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Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers and father lived an extravagant life ... See full bio »

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Poetic Justice
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(1993)
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(2001)

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 2017 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 January 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "All for You" - uncredited)
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stan-Dan Deliver (2016) ... (writer: "Rhythm Nation")
 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- ¡Elige al primero! (2016) ... (writer: "Together Again")
 2016 Southside with You (performer: "Miss You Much")
  Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Sinned Against (2015) ... (performer: "BURNITUP!" - uncredited) / (writer: "BURNITUP!" - uncredited)
 2015 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Something Against You (2015) ... (performer: "Shoulda Known Better" - uncredited)
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1991 (2015) ... (performer: "Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Helen Mirren/Oscar Isaac/Wale (2015) ... (writer: "The Girls on Drugs")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Most Memorable Year (2014) ... ("Love Will Never Do (Without You)")
- Semifinals (2014) ... ("Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty")
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)")
- Round 1: Part 1 (2009) ... (performer: "Nasty" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 2011-2014 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Tested (2014) ... (writer: "Let's Wait Awhile" - uncredited)
- Puppet Master (2013) ... (writer: "Nasty/Rhythm Nation" - uncredited)
- Michael (2012) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
- Hold on to Sixteen (2011) ... (writer: "Control" - uncredited)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) (writer: "Poetic Justice")
 2013 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.98 (2013) ... (writer: "Poetic Justice")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994 - 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 1994 - 2004)
- Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar (2013) ... (writer: "Poetic Justice")
- Janet Jackson (2004) ... (performer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)", "Strawberry Bounce") / (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)", "Strawberry Bounce")
- Heather Locklear/Janet Jackson (1994) ... (performer: "Throb", "Any Time, Any Place") / (writer: "Throb", "Any Time, Any Place")
  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Queens Behaving Badly (2012) ... (performer: "Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty")
 2012 Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Scream") / (writer: "Scream")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.68 (2012) ... (writer: "Black Cat", "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" - uncredited)
 2011 Happy Feet Two (writer: "Rhythm Nation")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2011 Grand Finale (2011) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
 2010 For Colored Girls (performer: "Main Title" - uncredited)
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nolan Ryan #1 (2010) ... ("Polka Your Eyes Out")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (performer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately") / (writer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately")
 2010 Neighbors from Hell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Country Club Hell (2010) ... (performer: "Someone to Call My Lover")
 2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? (performer: "Happy Birthday to You", "Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing")
  The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #6.28 (2009) ... (performer: "All for You/Make Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Briggitte Reinholt (2009) ... (performer: "Nasty" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Top Four Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Nasty")
- Top Six Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Feedback")
- Two of 10 Voted Off (2009) ... (performer: "So Much Betta")
 2008 The Family That Preys (performer: "Rock With U")
 2008 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 1 - African Americans (2008) ... (writer: "Together Again")
 2008 Sex and the City (performer: "2Nite")
 2008 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Everybody Hates Gretzky (2008) ... (performer: "What Have You Done for Me Lately")
- Everybody Hates the First Kiss (2008) ... (performer: "Nasty")
 2007 Bling: A Planet Rock (Documentary) (writer: "Troublesome 96")
 2007 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2007: Auditions 1 (2007) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
 2003-2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 2 Showdown (2006) ... (writer: "Together Again")
- Top 10 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
- Top 10 Performance Show: Australian #1's (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2002-2005 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 8: Music Video Hits (2005) ... (writer: "Together Again")
