backed Barack Obama's 2008 American Presidential Campaign. When Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, she and her husband hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Hawthorne earned an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2010. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2010.