Paris Jackson (actress)
|Born||Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson
April 3, 1998
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Parents||Michael Jackson (deceased)
|Relatives||Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (brother)
Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II (half-brother)
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (born April 3, 1998), commonly known as Paris Jackson, is an aspiring actress. She is known for being the only daughter of pop singer Michael Jackson.
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson is the only daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. She has one older brother, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., and one younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson II. She was born on April 3, 1998, in Beverly Hills, California. Jackson was allegedly named after the French city she was conceived in and both her father and paternal grandmother. Jackson was raised solely by her father, who received full custody rights following his divorce in 1999, although Rowe had stated it was her intention and agreed upon with Michael that he would raise and have custody of the children. She grew up at Neverland Ranch with her siblings. Her father made longtime friends and actors Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin, the godparents of Jackson 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.
Following her father's death in 2009, her grandmother Katherine was made the permanent guardian of her and her brothers, while Rowe obtained visitation rights. She made her first television appearance in the documentary, Living with Michael Jackson alongside her father and her brothers, although her and her brothers' faces were never shown. She was also portrayed by Brooklynn Proulx in the 2004 television biopic Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story.
Father's death and later events
On June 25, 2009, Jackson's father Michael died at his rented mansion. On July 7, at her father's memorial service at the Staples Center, Jackson spoke through tears for the very first time about her father with her family onstage, in which she said, "I just want to say...Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say I love him... so much."
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. She and her brother Prince became enrolled at the Buckley School, an exclusive private school in Sherman Oaks, California.There, she participated in flag football, softball and cheerleading until Jackson left the school in 2013.
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. She and her siblings were mentioned in her aunt La Toya's 2011 autobiography, Starting Over. In May 2012, Jackson made People Magazine's Most Beautiful list.
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. Costs associated with the making of the project was hoped to be funded via contributing fans through the crowdfunding site FundAnything. 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.  Since the shut down of the online campaign, no further updates have been reported concerning this project.
|2014||Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys||Lundon O'Malley|
|2003||Living with Michael Jackson||Herself||TV special documentary|
|2009||Michael Jackson Memorial Service||Herself||A live telecast of the public memorial service for her father, Michael Jackson.|
|2010||The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards||Herself||TV special|
|2010||Oprah Winfrey Show||Herself||All New! A World Exclusive: Oprah Talks to Michael Jackson's Mother, Katherine, and Visits with His Children|
|2011||The X Factor||Herself||Live Performance Show #6|
|2011||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Herself||Episode dated 15 December 2011|
|2012||Oprah's Next Chapter||Herself||Episode dated 11 June 2012|
- "Jackson's mother granted custody". BBC News. August 4, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
- "Michael Jackson's Kids Paris & Prince Enroll At The Buckley School". Huffington Post. October 27, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
- Yahoo Music: Michael Jackson’s Mother Seeks Funds for New Doc Featuring His Children