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Leeah Deneen Jackson (born January 26, 1998) is an American teen actress, singer, chef, and dancer with appearances in films and television series and more than 25 commercials. She played the role of Haley in The Shield TV series. Leeah is presently a student studying "Sports Medicine" and "Film".

Leeah D. Jackson
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Leeah D Jackson, 2016
Born
Leeah Deneen Jackson

(1998-01-26) January 26, 1998 (age 21)
Nationality United States
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
  • songwriter
Years active2001–present
Known forThe Shield
Boston Public
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Websiteleeahdjackson.wixsite.com/cookin4reel

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Life and careerEdit

Jackson was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Towana Taylor-Jackson, and Clarence Jackson Jr. Her grandfather is Clarence Jackson, who is the brother of Henry Jackson Jr. aka Henry Armstrong. The family moved to California to pursue her brother Henry E. Taylor III's career. She is the youngest sibling of 4, LaKia, FaTina, and Henry. A great-niece of professional boxer Henry Jackson Jr. (aka "Henry Armstrong")[1] and fourth cousin of Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday.[2] She claims multi-ethnic ancestry, including "African American, "Creole" and "Irish", among others.

Leeah D. Jackson is an actor, dancer, rapper and BMI songwriter. She began her career when she was 3 years old.[3] appearing in television,print advertisements, commercials for companies such as McDonald's, Epson Printer, Kmart, General Motors,[4] HomeTown Buffet and much more.

Her television and film appearances include The Shield, Boston Public, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC Family - HBO Jam, A Mother's Choice, and In The Hive, and music videos for Mindless Behavior's "Girls Talkin' Bout", The Rangers' "Pretty Girl Shake It", Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair", Cori B's "SMH", and Motion City Soundtrack's "Her World Destroys My Planet".[citation needed]

She sang for Michael Jackson at his 45th birthday party. Her latest project was her recorded single, "HeadPhones", which she co-wrote. She is reportedly attending college to pursue a career in Sports Medicine and is working on her cooking show, Cooking 4 Reel [5]

FilmographyEdit

Film and televisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 HBO Family Jammy Friend Minor Role
2003 The Appointment Katie Short Film
2004 Boston Public Lydia Chapter Seventy-Eight
2006 The Shield Haley 1 episode
2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Fun Girl Hack-A-Shaq 1 episode
2007 The Maury Povich Show Most Talented Kids Rapper
2008 Nadia Geller |Date My House Date My House Episode #1.3
2010 Flip The Script Kids Entertainer Composer
2010 A Mother's Choice Leeah D. Composer
2010 A Mother's Choice Leeah Main Role
2012 Behind The Talent A Mother's Choice Herself TV Series
2012 A Mother's Choice The Ultimatum Leeah Main Role
2012 The Hive Prison Visitor TV Movie
2013 FTS Kids Radio Show Leeah TV Mini-Series
2015 Love Not Equal To LA Dancer Short Film

DiscographyEdit

  • Headphones (2012) [6] aka Leeah D.
  • Flaunt it (2010) [7]
  • My S.W.A.G.G. (2010) [8]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Shorty Awards Best Content Producers on Social Media "Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Tumblr" Nominated
2013 Young Artist Award Best Actress in a Short Film - Lead Young Actress A Mother's Choice the Ultimatum Nominated [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Armstrong Family (2009). "Biography of Henry Armstrong". Official Henry Armstrong Website. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ "Biography of Billie Holiday". IMDb.com.
  3. ^ Taffetdesign. "HBO Family Jam". Youtube.
  4. ^ McCannErickson. "Onstar StabilityTrack". Youtube.
  5. ^ Leeah D. "Cookin 4 Reel". Cookin4reel. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Leeah D. "HeadPhones". Appl itunes Website.
  7. ^ "Hot100Music Leeah D Music: Leeah D on Maury's Most Talentd Kids".
  8. ^ "Artist Leeah D". Hot100Music.
  9. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013.

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