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Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born April 3, 1998 and is an American model, actress, singer, and musician. She is the second child and only daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe.

She was born in Beverly Hills, California, and was named after the French capital city in which she was conceived. Her name was also from a promise that her father, aunt LaToya, and Kathy Hilton made when they were younger that if they were to have a daughter, they would name her Paris. She has one older brother, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (“Prince”) and one younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson II (“Bigi”).

Jackson was raised solely by her father, who received full custody rights following his divorce in 1999; Rowe had stated it was her intention and agreed upon with Michael that he would raise and have custody of the children. Reports alleged that the relationship was an “economic” transaction for Rowe while Jackson wanted a baby. She grew up at Neverland Ranch with her siblings. Her father made Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin the godparents of her and her brother Prince. During her childhood, she and her siblings often wore masks during public outings with their father to hide their faces from the public. Jackson’s father unexpectedly died on June 25, 2009, leaving her and her siblings in the custody of their grandmother.

Jackson enrolled at the Buckley School, an exclusive private school in Sherman Oaks, California, along with her brother Prince. There, she participated in flag football, softball, and cheerleading.

In January 2017, Jackson appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In March 2017, Jackson signed a modeling contract with IMG Models. Also in March, Jackson made her acting debut with a guest starring role on FOX’s Star.

Jackson made her feature film debut in Gringo in 2018.

She and musician/singer Gabriel Glenn formed a musical duo called The Soundflowers and performed their first gig at Canyon Sessions on June 23, 2018, with original songs “Daisy” and “In the Blue”. Jackson sings and plays the ukulele while Glenn also sings and plays acoustic guitar. The Soundflowers released their first self-titled EP on 24 June 2020.

It was confirmed that Jackson would make an appearance in the third season of the VH1 slasher television series Scream. Jackson will next star in Habit portraying the role of Jesus. Jackson also signed a deal with Republic Records. Her first single, “Let Down,” was released on October 29, 2020, as well as the music video for the song. Her debut album, Wilted, was released on November 18, 2020.

On April 22, 2021, it was reported that Jackson joined the cast of the tenth season of the FX anthology horror series, American Horror Story in an undisclosed role.

Jackson has said that she considers herself black and that she was immersed in African-American culture by her father.

By the age of 15, she had been an intravenous drug addict and had attempted suicide several times. She was then sent to a therapeutic school in Utah, where she spent her sophomore and junior years of high school, and which she originally credited with helping her overcome depression. However, in October 2020, Jackson revealed the school had actually subjected her and the other students to extensive abuse. The revelation came in response to Paris Hilton’s documentary This Is Paris, in which Hilton describes being verbally, physically, and sexually abused at Provo Canyon School, a therapeutic school in Provo, Utah.

She is part of the LGBTQ+ community. She wouldn’t consider herself bisexual because she has dated more than just men and women.