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Paris Jackson
Born Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson
(1998-04-03) April 3, 1998 (age 20)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
  • activist[1]
Parent(s)
Family Jackson
Years active 2003–present
Modeling information
Hair color Brown[2]
Eye color Blue[2]
Agency IMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London, Sydney)[3][4]

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

Early life

From left to right Paris, Prince, and Prince II

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born on April 3, 1998, at Spaulding Pain Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, California. She was named after the French city in which she was conceived.[7] 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.[8] She grew up at Neverland Ranch with her siblings. Her father made Elizabeth Taylor,[9] and Macaulay Culkin[10] 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.[11] She has said that she considers herself black and that she was immersed in African-American culture by her father.[12]

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.[13] She and her brother Prince became enrolled at the Buckley School, an exclusive private school in Sherman Oaks, California.[14] There, she participated in flag football,[15] softball[16] and cheerleading.[17]

Career

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.[18]

In May 2012, Jackson made People Magazine's Most Beautiful list.[19]

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.[20] 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.[21]

In March 2017, Jackson signed a modeling contract with IMG Models.[22] 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.[23]

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.[24] Jackson refers to herself as "PK Dragonfly" in the band.

Personal life

In the aftermath of her father's death, her godfather, Mark Lester, gave an interview to the British tabloid newspaper News of the World in which he claimed that he was a sperm donor for Michael Jackson in 1996 and that he could be the biological father of Paris Jackson. He stated that he was willing to take a paternity test to determine whether he was the biological father.[25] Jackson's mother Debbie Rowe confirmed in 2009 that she underwent artificial insemination to be impregnated.[26]

Jackson was sexually assaulted at 14 by an older man she describes as a "complete stranger". This trauma, along with that of being cyberbullied,[27] drove her to attempt suicide three times.[7] After the last attempt, she was sent to a therapeutic school in Utah, where she spent her sophomore and junior year of high school, and which she credits with helping her overcome depression.[28]

On July 13, 2018, Jackson confirmed on her Instagram story that she is bisexual.[29][30]

On August 10, 2018, Jackson underwent surgery to remove a large abscess.[31]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Gringo Nelly [23]
Every Valley Loz the Cruel's mistress
The Space Between [32]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
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
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
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself Episode dated December 15, 2011
2012 Oprah's Next Chapter Herself Episode dated June 11, 2012
2017 2017 Grammy Awards Herself TV special
Star Rachel Wallace Guest star (Season 1); Recurring Season 2-
28th GLAAD Media Awards Herself TV special
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Herself
2017 MTV Video Music Awards Herself TV special

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role
2016 "She's Tight" Steel Panther Herself
2017 "I Dare You" The xx Teenager
"Dragonfly" Nahko and Medicine for the People Herself
2018 "Rescue Me" Thirty Seconds to Mars Herself

Awards and nominations

Year Type Award Result
2017 Daily Front Row Emerging Talent Award[33] Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Model Nominated

References

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  2. ^ a b "Paris Jackson | IMG Models". IMG Models. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2018. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Paris Jackson - Model". Models.com. 
  5. ^ Heller, Corinne (March 2, 2017). "Paris Jackson Is Officially a Model: Michael Jackson's Daughter Signs With a Top Agency, as Many Expected! | E! News". Eonline.com. New York City: E!. Archived from the original on March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Kratofil, Colleen (March 3, 2017). "Paris Jackson Signs with IMG Models". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Hiatt, Brian (January 24, 2017). "Paris Jackson: Life After Neverland". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media LLC. Archived from the original on January 24, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ Grigsby Bates, Karen (August 3, 2009). "Michael Jackson's mother gets custody of children". NPR News. Retrieved January 29, 2018. 
  9. ^ Legaspi, Althea (January 11, 2017). "Paris Jackson Blasts Joseph Fiennes' Michael Jackson Part". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media Ltd. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  10. ^ Weaver, Hilary (March 27, 2017). "The Most Fascinating Celebrity Godparents". Vanity Fair. New York City: Condé Nast. Retrieved September 3, 2017. Culkin was a close friend of Michael Jackson when the actor was just a young child star. Jackson named Culkin godfather of his daughter, Paris 
  11. ^ Couch, Aaron (June 7, 2012). "Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Explains Why He Wanted Her Face Covered In Public (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  12. ^ "I consider myself black: Paris Jackson". The Straits Times. Agence France-Presse. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  13. ^ Hinckley, David; Farber, Jim (January 31, 2010). "Grammys 2010: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson's kids, Prince and Paris, rule awards". New York Daily News. New York City: Tronc. Retrieved August 24, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Michael Jackson's Kids Paris & Prince Enroll At The Buckley School". Huffington Post. New York City: Huffington Post Media Group. October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ ABC News. "MJ's Daughter Dominates at Flag Football". ABC News. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Plays Softball". Yahoo! Music. January 20, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Paris Jackson Gets NFL Offer To Join Eagles Cheerleading Team". Huffington Post. New York City: Huffington Post Media Group. March 12, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  18. ^ Fallon, Kevin (January 30, 2017). "The Bizarre Story Behind Paris Jackson's First Movie". The Daily Beast. New York City: IAC/InteractiveCorp. Retrieved April 13, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Everything You Need to Know About Paris Jackson: Michael Jackson's Daughter". OK! Magazine. London, England: Trinity Mirror. July 23, 2012. Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  20. ^ Rosen, Craig (December 16, 2013). "Michael Jackson's Mother Seeks Funds for New Doc Featuring His Children". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  21. ^ Aiello, McKenna (January 24, 2017). "Paris Jackson Makes Magazine Cover Debut for Rolling Stone". Eonline.com. E!. Archived from the original on March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  22. ^ Jones, Jaleesa M. (March 3, 2017). "Paris Jackson landed a major modeling contract". USA Today. Maclean, Virginia: Gannett Company. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b Alexander, Bryan (March 9, 2018). "So how does Paris Jackson fare in her first film 'Gringo'?". USA Today. Maclean, Virginia: Gannett Company. Archived from the original on March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  24. ^ "Paris-Michael K. J. on Twitter". Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Jackson friend claims paternity". BBC News. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  26. ^ "Debbie Rowe: Michael Is Not Kids' Biological Dad, I Don't Want Them". Huffington Post. New York City: Huffington Post Media Group. June 28, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2018. 
  27. ^ Johnson, Zach (June 12, 2012). "Paris Jackson: Classmates Cyber Bully Me". US Magazine. New York City: American Media Inc. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 
  28. ^ Hicks, Tony (January 24, 2017). "Paris Jackson says Michael Jackson was murdered and she was raped at age 14". The Mercury News. San Jose, California: MediaNews Group. Retrieved January 25, 2018. 
  29. ^ Trock, Gary (July 14, 2018). "Paris Jackson Reveals She's Bisexual During Fan Q&A". TheBlast. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  30. ^ "Paris Jackson is bisexual". MSN. July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  31. ^ Tornow, Sam (August 13, 2018). "Paris Jackson Reveals Surgery for Abscess 'Almost the Size of a Golf Ball'". Billboard. Los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries. Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  32. ^ Hipes, Patrick (July 19, 2018). "Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film 'The Space Between'". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 24, 2018. 
  33. ^ Reed, Sam (April 3, 2017). "Paris Jackson Gets FiredUp at Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 

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