See her incredible journey from cute kid to stunning superstar
At just 17 years old, Skai Jackson is already a Hollywood veteran, and we can all agree that she’s been stealing scenes since she was a little girl!
In honor of her birthday, we’re documenting Skai’s cross-country journey. Check it out!
It all started back in New York City, where Skai started her career as a model:
Her personality dazzled everyone, and Skai soon began starring in national commercials, like this one!
After that, she landed guest starring roles on television series that filmed in New York City, including HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
But pretty soon, Hollywood came a calling, and casting directors loved Skai’s “Jessie” audition so much, they flew her to Los Angeles for an in-person meeting. We all know what happened next!
Here’s one of her first on-set interviews:
In 2013, Skai showcased her dramatic acting skills in the critically-acclaimed movie, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.”
And after “Jessie” completed its run in 2015, Skai reprised her role as Zuri in its spinoff, “Bunk’d.”
Since then, Skai’s transitioned from Disney Channel actress to mainstream superstar, but it hasn’t gone to her head. She loves giving back and using her celebrity platform to make a difference.
One of her favorite charities to support is No Kid Hungry, which works to end child hunger in America. “All kids should be able to have healthy food to eat and should not have to worry about when their next meal will be,” she says.
And soon, she’ll be a published author! Skai’s debut, “Reach for the Skai” is slated to be released this Fall. She’s also voicing Gloria Grant on “Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts.”
Skai has accomplished so much in such a short time and we can’t wait to watch her journey continue to unfold. Watch her share some amazing wisdom with us below!
Happy birthday, Skai!