- Top 12: Millennium Hits (2005) ... (writer: "All for You")
- Top 50: Group 7 (2002) ... (writer: "Again")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kvalprogram 4 (2005) ... (writer: "Together Again")
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (performer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream") / (writer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream")
 2004 Will & Grace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Back Up, Dancer (2004) ... (performer: "The Pleasure Principle" - uncredited)
  Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #6.12 (2004) ... (performer: "Rhythm Nation", "All Nite (Don't Stop)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rhythm Nation", "Together Again", "All Nite (Don't Stop)" - uncredited)
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2003 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #1 - Mein Pop-Idol (2003) ... (writer: "Together Again")
 2002 Janet Jackson Feat. Beenie Man: Feel It Boy (Video short) (performer: "Feel It Boy")
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- La caja de música (2002) ... (performer: "Escapade")
- Los comienzos son duros (2002) ... (performer: "Nasty")
 2002 Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Come on Get Up", "You Ain't Right", "All for You", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Trust a Try", "Medley: Come Back to Me/Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Medley: Runaway/Miss You Much/When I Think of You/Escapade", "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)", "Got 'til It's Gone", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Medley: What Have You Done for Me Lately/Control/Nasty/Boys", "Alright", "Love Scene (Ooh Baby) (Instrumental Interlude)", "Would You Mind", "If", "Black Cat", "Rhythm Nation", "Doesn't Really Matter", "Someone to Call My Lover", "Together Again" - uncredited) / (writer: "Come on Get Up", "You Ain't Right", "All for You", "Trust a Try", "Medley: Come Back to Me/Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Medley: Runaway/Miss You Much/When I Think of You/Escapade", "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)", "Got 'til It's Gone", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Medley: What Have You Done for Me Lately/Control/Nasty/Boys", "Alright", "Love Scene (Ooh Baby) (Instrumental Interlude)", "Would You Mind", "If", "Black Cat", "Rhythm Nation", "Doesn't Really Matter", "Someone to Call My Lover", "Together Again" - uncredited)
 2001 How High (performer: "Would You Mind") / (writer: "Would You Mind")
 2001 Janet Jackson Feat. Missy Elliott: Son of a Gun - I Betcha Think This Song Is About You (Video short) (performer: "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)")
  Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Familienprobleme (2001) ... (performer: "Whoops Now") / (writer: "Whoops Now")
- Fromme Finte (2001) ... (performer: "Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 11 episodes, 1987 - 2001) (writer - 11 episodes, 1987 - 2001)
- Episode dated 20 April 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "All For You") / (writer: "All For You")
- Episode dated 30 March 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "All For You") / (writer: "All For You")
- Episode dated 4 August 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "Doesn't Really Matter") / (writer: "Doesn't Really Matter")
- Episode dated 3 April 1998 (1998) ... (performer: "I Get Lonely") / (writer: "I Get Lonely")
- Episode dated 9 January 1998 (1998) ... (performer: "Together Again") / (writer: "Together Again")
 2001 MTV Icon: Janet Jackson (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Scream", "You Can Be Mine", "Nasty", "Control", "When I Think of You", "Interlude: Race", "Rhythm Nation", "State of the World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Scream" (uncredited), "You Can Be Mine" (uncredited), "Nasty" (uncredited), "Control" (uncredited), "When I Think of You" (uncredited), "Let's Wait Awhile" (Control - 1986), "Interlude: Race" (uncredited), "Rhythm Nation" (uncredited), "State of the World" (uncredited))
 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (performer: "Doesn't Really Matter") / (writer: "Doesn't Really Matter")
 1991-2000 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- 2000 Celebrity Special 1 (2000) ... (writer: "Together Again")
- Episode #7.11 (1996) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
- Episode #6.2 (1995) ... (writer: "Again")
- Episode #2.2 (1991) ... (writer: "Rhythm Nation")
  Flava (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Flava Featuring Mel G (1999) ... (performer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - uncredited) / (writer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.1 (1999) ... (performer: "Girlfriend/Boyfriend" - as Janet, uncredited)
 1998 Janet Jackson: Every Time (Video short) (performer: "Every Time")
