Skai Jackson (born April 8, 2002) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie, and is currently starring in the Disney channel series BUNK'D.
Career & Early Life
Jackson was born on April 8, 2002 in New York City. She began her career as a child model appearing in numerous national commercials, including for Band-Aid bandages.
Her first major acting role was in the independent film Liberty Kid (2007), followed an episode of Rescue Me (2008) and the film The Rebound (2009). In 2009, she was cast member of the Nickelodeon pre-school animated series Bubble Guppies playing role of Little Fish. From 2010 to 2011 she guest-starred in the television series Team Umizoomi, Royal Pains, and Boardwalk Empire. She also had small roles in the 2011 films Arthur and The Smurfs.
In 2011, she was cast as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie. In 2014, she guest-starred in an episode of Disney XD's animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. In 2015, a new Disney Channel series Bunk'd, a spin-off of Jessie, was announced where Jackson reprises her role of Zuri Ross.
|2007||Liberty Kid||Destiny (age 3)||Independent film|
|2008||Rescue Me||Little Girl||Short film|
|2009||The Rebound||Museum Little Girl #1||Theatrical film|
|2009–2010||Bubble Guppies||Little Fish||Series regular|
|2010||Team Umizoomi||Unknown||Episode: "The Rolling Toy Parade"|
|2010||Royal Pains||Maddie Phillips||Episode: "Big Whoop"|
|2011||The Smurfs||Kicking Girl||Theatrical film|
|2011||Boardwalk Empire||Unknown||Episode: "What Does the Bee Do?"|
|2011–2015||JESSIE||Zuri Ross||Series regular, Main character|
|2012||Odessa||Odessa||One Episode has aired (so far)|
|2012||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Madison||Episode: "Only the Loan-ly/Roll Reversal"|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Roadblock's Daughter||Uncredited|
|2013||The Watsons Go to Birmingham||Joetta||TV movie|
|2015-present||BUNK'D||Zuri Ross||Series regular, Main character|
- Her full name is Skai Syed Jackson.
- Skai was the adorable singing girl in the Band-Aid Brand commercial.
- Skai is the voice of the Little Fish on Nick Jr’s “Bubble Guppies”.
- Skai has been in the entertainment industry since she was 9 months old.
- Skai plays Zuri Ross on Disneys’ new show “Jessie”.
- Skai is the voice of Isa on “Dora the Explorer”.
- Skai Jackson was born in Staten Island, New York and now resides with her mom in Harlem, New York.
- When Skai Jackson is not acting she enjoys fashion designing, Nintendo DS and playing with her friends.
- She has been in 30+ commercials and is most known for her adorable singing in the Band-Aid Brand Commercial.
- She appeared in an episode of Boardwalk Empire on HBO in 2011.
- She was raised in New York City and has a sister and a brother.
- Her parents got divorced.
- After her parents divorced, she stayed with her mother, Kiya Cole.
The gallery for Skai Jackson may be viewed here.