- 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.
- With the release of her 2015 album Unbreakable, she became only the third artist (after Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand) to have a number one album in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.
- 1993, Grammy — Best R&B Song: Winner
- 1995, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
- 1989, Grammy — Best Long Form Music Video: Winner
- 1993, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
- 1997, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
- 2001, Grammy — Best Dance Recording: Winner
- 1994, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
- Jermaine Jackson — Brother
- Joe Jackson — Father
- Rebbie Jackson — Sister
- Jackie Johnson — Brother
- Rene Elizondo — Ex-husband
- Wissam Al Mana — Husband
- James DeBarge — Ex-husband
- Michael Jackson — Brother
- Jermaine Dupri — Ex-significant Other
- Randy Jackson — Brother
- La Toya Jackson — Sister
- Tito Jackson — Brother
- Eissa Al Mana — Son
- Katherine Jackson — Mother
- Marlon Jackson — Brother
- Birth Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
- Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, United States
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Music producer, Actor
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