Adrienne-Banfield-Norris
Adrienne Banfield-Norris | Biography

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  • Full Name Adrienne Gammy Banfield-Norris
  • Nickname Adrienne Banfield-Norris
  • Occupation Television Personality
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Date Oct 18, 1953
  • Age 68 Years, 11 Months
Mother of Actress Jada Pinkett Smith

Adrienne Banfield-Norris | Biography

Co-host of 'Red Table Talk'

Before getting married to Rodney Norris, she had three husbands. Her first marriage was with Robsol Pinkett Jr, who ran a construction company at 17 years old. Then, Banfield-Norris married lawyer Warren Brown in a ceremony at a local courthouse at the age of 27. After that, she tied knots with her third husband, Paul Jones, a telecommunications executive, in a traditional ceremony at Oakland Manor at the age of 44. Banfield-Norris's marriage with Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr. lasted only a few months before separating. The couple has a daughter named Jada Pinkett Smith, an actress.


Adrienne Banfield-Norris is the mother of Jada Pinkett Smith.

Who is Adrienne Banfield-Norris?

Adrienne Banfield-Norris is an actor, nurse, and TV personality. She is widely known for co-hosting the reality TV series Red Table Talk with her daughter Jada Pinkett Smith and granddaughter Willow Smith.

The talk show premiered on 7 May 2018 on Facebook Watch and comprises four seasons. The fourth season was released on 31 March 2021. Banfield-Norris appeared in 95 episodes from 2018 to 2021. 

In addition, she has also been featured in other reality TV shows such as Access Hollywood (2018) and Entertainment Tonight (2021). 

Besides, Banfield-Norris had an uncredited scene on her grandson, Jaden Smith's feature film The Karate Kid, alongside Jackie Chan.

Age and Early Bio

Adrienne Banfield-Norris was born on 18 October 1953 in the United States. She graduated first in her nursing school class from Coppin State University. 

Husband

Banfield-Norris has been married to Rodney Norris, her fourth husband, since 2016. 

Adrienne Banfield-Norris with her Husband Rodney Norris in 2021
Adrienne Banfield-Norris with her Husband Rodney Norris in 2021 (Photo: Instagram)

Before getting married to Rodney Norris, she had three husbands. Her first marriage was with Robsol Pinkett Jr, who ran a construction company at 17 years old. 

Then, Banfield-Norris married lawyer Warren Brown in a ceremony at a local courthouse at the age of 27. 

After that, she tied knots with her third husband, Paul Jones, a telecommunications executive, in a traditional ceremony at Oakland Manor at the age of 44.

Banfield-Norris's marriage with Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr. lasted only a few months before separating. The couple has a daughter named Jada Pinkett Smith, an actress.

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised by Banfield-Norris and her mother. 

Pinkett Smith studied dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She later attended the North Carolina School of the Arts for around one year before dropping out to pursue her acting career. 

Pinkett Smith's big break came in 1991 when she was cast in the television sitcom A Different World as a college freshman (1987). Then, after two years, she made her feature film debut in the 1993 movie Menace II Society.

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Besides, Pinkett Smith is also the host of the reality talk show Red Table Talk with her mother, Banfield-Norris, and daughter Willow. She has also appeared on other reality TV shows, including The Late Late Show with James Corden (2018) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2010-2019).

Pinkett Smith is married to actor Will Smith, with whom she has one son, Jaden Smith, and one daughter, Willow Smith. The couple also appeared together in Michael Mann's film Ali where she portrayed the wife of Ali, played by Will Smith.

Addiction

During an episode of the show Red Table Talk with her daughter Jada Pinkett Smith in 2018, Banfield-Norris revealed her past drug addiction, admitting that she 'abused drugs for over 20 years.'

In the same episode, Pinkett Smith said, "I think I didn't find out my mother was addicted to heroin until I was in my teens."

However, she celebrated her 31 years of sobriety in December 2021. Banfield-Norris also shared a video on her Instagram talking about the milestone on 22 December 2021. 

She said, "Today is my anniversary, my clean date. Thirty-one years, one day at a time."

Banfield-Norris continued, "And I've spent so many years in that insanity of active addiction, running in and out and just that revolving door, trying to get my life back together. That surrender was a struggle, but it was the surrender that was the beginning of the change in my life."

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