8 Jada Pinkett Smith Roles To Remind You the New 'Gotham' Star Is More Than Just Will's Wife

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It looks like Ryan Atwood will have some company down in Gotham City. On Wednesday, it was announced that Jada Pinkett Smith will join the cast of Gotham , FOX's upcoming Batman-prequel series starring The O.C. 's Ben McKenzie as Commissioner Gordon. Pinkett Smith will play a character called Fish Mooney, described as a "sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book."

With a name and character description like that, Mooney is sure to one of the most interesting villains on TV next season. It's also exciting to see Pinkett Smith return to the spotlight, even in a co-starring role; although she made her name as an actress back in the '90s, she's best known to most audiences today as "Will Smith's wife."

To celebrate Pinkett Smith's return, let's take a look back at the 8 roles that made her star, long before she was better known as Willow and Jaden's mom.

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