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Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (born April 3, 1998) is an American model, media personality, socialite, humanitarian,[4][5] and actress.[6][1][7][8] She is the second child and only daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe.

Paris-Michael Jackson
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson

(1998-04-03)April 3, 1998
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Actress
  • model
  • media personality
  • socialite
  • humanitarian[1]
Years active2003–present
Modeling information
AgencyIMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London, Sydney)[2][3]

Life and career

1998–2009: Early life

Jackson was born on April 3, 1998, in Beverly Hills, California,[9] and was named after the French capital city in which she was conceived.[10] She is the middle child and only daughter of singer Michael Jackson and younger child of Debbie Rowe. She has one older brother, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (“Prince”) and one younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson II ("Blanket"). Jackson was raised solely by her father, who received full custody rights following his divorce in 1999; Rowe had stated it was her intention and agreed upon with Michael that he would raise and have custody of the children.[11] Reports alleged that the relationship was an "economic" one; Rowe was in it for the money and Jackson sought a baby.[12] She grew up at Neverland Ranch with her siblings. Her father made Elizabeth Taylor[13] and Macaulay Culkin[14] the godparents of her and her brother Prince. During her childhood, she and her siblings often wore masks during public outings with their father to hide their faces from the public.[15] Jackson's father unexpectedly died on June 25, 2009, leaving her and her siblings in the custody of their grandmother.

2010–2018: Career beginnings

In 2010, Jackson and her brothers gave an interview for Oprah Winfrey alongside their grandmother Katherine and their cousins about life after her father's death. She and her brother Prince also accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards on their father's behalf.[16] She and her brother Prince enrolled at the Buckley School, an exclusive private school in Sherman Oaks, California.[17] There, she participated in flag football,[18] softball[19] and cheerleading.[20]

In 2011, Jackson signed on to star in the children's fantasy film, Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys, a story adapted from a book written by Dennis Christen. Ultimately, the film was not produced.[21]

Jackson, her two siblings and her grandmother Katherine made plans to put together a documentary film entitled Remembering Michael in remembrance of her deceased father. It had been hoped that costs associated with the making of the project were to be funded via contributing fans through the crowdfunding site FundAnything. However, due to the uproar from the fans and media sparked by this method, Katherine decided to shut down the campaign. In a sneak peek of the documentary, Paris remarked that her father had promised to teach her his famous dance move, the Moonwalk, but never had the chance.[22] Since the shut down of the online campaign, no further updates have been reported concerning this project.

In January 2017, Jackson appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.[23]

In March 2017, Jackson signed a modeling contract with IMG Models.[24] Also in March, Jackson made her acting debut with a guest starring role on FOX's Star.

Jackson made her feature film debut in Gringo in 2018.[25]

She and musician/singer Gabriel Glenn formed a musical duo called The Soundflowers and performed their first gig at Canyon Sessions on June 23, 2018, with original songs "Daisy" and "In the Blue". Jackson sings and plays the ukulele while Glenn also sings and plays acoustic guitar.[26]

On June 24, 2019, it was confirmed that Jackson will make an appearance in the third season of the MTV slasher television series Scream.[27][28]

Personal life

Jackson has said that she considers herself black and that she was immersed in African-American culture by her father.[29]

By the age of 15, she had been an intravenous drug addict and had attempted suicide several times.[10] She was then sent to a therapeutic school in Utah, where she spent her sophomore and junior years of high school, and which she credits with helping her overcome depression.[30]

On July 13, 2018, in response to a question on her Instagram profile about whether she is bisexual, she wrote: "That's what you guys call it so I (sic) guess but who needs labels." She later added to Twitter: "Everyone has known for years I came out when I was 14, WTF." and "How many times have I publicly referred to the community as 'my fellow LGBTQ+'? Like, even on stage. I've been a part of the community for years. I even mentioned having crushes on girls when I was eight in a magazine before. I've been caught kissing girls in public." Again, she added to her Instagram page: "And I'm not bisexual, I just love people for people."[31][32]

Jackson has a rare eye condition resulting in her having extremely blue eyes, and has been linked to Waardenburg syndrome which can also affect her pigmentation.[33] However, the condition does not affect her eyesight.[33]

In March 2019, TMZ posted an article stating Jackson had attempted suicide by cutting her wrists earlier in the month and was placed on a psychiatric hold. The story was picked up by a number of other media outlets.[34] Jackson denied the suicide attempt, writing to TMZ on Twitter "fuck you you fucking liars" and "lies lies lies omg and more lies."[35]

As of March 2019, Jackson is dating her fellow The Soundflowers bandmate Gabriel Glenn.[36]



2019The Space BetweenCory[37]


2003Living with Michael JacksonHerselfTV special documentary
Michael Jackson's Private Home MoviesHerselfTV special documentary
2009Michael Jackson Memorial ServiceHerselfA live telecast of the public memorial service for her father, Michael Jackson
2010The 52nd Annual Grammy AwardsHerselfTV special
The Oprah Winfrey ShowHerself
2011The X FactorHerselfLive Performance Show #6
The Ellen DeGeneres ShowHerselfEpisode dated December 15, 2011
2012Oprah's Next ChapterHerselfEpisode dated June 11, 2012
201759th Annual Grammy AwardsHerselfTV special
StarRachel WallaceGuest star (season 1); recurring (season 2)
28th GLAAD Media AwardsHerselfTV special
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonHerself
2017 MTV Video Music AwardsHerselfTV special
2019ScreamBeckyEpisode: "The Deadfast Club" (guest star)

Music videos

2016"She's Tight"Steel PantherHerself
2017"I Dare You"The xxTeenager
"Dragonfly"Nahko and Medicine for the PeopleHerself
2018"Rescue Me"Thirty Seconds to MarsHerself

Awards and nominations

2017Daily Front RowEmerging Talent Award[38]Won
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ModelNominated


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