So, here is a rundown of Jackson family members who have done work in the entertainment field while getting an education.
While in elementary school, Janet's first acting role was on the popular 1970s sitcom Good Times in which she played an abused child name Penny who was eventually adopted by Fiona (played by Jan'et Dubios). Janet stated in her interview with Good Morning America that she started acting when he was ten years old. After Good Times, Janet moved on to do another popular sitcom from the 1980s known as Differ'nt Strokes and she played Todd Bridges' girlfriend, Charlene Durpey between the years 1981 to 1982.
At this time, Janet was not only a high school student but became a recording artist when she released her first album Janet Jackson in 1982. In 1984, she was on the television show called Fame playing Cleo Hewitt and in that same year, she graduated from high school and wanted to go to college to pursue a career as an entertainment lawyer. However, her father, Joe Jackson, had other plans for Janet. As we all know, she become the icon that world knows as Janet.
3T are the sons of Tito Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson and Tito Jackson Jr. (better known as TJ Jackson) and the brothers formed a group with one another.
While the brothers were doing their first album, Taj was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania (located in Philadelphia, Pa, supposedly) but eventually had to drop out. In 1995, the brothers released their first album known as Brotherhood and in 2004 released their second album, Identity. Eventually, while having hit albums and singles all over the world, the brothers graduated from the Buckley School.
Jermaine Jackson Jr.
His father was part of legendary music band, his uncle was the greatest artist ever and his grandfather, Berry Gordy (his daughter, Hazel is Jermaine Jr.'s mother) founded Motown records. Jermaine Jr. was destined to become a star.
While doing the made for television movie, he was enrolled into Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1995. He attended to Forham University in New York.
She is the daughter of Jackie and was first seen in ads for her uncle Michael's L.A. Gear sneakers back in the 1980s.
In 1991, Michael cast her as one of the children in his classic short film, "Black or White".
It was rumored that Brandi did some modeling in her teenage years. She eventually went to school and graduated.
She is the second child of Randy and was on a Disney show called Movie Surfers back in the 2000. She also did a guest spot on the Nickelodeon television show Zoey 101 in which she played a character name Tasha back in 2005.
The only daughter of Michael recently went on Ellen to talk about her first major movie role. The movie is called Lundon Bridge and it will be released in 2013. In the interview, she talks about school, playing sports and how she finds academics "boring".
Video of Jermaine Jackson Jr. in The Jacksons: An American Dream from youtube.com.
Video of Stevanna Jackson interviewing actor Johnny Depp on the Disney Show Movie Surfers from youtube.com.
The "Black and White" short film from youtube.com.
Video of Paris Jackson on the Ellen show from youtube.com.
Picture of Janet from 1982 from google.com search.
Picture of 3T from the 1990s.
Picture of the first album Brotherhood from a google.com search.
Picture of Jermaine Jr. with his father from 1981 from a google.com search.
Picture of Brandi in her uncle Michael's ad for L.A. Gear back in the 1980s from a google.com search.
Picture of Jaafar posing with the Jackson family dog, Kenya from blackcelebkids.com.