Skai Jackson has been working in the entertainment industry since she was a baby, 9 months-old to be exact. Many of Jackson’s fans know her from her most noted roles on the Disney Channel’s Jessie and Bunk’d. Yet, having grown up in New York City, Jackson had done an enormous amount of print work, over 30 commercials, guest starred on several television shows, did voice over work, and had appeared in several big screen movies well before she was booked as Zuri Ross.
In the latest issue of Cliché Magazine, Jackson talks about her journey to stardom and even shares on Instagram why her interview with the publication was important to her.
“A lot of people don’t know that I’ve been in this business for 13 almost 14 years,” she writes on Instagram. “I didn’t just pop out of nowhere. I wasn’t a meme first or a random girl who had a Twitter fight with someone else. I grew up in NYC with a single mom who gave up her job so I could at least make enough money just so I could go to a good college.”
Jackson goes on to add that contrary to some of the posts that she reads about herself on Instagram, “nothing for me ever came easy. I still get rejected for a lot of jobs. I’m just a normal kid like everyone else. I still have to clean my room, do chores around the house and get good grades.”
We see Jackson as one of the most recognizable and vocal young actresses on the Disney Channel, but just how does this amazing young starlet see herself? “My name is Skai, I’m 14 years old, I love my job, I love my mom, my family, my dog. I go to church on Sunday, I participate with charities, I have downtime with my friends, still get in trouble if I mess up. And no, I’m not rich. I just work hard so that I can be one day. Whatever your dreams are, don’t give up. Nothing worth it comes easy…it wasn’t easy for me. Love you all.”
To read Jackson’s full interview in Cliché Magazine, and find out what is next for this humble and sweet young lady, visit Cliche Magazine.