Alpha Female: Jada Pinkett-Smith
I was over at one of my favorite places to hang, Baller Alert and came across a Jada Pinkett blog that reminded me to give her some pre-Oscars love sooner, rather than later.
Here’s a woman who has it all apparently–money, successful husband, and a viable acting career. I’d like to see her in more roles, tho. Jada started out as this skinny, little attitude girl on A Different World, or at least that’s how we remember her. She had some movie roles, and met Will, I believe when she guest starred on his show, The Fresh Prince. She didn’t leave the set empty handed to say the least. What a coup!
She didn’t know it then, or maybe she did, but Will was an excellent catch. Will’s career skyrocketed and hers kind of leveled off. She got back up with Woo (is that the name?) and my favorite alpha female flick, next to Frida, Set It Off. Lately, she’s been getting back out there with more wide-ranging roles. Good for her.
What’s even more is that she seems very self-defined and secure despite her small stature at barely above 5 feet. She has presence, a thing few women can master. You don’t learn that, you’re born with it.
One thing to note: When she met Will he had a baby mama. Jada handled the situation beautifully. She did what a true alpha female would. According to tabloids, she made “friends” with the baby mama and controlled the baby mama and Will. All three became some what of a “family” or at least on speaking terms. She took over. Jada wasn’t having that drama around for long and flipped it. She went thru this rock chick phase that was hard to grasp, but you know, from this blog’s perspective, it’s okay. An alpha female is unpredictable, complex, tequila one day, pina colada the next….
And her and Will’s relationship is described as “open”. Whatever is the case, if it works, it’s all good with me. But some critics say she wouldn’t be where she is if it wasn’t for Will. I nominate her for induction into the Alphanista Hall of Fame. Yay or nay?