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Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, living in a lower class home with several brothers and sisters. Janet was the youngest. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers, and dad, Joe Jackson, lived an extravagant life in Los Angeles. ... See full bio »

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 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)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)")
- Round 1: Part 1 (2009) ... (performer: "Nasty" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Movie) (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 All Stars Drag Race (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)
  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 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")
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (performer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream")
  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)
 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 Movie 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")
  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")
 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")
  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: 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 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 ITV 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)
 1994 Prêt-à-Porter (performer: "70's Love Groove")
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Again") / (writer: "Again")
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Again") / (producer: "Again") / (writer: "Again")
 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")
  Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "Rhythm Nation") / (writer: "Rhythm Nation")
 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)
 1989 Nasty Boys (TV Series) ("Nasty")
 1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Nasty") / (music: "Nasty") / (performer: "Nasty")
 1987 Eddie Murphy Raw (Documentary) ("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")
  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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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nutrisystem's "Success" program. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 31 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 100 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Luther and Janet

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid. See more »

Trivia:

Is mentioned in Eminem's song "Ass like that" See more »

Trademark:

Her smile

Nickname:

J See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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