Skai Jackson is an American actress, model, author, and YouTuber born on April 8, 2002. Jackson’s career began in 2006 when she was on the popular kids’ show “Sesame Street.” Since then, she has appeared in multiple films and television shows. This made her so revered in Hollywood that “Time” magazine listed her as one of 2016’s most influential teens. A fantastic actress, she’s most famous for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom, “Jessie.” Join us as we celebrate her special day right here.
Skai Syed Jackson
April 8, 2002
Skai Syed Jackson is a popular name within and outside Hollywood. Her talent, gorgeous looks, and striking personality have won her worldwide fans. Jackson is a phenomenal actress, born on April 8, 2002, in Staten Island, New York. Her parents, Jacob Jackson and Kiya Cole, divorced a few years after her birth, and she lived with her mother. Jackson is African-American and Afro-Honduran. She is also an Aries who started her career very young.
Jackson started out as a child model and appeared in magazines and commercials when she was under four years. Some of the companies she modeled for include: Band-Aid, Pepsi, Old Navy, and even Coca-Cola. In 2006, Jackson appeared on “Sesame Street,” but her official film debut appearance was in “Liberty Kid” (2007). In 2008, she made a guest appearance on “Rescue Me,” followed by a cameo role in “The Rebound” (2009). She joined Nickelodeon in the same year. Jackson appeared in “Arthur” and “The Smurfs” in 2011 before getting the role of Zuri Ross in “Jessie” — a stint that lasted four years. Jackson also made it on the spin-off, “Bunked” (2015), after “Jessie” ended. She left the show in 2018 after its third season.
Jackson has had recurring voice roles in multiple Marvel animations. In 2019, she was cast in the “Panini” music video. She made her writing debut the same year with “Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback.” Jackson has done it all. She even appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2020. From animation to film and voice acting to entertainment shows, Jackson is a multi-talented star and a force to be reckoned with.
At five years old, Jackson lands a role in “Liberty Kid,” which is her debut film.
Jackson is cast as Little Fish in the Nickelodeon animated series “Bubble Guppies.”
Jackson is cast as Zuri Ross in the Disney series, “Jessie.”
After “Jessie” ends, Jackson’s role is reprised in the spin-off, “Bunk’d.”
Jackson releases her motivational book.
Why We Love Skai Jackson
She’s so cute
Jackson is as pretty as a picture. She’s cute as a button.
She plays interesting characters
Jackson is known for playing sassy roles, but she nails it every time. She’s a great actress who chooses great roles.
She fights for racial equality
Jackson refers to herself as the queen of exposing racism on her Twitter page. She advocates for racial equality.
5 Surprising Facts
She looks good in everything
Jackson has been a fashion star since childhood — her looks are always on point.
She looks just like her mom
Jackson is the spitting image of her mother, Kiya Cole.
She filed a restraining order
Following the harassment online by the rapper, Bhad Bhabie, Jackson filed a restraining order against her.
She became a meme
Jackson went viral as a meme in 2016 following a picture she posted.
She loves seafood
Jackson revealed that she would pick king crab legs as a meal for the rest of her life if she had to choose.
Skai Jackson FAQs
Is Skai Jackson related to Michael Jackson?
No, the movie star isn’t related to the King of Pop.
Was Skai Jackson in a relationship with Solange’s son?
From the pictures circulating the internet, it’s safe to say the pair were an item.
How old was Skai Jackson in “Jessie?”
Jackson started the show when she was nine and stayed until she was 13.
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