Talia Jackson bio: Age, ethnicity, parents, movies and TV shows

Talia Jackson bio: Age, ethnicity, parents, movies and TV shows

Talia Jackson is a famous singer and actress who became popular for her role as Jade McKellan in the Netflix series Family Reunion, Zoe in the series Station 19, and Dusty Gable in the TV movie Raised by Wolves. What is known about Talia Jackson family?

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Talia's role in the Netflix series Family Reunion signified a big break in the actress' career. How much do you know about Talia Jackson parents?

Profile summary

  • Profession: Actress, singer
  • Date of birth: 28 August 2001
  • Age: 19 years (as of 2020)
  • Place of birth: Madison, Wisconsin, the USA
  • Talia Jackson race: Mixed

Talia Jackson biography

She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the USA.

Who are Talia Jackson’s parents?

Her mother, Kelly, is a former model.

She appeared on the covers of such fashion magazines as Chic Diva, Vogue Mexico, Joy Magazine, and Novias Mexico.

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After Kelly left modelling, she got into writing. She also got into the movie industry as a film producer. Among her works are:

  • A Home of My Own
  • More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story

Talia Jackson father – Trent – is a former UW-Madison basketball star.

He met Kelly through a mutual friend.

They got married in 1992. In February 2009, the couple got divorced after 17 years of marriage.

Kelly took her kids and moved to Los Angeles.

Talia Jackson parents
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The acress has a younger brother, Armani Jackson. He was born on 25 October 2003.

He is also an actor. He rose to fame performing for Ready Player One, Grey’s Anatomy, the Last Witch Hunter, and Real Husbands of Hollywood.

In 2012, she acted alongside her brother in the movie A Green Story.

How old is Talia Jackson?

Talia Jackson age

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Talia Jackson age
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The actress was born on 28 August 2001. As of 2020, Talia is 19 years old.

Is Talia Jackson black or white?

What is Talia Jackson ethnicity?

Talia Jackson belongs to a mixed race. Her mother is white, while her father is African American.

The actress, as well as her father, faced some unpleasant situations due to her skin colour. While acting in Family Reunion, she had to delete her Instagram account:

When the show first came out, I literally had to delete Instagram from my phone because all of the comments on there were negative toward me in a sense. Like “Why is she so light?” “Why is she trying to play a black girl?” I’m not trying to play a black girl. I’m trying to play a mixed girl.


Talia got into acting when she was only seven years old.

Apart from acting, Talia also had another passion – love for music.

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When she was only eight years old, she received her first job. She performed during a couple of Christmas concerts with Andrea Bocelli and David Foster.

In 2012, she took up acting professionally. She played the role of Alexsia in the film A Green Story.

In 2013, she appeared in Disney English, an International Disney program, teaching English via short movies. The same year, she starred in the film A Snow Globe Christmas.

In 2016, she featured in Christmas All Over Again. In 2017, she starred as Dusty Gable in the comedy Raised by Wolves.

A year later, she became part of the series Station 19. In 2019, she appeared in the movie A Family Reunion Christmas and the series Family Reunion.

All that time, she did not forget about music:

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I used to write songs when I was growing up—I never really played instruments as a kid since I had terrible ADD that never allowed me to focus on one thing long enough to grasp it, so it was quite difficult trying to write on my own. I think that’s one of the big reasons I thought I could never be a singer. I always pictured these super cool, talented girls who had these guitars in their hands, and that just wasn’t me.

In July 2019, she released her first single – I’m not Jealous.

She believed in herself thanks to the Netflix series Family Reunion:

The turning point for me was when my show, Netflix’s Family Reunion, wrote an episode where my character sings, and we ended up shooting a music video for it. It gave me the courage to go forward with my songs. Last summer was the first time I actually wrote anything that got released. It was a big step for me; I was terrified.

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Thanks to her mother's support, she managed to overcome her fears:

Thankfully my mother had always seen my love for music—even when it was hidden behind anxiety—so she pushed me to put that first song [“I’m Not Jealous”] out. I hated the song. I loved it when I first heard it and released it, but I’m the type of artist who gets sick of hearing my own voice. It’s not a bad song; it just isn’t the type of music I love [to] make.

The following year, a few more Talia Jackson hot singles came out:

  • Piece of Me
  • Complicated
  • 5FIVE

The same year, she portrayed Jade McKellan in the series Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event.

Here is how the actress comments on her mission:

My goal is to inspire and influence my Gen Z peers through the work I am passionate about, acting, singing, and philanthropy. To encourage them to follow their dreams, no matter their circumstance. Dreams do come true! I’m humbled and excited to live them out every day and make an impact on the world!

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Talia Jackson movies and TV shows

Which of Talia Jackson films and TV series have you already seen?


  • A Green Story (2012)
  • Disney English: Friends and Family (2012)
  • Disney English: Animals (2013)
  • Disney English: Arts and Crafts (2013)
  • Disney English: Have a Snack! (2013)
  • Disney English: Let’s Have Fun! (2013)
  • Disney English: Move Your Body! (2013)
  • Disney English: My Hobbies (2013)
  • Disney English: My Pets (2013)
  • Disney English: My Things! (2013)
  • Disney English: Play Time (2013)
  • Disney English: Seasons (2013)
  • Disney English: When I Grow Up (2013)
  • A Snow Globe Christmas (2013)
  • Christmas All Over Again (2016)
  • Raised by Wolves (2017)
  • A Family Reunion Christmas (2019)
  • Awakened

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TV shows

  • Station 19 (2018)
  • Family Reunion (2019 – 2020)
  • Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event (2020)

Talia Jackson is a hard-working actress who is considered to be the rising star of her generation.

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