Ranking All Of Will Smith Girlfriends On 'Fresh Prince'
He may not have been Jerry Seinfeld, but Will Smith certainly had his fair share of lovely beauties visit the Bel-Air mansion. Here, we've gathered together a list of the Fresh Prince's girlfriends from the entire run of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. From Lisa and Jackie to other Will girlfriends played by famous actresses like Pam Grier, Vivica A. Fox, and Vanessa Williams, they're all here!
Who did Will date on Fresh Prince? Lots of ladies, to be sure. Who could resist his charms? Whether for just one season, or an entire multi-episode character arc, there were lots of girlfriend characters who came in and out on Fresh Prince, but if you are trying to remember that one girl from that one episode (you know, the one who was a boxer maybe?) they are all here for your nostalgia fix and trip down '90s television memory lane.
So take a look at ladies that caught Will's eye and, yup, turned his life upside down. Which are your favorite Fresh Prince girlfriends?
- 12,016 VOTES
Nia Long As Lisa Wilkes
Fun fact: Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith's wife in real life, was originally supposed to play Lisa Wilkes, but she was too short. In stepped Nia Long, who starred as Will Smith's girlfriend-turned-fiancé, Lisa Wilkes.
Lisa is the girl who comes in and "tames" Will; he reforms from his womanizing ways to be with her. Their relationship makes Will believe in monogamy and true love for the first time, and he proposes. They almost get married twice - once in Vegas, and once at a planned ceremony - but they both realize that they have too many doubts to go through with it.
In earlier episodes, such as season two's "She Ain't Heavy," Long played the role of Claudia. When Long was selected to play Lisa Wilkes later on in the series, the character of Claudia was replaced by Raven-Symoné.
- 21,826 VOTES
Tyra Banks As Jackie Ames
Tyra Banks played Jackie Ames, one of Will's recurring friends on the show. Jackie and Will grew up together in West Philadelphia, and they haven't seen one another in three years.
Initially, Jackie is upset because Will hasn't called her in so long, but she eventually forgives him when she learns that he didn't call because he missed her too much. Jackie moves out to LA on a basketball scholarship for the University of Los Angeles. She gets a job at the campus store, the Peacock Stop, and hires Will to be one of her employees. Will reveals that he and Jackie once hooked up back in Philly, but Jackie maintains that they are still just friends.
- 31,366 VOTES
Elise Neal As WendyIn the season four episode "M Is for the Many Things She Gave Me," Elise Neal plays Wendy, the daughter of one of Uncle Phil's ex-girlfriends. She and Will hit it off, until Will is seduced by her mother, Janice.
- 41,229 VOTES
Lela Rochon As Cindy Norris
In season two, Will secretly starts working at a pirate-themed restaurant in order to save up money to go to the school dance with Cindy Norris, played by Lela Rochon. Uncle Phil offers to pay for him, but Will doesn't want to end up as spoiled as Carlton. In the end, Uncle Phil realizes that there's nothing wrong with a little hard work, and Will realizes that there's nothing wrong with accepting help from your family on your way to success.
- 51,260 VOTES
Vanessa L. Williams As Danny Mitchell
In season three, Uncle Phil has to back out of taking a pregnant Vivian to Lamaze class. Will reluctantly agrees to step in as Vivian's breathing coach, and the two head off to Lamaze.
During the class, Will hits it off with Danny Mitchell (played by Vanessa L. Williams), a pregnant sportscaster who invites Will to a game with him. Their day out takes a turn when Danny unexpectedly goes into labor.
- 61,291 VOTES
Garcelle Beauvais As Sandra
Garcelle Beauvais plays Sandra in season six, one of the two beautiful women that Will and Carlton take out on a double date. When they go back to the girls' apartment, Will and Carlton are in for a nasty surprise when they find out that one of them has a boyfriend... and he's huge! Fearing for their lives, the boys are forced out the window and onto the fire escape, where they have to be rescued by a crisis intervention team.