Janet Jackson

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
  • Birth Place: Gary, IN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/16/1966, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; music producer; actor
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Janet Jackson Fast Facts:
  • As a child, she aspired to be a jockey.
  • Began performing in her family's Las Vegas revue at age 7, doing celebrity impressions such as Mae West and Cher.
  • In 1979, she starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom New Kind of Family opposite Rob Lowe.
  • Nicknamed "Dunk."
  • Only member of the Jackson family to be nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Mattel auctioned off a special Barbie made in her likeness in December 2010, and the proceeds were donated to the Los Angeles charity Project Angel Food.
  • Coauthored the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, which was released in February 2011.
  • Janet Jackson Relationships:
  • Katherine Jackson - Mother
  • La Toya Jackson - Sister
  • Michael Jackson - Brother
  • Jackie Johnson - Brother
  • Jermaine Dupri - Ex-significant Other
  • Jermaine Jackson - Brother
  • Tito Jackson - Brother
  • Joe Jackson - Father
  • Marlon Jackson - Brother
  • Rebbie Jackson - Sister
  • James DeBarge - Ex-husband
  • Randy Jackson - Brother
  • Rene Elizondo - Ex-husband
  • Wissam Al Mana - Husband
  • Janet Jackson Awards:
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1989 Grammy: Best Long Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1993 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Dance Recording - Winner

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