• Zoe Jackson (b. 1982) is an American movie producer
• She was raised in Los Angeles by her parents, actor/producer Samuel Leroy Jackson and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson
• She studied at Vassar College and the French Culinary Institute
• Zoe has won two of her seven award nominations, for producing "RuPaul's Drag Race"
• Her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million
Who is Zoe Jackson?
American movie producer Zoe Jackson was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 28 March 1982, making her zodiac sign Aries. She has 16 producing credits, and is perhaps best known for having produced 18 episodes (2020-2021) of the hit reality game-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, hosted by RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Jason Carter, and which follows a group of drag queens as they’re competing to become the next drag superstar. The show’s been airing since 2009, and has won 95 of its 194 award nominations.
Education, parents and early life
Zoe was raised as an only child in Los Angeles, by her father Samuel Leroy Jackson and mother LaTanya Richardson Jackson. Samuel’s a famous American actor and movie producer, with over 200 acting credits to his name, while he’s probably still best known for his playing of Jules Winnfield, one of the main characters in the evergreen 1994 crime movie “Pulp Fiction”, which won 71 of its 146 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Samuel has won 47 of his 139 award nominations, including a 1995 Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role; his net worth’s been estimated at over $250 million.
Zoe’s mother LaTanya is a successful American actress with nearly 60 credits to her name, while she’s perhaps best known for her playing of Cooper in the 1998 action crime thriller movie “U. S. Marshals”; she’s won only a single award: a 2021 Canadian Screen Award for Best History Documentary Program or Series, for “Enslaved”. Her net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million.
Zoe didn’t share her parents’ interests as she was growing up, while it’s believed that they didn’t want her to venture into the film industry. She studied at a public high school in Los Angeles and was into a number of activities during her four years there, mostly creative writing and dancing.
Zoe matriculated in 2000, and then enrolled at Vassar College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2004; she then attended the French Culinary Institute.
Zoe was 14 when she worked as a set production assistant on the 1996 sports comedy movie “The Great White Hype”, directed by Reginald Hudlin, and which starred her father Samuel, Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans; it follows a boxing champion’s promoter who’s looking for a change in work.
Zoe then disappeared from media until 2007, when cast to play Fred’s Girlfriend in the 2007 romantic drama movie “Too Saved”; it was written and directed by Shuaib Muhammed Kedar, starred James J. Johnson and Lolita Clayton, and follows a young woman who’s fallen in love with a man who’s left his street life behind him because of her, and has embraced God. This remains Zoe’s only acting credit.
The year 2008 saw her featured in the short documentary movie “Road to Ingwavuma”, while the following year saw her work as a production assistant on the documentary movie “Return to Mexico City”.
Zoe became focused on her career as a producer in the first half of the 2010s, and in 2014 produced three episodes of the reality show “Top Chef Duels”. In 2016, she produced 49 episodes of the popular reality game-show “Chopped”, created by Michael Krupat and Dave Noll, and which starred Ted Allen, Amanda Freitag and Marc Murphy. Each season follows 16 celebrities who are competing in the kitchen for a prize of $50,000, the series has been airing since 2007, and has been nominated for 10 awards.
Zoe also attracted attention with her production of the 2017 reality game-show “The Bachelorette”, created by Mike Fleiss, and which starred Chris Harrison, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams. It follows a girl as she’s dating several men, in search of true love; the show’s been airing since 2003, and has won six of its 10 award nominations.
Zoe could then have been seen producing episodes of the reality shows “Below Deck Mediterranean”, “Top Chef Jr”, and “Top Chef”.
Most recently, in 2021 she produced eight episodes of the popular reality game-show “The Hype”, created by Rachelle Mendez and David Collins, and which stars Alan King, Jesica Perryman and Skyler Pierce; it follows a group of fashion designers as they’re competing for a prize.
Awards and nominations
Zoe’s won two of her seven award nominations. She and her colleagues won both a 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program, and a 2022 PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television, both for “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.
Love life and husband
Zoe’s amongst the most secretive women in the film industry, as she hasn’t spoken of any men, or perhaps women whom she’s dated.
Most of her fans believe that she’s today seeing a non-celebrity American man, and that she prefers to keep the relationship away from media, while some have claimed that they have also married; none of this has been addressed by Zoe.
Some rumors claim that she doesn’t speak about her love life because she’s lesbian, and isn’t ready to come out of the closet, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Zoe seems to be single as of November 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Zoe was classmates with famous American actress Anne Hathaway at Vassar College.
She loves to cook, which is why she’s produced many episodes of various culinary competition shows.
Zoe’s passionate about travelling, and usually visits at least two new countries every year; she likes to travel around Europe the most, and her favorite country is Iceland.
She’s a philanthropist and has worked with a number of charity organizations; Zoe’s also a lover of animals, and occasionally volunteers at dog shelters.
Her favorite actresses are Emma Watson and Kate Winslet, and some of her favorite films are “The Circle”, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Tale of Despereaux”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Zoe’s age is 40. She has brown eyes and long black hair, her weight is about 145lbs (65kgs) and she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall.
Zoe’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of November 2022.