Ever heard of Skai Jackson? Yeah, it’s the same one you know that we are talking about. She is an American child actress and the Zuri Ross in Disney Channels show, Jessie. Her passion for acting started since when she was four and she considers acting as something she would be doing for the rest of her life.
Her contact with the media world dated back to when she was still a baby, appearing as a child model in several TV commercials. She got her break in 2007 when she appeared in the independent movie Liberty Kid but her role as Zuri Ross in the TV series Jessie brought her to fame.
She has appeared in many other movies which include Rescue Me, The Rebound, Arthur, Ultimate Spider-Man and The Smurfs and in different television series such as Royal Pains, Sesame Street, and Boardwalk Empire. Skai was the voice character of Isa the iguana from the cartoon Dora The Explorer and Little Fish on Nick Jr’s Bubble Guppies.
This cutie has also appeared along with some biggest names in Hollywood. In 2013, she appeared with Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, and Adrianne Palicki, as Roadblock’s daughter in a thriller/action film G.I. Joe: Retaliation. She currently stars in the Disney’s series Bunk’d alongside Peyton List, Karan Brar, Miranda May and Nina Lu.
She has a good head on her shoulders at such a young age and she plans to be a movie director and producer in future. Skai was Image Awards nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series).
She was bullied for being short and admonishes every child who is bullied to talk to an adult and learn to stand up for themselves. Her height is 4′ 11″ which is going to increase in future considering that she is still very young.
She may be teeny but never gives in to intimidations or to her haters and would always come out stronger than they expected her to be, leaving them singing her praise and trailing behind her. She stands for the right cause and is courageous enough to point out the wrong facts. Skai believes she had a career before Disney and sure will after and told Azealia Banks who tongue lashed her after making a racist and homophobic comment on Twitter so. Such a strong spirited girl. Banks sure got the wow of her life.
Skai Jackson is in love with fashion and is creating a revolution in the fashion industry. She is seen donning expensive and trendy clothes on her social media platforms, award functions or any red carpet event. In the future, she would like to have her own fashion line or work with a big fashion company.
Skai Jackson Bio, Parents
Our adorable actress was born on 8 April 2002 in New York City, New York, United States. She is of American nationality and black ethnicity. She was given the name Skai Syed Jackson by her parents Jacob Jackson and Kiya Cole who got divorced when she was a child and she has lived with her mom ever since with her two sisters, Aurora and Nala.
Her mother has been instrumental in her involvement in the entertainment world. When she was 9 months old, Kiya was told that her baby was cute because Skai really was. She sent her baby’s photos to two modelling agencies that took babies and got their approval but had to choose one. And baby Skai has never looked back from then.
Kiya who part-time manages her daughter said she is cool with her career and has never wavered about her going into the industry. She thought at least she will earn enough money to go to college. Skai was in New York but her mother had to move the family to Los Angeles after she auditioned for and got the role in Disney show, Jessie when she was 9.
Kiya posts her daughter’s impression and videos from her childhood on her YouTube channel and oversees Skia’s posts on her social media pages. Skia can confidently be called an Instagram star as she has more than 3 million followers.
She is very humble and loves to spend time with her family and friends when she is not acting. She likes singing as well.
Skai Jackson’s Brother (Trevor Jackson?)
Trevor Jackson is an American actor, songwriter, singer, and dancer. He was born on August 30, 1996, in Indianapolis to Cam Baxter and Kevin Jackson and has an elder brother, Ian. Trevor is best known for portraying Kevin Blake on the TV series, Eureka and Kris McDuffy in 2012 Disney Channel’s Let it Shine.
He appeared as Young Simba in the Broadway Musical, The Lion King and had his first television role at 14 on an episode of Cold Case in 2010. He won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series. His songs include Like We Grown, Drop It, Know Your Name. He is set to release an album, Mrs Jackson in March 2018.
They bear the same last name and so does the late hip-hop artist, Michael Jackson. Are they related then? No. Skai has two sisters while Trevor is the second son in a family of four. He came from the same town with Michael Jackson who inspires him in so many ways but that’s all. He described Michael as the perfect specimen of what a good entertainer should be.
Skai Jackson Net Worth
She is talented, skilled and hardworking which makes up the portfolio of a successful person. Talking about success, Skai Jackson has made quite a measure and this can be seen from her earning. She gets paid for acting and for sponsorships, ads, endorsements and featuring. At such a young age, she has made for herself an estimated net worth of $500,000.