Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Miss Jackson, Dunk, J, JJ
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Janet went to Lanai Road Elementary School in LA, California. Later, she attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California.
She graduated from Valley Professional School in 1984.
Singer, songwriter, actress, film producer, author
- Father – Joseph Walter Jackson (Talent Manager)
- Mother – Katherine Esther (née Scruse)
- Siblings – Joh’Vonnie Jackson (Younger Half-Sister) (born – August 30, 1974)
Janet has 9 full blood siblings – all older. The complete list is as follows –
- Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson (born – May 29, 1950) (Oldest Sister)
- Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson (born – May 4, 1951) (Brother)
- Toriano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson (born – October 15, 1953) (Brother)
- Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born – December 11, 1954) (Brother)
- La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born – May 29, 1956) (Sister) (Singer)
- Marlon David Jackson (born – March 12, 1957) (Brother) (Singer)
- Brandon Jackson (born – March 12, 1957, Marlon’s twin, died at birth)
- Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) (Brother) (Singer)
- Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson (born – October 29, 1961) (Brother) (Singer)
Her father Joe Jackson is her manager.
Pop, R&B, dance, funk, hip hop, new jack swing, rock, soul
A&M, Island, Virgin
5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
58 kg or 128 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Janet Jackson dated –
- James DeBarge (1984-1985) – Janet started dating another singer James in 1984. They eloped in that year and married on September 7, 1984. But, they split in the following year in March 1985 and the divorce was finalised on November 18, 1985.
- Rene Elizondo (1985-2000) – Rene and Janet started dating in 1985. After dating together for more than 5 years, Jackson married music director, Rene Elizondo on March 31, 1991. This relationship also saw an end, and they divorced on March 13, 2000.
- Q-Tip (2001-2002) – She was RUMORed to have dated American rapper Q-Tip from April 2001 until January 2002.
- Matthew McConaughey (2002) – Jackson met actor Matthew McConaughey in 2002 Grammy Awards. She had fling with him around February-March 2002.
- Wanya Morris (2002) – She dated musician Wanya Morris in April 2002.
- Jermaine Dupri (2002-2009) – She met music producer, Jermaine Dupri in April 2002 and started dating. After two years of dating together, the duo engaged on April 1, 2004. This relationship also saw an end on July 7, 2009.
- Lee Ryan (2004) – British singer, Lee, who is about 17 years younger than Janet was RUMORed to had fling with her in 2004, when they met at Sanderson Hotel in London.
- Wissam Al Mana (2010-Present) – After meeting Qatari-born retail entrepreneur, Wissam Al Mana in April 2010 during a hotel opening in Dubai, she started dating him in May 2010. After two and a half years of dating together, the couple engaged and married in December 2012.
Race / Ethnicity
35-24-36 in or 89-61-91.5 cm
6 (US) or 36 (EU)
She has appeared in Pepsi’s TV commercial and later in 2011, she appeared in a commercial presenting Nutrisystem’s “Success” program.
In the following year, she also appeared in Nutrisystem’s print advertisements.
Best Known For
Janet released her first album titled Janet Jackson on September 21, 1982 by A&M Records. It charted at #63 in U.S. and 44 in New Zealand. She was able to sell 250,000 total copies of the album.
Janet appeared in 1993 drama / romance film Poetic Justice for her starring role as Justice. Janet received 4 awards for the movie and 3 nominations.
First TV Show
She debuted with a variety show, named The Jacksons from 1976 to 1977. The show featured all the Jackson siblings except Jermaine. The show broadcast for only 12 episodes.
She takes the help from the trainer Tony Martinez.
Before a tour, she works out 6 days a week, Her exercise schedule is not made to spend countless hours in the gym. She does 30 minutes or even 20 minutes of exercises in a day, primarily cardio, and strength training. The workout’s main aim is to build her stamina for the dance numbers. Those workouts are short, but strenuous and sweating.
Janet Jackson Favorite Things
- Singers – Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye
- Color – Black
Source – IMDb
Janet Jackson Facts
- Famous singer, Michael Jackson (who died in June 2009) was her brother.
- She belonged to a lower-middle class family.
- If she weren’t into singing, she would have been horse racing jockey or entertainment lawyer.
- Jackson performed at Las Vegas Strip, which is at MGM Casino at the age of 7.
- She is the role model to the singers Britney Spears, Pink and Rihanna and so have influenced their careers.
- She has co-authored the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself in 2011.
- Her name appears in Eminem‘s song “A*s like that”.
- Visit her official website @ www.janetjackson.com.
- Want to hear more Janet? Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and MySpace.