Justice Smith | Biography 2021
Justice Smith | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Justice Smith
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality America
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Born Year And Birthday Aug 09, 1995
  • Age 25 Years, 10 Months
Cast of 'All the Bright Places'

Justice Smith | Biography 2021

Justice Smith played the role of Theodore Finch in the movie 'All the Bright Places' that premiered in February 2020. In an interview with CinemaBlend, the actor expressed that he believed in the script, and the character was something that he felt like a wheelhouse yet found challenging. "The way he pushes through his pain and I think he does it to a fault of like dealing with things on its own but I do admire in theory the idea of like…...Picking yourself up and pushing forward," he added, explaining what he found in him and his character common.


Quick Information
  • Full Name Justice Smith
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality America
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 09, 1995
  • Age 25 Years, 10 Months

Justice Elio Smith is a well-renowned American actor famous for his portrayal as Franklin Webb in the science fiction movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Theodore Finch in All the Bright Places, and Tim Goodman in Detective Pikachu.

Who is Justice Smith?

Smith is a versatile actor who loves to play diverse characters. Besides his appearance in movies and series, Smith had also done a few theatre plays. At 18, he got his big break in a Nickelodeon show, The Thundermans

In addition to being recognized for the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Detective Pikachu (2019), Smith received credit for his role in a Netflix series, The Get Down (2016-2017), and the ongoing HBO series Generation.

Smith is set to appear in yet another Jurassic world movie in 2022 and had reserved his place in the upcoming 2023 fantasy movie Dungeons & Dragons.

Early life and Education

Born on August 9, 1995, in Los Angeles, California, Smith graduated with a major in acting from Orange County School of the Arts in the year 2013. His parents Wayne Smitha and Duilla, are singers. While the actor's father was an African-American, his mother belonged to Italian and French-Canadian ancestry. The young actor has a big family. He has eight brothers and sisters, and he is the fifth of the total nine children in their family.

Smith started to write stories and scripts at a very young age. He was also passionate about acting from his early age. His parents supported his aspiration to become an actor. Smith was seen more inclined towards method acting. He would deeply remain in character until he got scared with the feeling that he was losing track of his real self.

During Smith's final year of high school, the National YoungArts Foundation ranked him in the top 1 % of young artists in the USA.

Early Career

When Smith was 15 years old, he did an Apple commercial and played a middle school news reporter speaking about wind turbines and how they were a fine source of electricity.

When he turned 18 years, he appeared in a Nickelodeon show, The Thundermans, which was his first big break. It was about a superhero family. He was cast in a couple of episodes as a drummer in the kid's band and shortly replaced. The show members didn't give any explanation but simply ghosted on him. However, within a week, he grabbed the comedy-drama film Paper Towns (2015). It brought him happiness as he got a significant part in his first movie. He played the role of Radar in the movie.

Movies and TV Shows

After appearing in Paper Towns in 2015, Smith starred in the Netflix musical drama series The Get Down premiered on August 12, 2016. The actor was also a cast in Brett Haley's romantic drama movie All the Bright Places in 2020.

In 2019, Smith played the role of Tim Goodman in Detective Pikachu, where he embarked on a journey to find out what happened to his father. He also appeared in the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018, playing the character of Franklin Webb, besides his appearance in Every Day the same year. 

'The Get Down'

The Get Down series aired from August 2016 to April 2017. The Netflix series comprised of 11 episodes. It's a story of four teenagers growing up in the Bronx neighborhood. Smith played the character of Ezekiel, one of the crew members in the group of South Bronx teenagers. The character Ezekiel was a sharp, resourceful teen overflowing with untapped potentials and unreciprocated love. "The characters these young actors play in The Get Down unwittingly become a band of brothers," said Baz Luhrmann, the creator of the series, in an interview with Variety in 2015.

As the series was based on the musical drama genre, Ezekiel was supposed to rap and do more poetry. So, the actor prepared himself for the role by watching relevant documentaries, listening to more music, and exactly copying them. He made himself connected with Poetry as he had done Shakespeare and Greek plays before.

When Smith was selected for the movie, he hadn't realized that he was the lead part of the movie until someone from the set informed him. He was surprised at that moment.

'All the Bright Places'

The movie premiered in February 2020. In an interview with CinemaBlend, the actor expressed that he believed in the script, and the character was something that he felt like a wheelhouse yet found challenging. 

According to him, sustainability was common between him and his movie character Theodore Finch. "The way he pushes through his pain and I think he does it to a fault of like dealing with things on its own but I do admire in theory the idea of like…...Picking yourself up and pushing forward," Smith told CinemaBlend. 

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