 1998 Janet: The Velvet Rope (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Velvet Rope", "If", "You", "Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Control Medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done for Me Lately/Nasty", "Throb", "Escapade Medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Alright", "I Get Lonely", "Anytime, Anyplace", "Rope Burn", "Black Cat", "What About", "Rhythm Nation", "Special", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Got 'til It's Gone", "Go Deep", "Together Again" - uncredited) / (writer: "Velvet Rope", "If", "You", "Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Control Medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done for Me Lately/Nasty", "Throb", "Escapade Medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Alright", "I Get Lonely", "Anytime, Anyplace", "Rope Burn", "Black Cat", "What About", "Rhythm Nation", "Special", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Got 'til It's Gone", "Go Deep", "Together Again" - uncredited)
 1998 Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room (TV Special) (performer: "Let's Wait Awhile") / (writer: "Let's Wait Awhile")
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (performer: "Luv Me, Luv Me" - as Janet)
 1995-1997 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Graduation Day (1997) ... (performer: "You Want This")
- Another Friday Night (1995) ... (performer: "You Want This")
 1997 Family Plan (writer: "Betcha Can't Catch Me")
 1997 How to Be a Player (writer: "Nasty")
  The Chart Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Episode dated 16 November 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited)
 1995 Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special (TV Short documentary) (performer: "That's the Way Love Goes", "Scream" - uncredited) / (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes", "Scream" - uncredited)
 1995 Janet Jackson: Whoops Now (Video short) (performer: "Whoops Now")
 1994 Ready to Wear (performer: "70's Love Groove")
 1994 Janet Jackson Feat. MC Lyte: You Want This (Video short) (performer: "You Want This") / (writer: "You Want This")
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Again") / (writer: "Again")
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Again") / (producer: "Again") / (writer: "Again")
  Saved by the Bell: The College Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Pilot (1993) ... (performer: "Black Cat" - uncredited) / (writer: "Black Cat" - uncredited)
 1993 Janet Jackson: That's the Way Love Goes (Video short) (performer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 1992 Mo' Money (performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills (performer: "Black Cat") / (writer: "Black Cat")
 1990 Ghost Dad (performer: "Miss You Much")
 1990 Janet Jackson: Escapade (Video short) (performer: "Escapade")
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series) ("Nasty")
  Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "Rhythm Nation") / (writer: "Rhythm Nation")
 1990 Janet Jackson: Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Video short) (performer: "Love Will Never Do (Without You)")
 1990 NBA Superstars (Video documentary) (performer: "Control") / (writer: "Control")
 1990 Rhythm Nation 1814 (Short) (writer: "Black Cat", "Rhythm Nation")
 1989 The Royal Variety Performance 1989 (TV Movie) (performer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited)
 1988 Ladykillers (TV Movie) (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Nasty") / (music: "Nasty") / (performer: "Nasty")
 1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw (Documentary) (writer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately")
  Moonlighting (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Blonde on Blonde (1987) ... (performer: "Nasty" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 1986 Tough Guys (lyrics: "Nasty") / (music: "Nasty") / (performer: "Nasty")
 1986 Janet Jackson: What Have You Done for Me Lately (Video short) (performer: "What Have You Done for Me Lately")
  Fame (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- School Is Out (1985) ... (performer: "If the Lady Wants to Play", "Dream Street")
- Take My Wife... Please (1985) ... (performer: "If the Lady Wants to Play")
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II (1985) ... (performer: "Kids in America", "Dancing in the Street", "I Want You Back", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Fame")
- Tomorrow's Children (1985) ... (performer: "The Flesh Failures / Let The Sunshine In" - uncredited)
- Nothing Personal (1984) ... (performer: "Dream Street", "Somebody Blast the Music")
 1977-1978 Good Times (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- The Traveling Christmas (1978) ... (performer: "Steam Heat" - uncredited)
- That's Entertainment, Evans Style (1978) ... (performer: "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" - uncredited)
- The Evans Get Involved: Part 2 (1977) ... (performer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
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Music video: "I Want You" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 37 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 100 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Luther and Janet | Janet

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me. See more »

Trivia:

Her 1986 song "Nasty" was inspired by a bit of ancient Roman graffiti: VIRGULA TERTIO SU: INDECENS ES. ("Virgula to Teritus: You are a nasty boy"). See more »

Trademark:

Her bright smile See more »

Nickname:

Dunk See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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