As an actress, producer, singer-songwriter and mother, Jada Pinkett Smith has stolen our hearts for years with her beauty, grace and incredible diversity in the entertainment industry and beyond. In the TNT drama series HawthoRNe, this one-woman wonder captures her audience once again.

Jada plays Christina, the passionate chief nursing officer at Richmond Trinity Hospital. With unwavering commitment to to her role, the actress exemplifies an everyday hero. But hasn't she always?
Rachel Cicurel: Were you able to draw on your mother's nursing history as inspiration for Christina's character?

Jada Pinkett Smith: I pretty much used my mother's über problem-solving skills. She is a woman that's quick on her feet, very organized and very dependable and trustworthy, and so I definitely used those qualities for Christina.


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