Ellen Smith is an American entrepreneur. She is known for being the sister of famous actor and rapper Will Smith.
Early Career, Family, and Education
- Ellen Smith was born on May 5, 1971 (age 52 years; as of 2023) in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, her father, Willard Carol Sr., was a US Air Force Veteran and her mother, Caroline, was a school board administrator.
- Ellen Smith shared her birthday with her twin brother, Harry Smith, who is currently the CEO of Smith Global Media. Besides, Ellen’s other sibling, Will Smith, is an actor and rapper and Pamela runs a boutique in Philadelphia.
- Owing to their parent’s better relationship, Ellen and her siblings had a troubled childhood. In a media interaction, Ellen’s elder brother Will Smith claimed about it saying, When I was nine years old, I watched my father punch my mother in the side of the head so hard that she collapsed. I saw her spit blood. That moment in that bedroom, probably more than any other moment in my life, has defined who I am.”
- As a consequence, Smith’s parents separated when she was only ten and divorced in 2000.
- For her education, Ellen attended Our Lady of Lourdes, Philadelphia and Overbrook High School, Pennsylvania.
Although we don’t have much information regarding the formal education of Ellen Smith, she has graduated from an esteemed university. Meanwhile, in 2004, after trying her luck in multiple part-time jobs, she started Dining with Divas, a private firm that caters to the betterment and success of women and their families in crisis or distress.
Ellen Smith: Marriage and Children
In 2004, Ellen Smith entered into a marriage with Dee Lawerence Downs. There are no details about her husband’s profession. Meanwhile, Smith likes to keep her relationship under wraps.
Ellen Smith is a mother of two, a daughter and a son named Sky. In 2013, Ellen’s husband, Dee Lawrence Downs, was arrested on the charges of explicit drug use.
Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts about Ellen Smith?
- Ellen Smith and her twin, Harry Smith, share the same birth date. However, the Smiths never revealed who among the both is elder.
- Smith is quite active on Instagram. Meanwhile, she often shares Instagram posts related to her lifestyle and family.
- Ellen’s father, Willard Carol Sr., was an alcoholic.
- Her husband, Dee Lawerence Downs’ drug addiction led to several troubles. Meanwhile, this also led to the impact of Ellen’s brother Will Smith’s career.
- Besides being an entrepreneur, Ellen Smith is a philanthropist.
- Ellen Smith’s brother “Chris Rock Will Smith slapping incident” was one of the most popular Hollywood controversies. Meanwhile, the controversy covers the incident at the 94th Academy Awards where Rock was slapped by Smith for his indecent comment to Jada Pinkett Smith, Will’s wife. Moreover, Ellen commented about the same and said, I’ve had conversations with him, and it really kind of broke my heart listening to the things he’s said he had to go through to get to where he is,”