actress, digital influencer with 37M+ following, fashion designer, stars in film Sheroes
At the age of 18, Skai Jackson has already been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Top 30 Stars Under 18 List, Variety’s Youth Impact Report, been deemed one of TIME Magazine's Most Influential Teens and was listed among EBONY's Power 100 honorees.
Skai became a household name after her starring role as ‘Zuri Ross’ in the Disney Channel hit series JESSIE as well as the spinoff series BUNK’D. Her performance earned Jackson a 2016 NAACP Award nomination in the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by a Youth.’
Other notable television credits include starring in THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, directed by Kenny Leon, HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, USA’s ROYAL PAINS, and FX’s LOUIE. Additionally, Skai has voiced various characters for DORA THE EXPLORER, BUBBLE GUPPIES, TEAM UMIZOOMI, KICK BUTTOWSKI, Disney XD’s MARVEL RISING, and DreamWorks Animation’s DRAGONS: RESCUE RIDERS for Netflix. On the big screen, Jackson appeared in Paramount’s G.I. JOE 2, Columbia’s THE SMURFS MOVIE, Warner Bros’ ARTHUR, and the independent feature films THE REBOUND and LIBERTY KID.
Skai is a passionate advocate for anti-bullying and is quickly becoming a role model for younger generations using her large following to stand up to bullies on social media. She hopes to continue to do so with her first memoir, “Reach for The Skai: How to Inspire, Empower and Clapback,” which was released last year.