Who is Crissa Jackson daughter? Well, Jackson is also known as “Ace”, is a multifaceted personality who is notable for being an American basketball player, comedian, actor, model, social media personality, and advocate for several causes. As the 13th woman to have ever played for the legendary basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, she holds a significant position in the sport’s history. Crissa’s journey with basketball began in her childhood, inspired and coached by her father, who remained her primary motivation throughout her career. She displayed her skills at Savannah State University and Point Loma Nazarene University, and has continued to charm audiences with her unique combination of basketball and comedy on platforms like Tiktok, YouTube, and Instagram. Apart from her sporting pursuits, she is an activist for the LGBTQ community, human rights, and animal welfare, and runs a non-profit organization for women’s rights.
Crissa Jackson Daughter Early life & family
Crissa Jackson daughter was born on October 26, 1989, in La Mesa, California to parents James and Teresa Jackson. Raised alongside her siblings JJ, Aleena, and Marilyn in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, basketball was a part of her life from the age of 7. Post her family’s move to Glendale, Arizona, she represented the Mountain Ridge High School on the basketball court, and later, attended the Basketball Academy’s 7-month post-graduate program at IMG Academies. She played for Savannah State University initially, before becoming a part of the Point Loma Nazarene University team in California.
Crissa Jackson Daughter Career
Crissa Jackson daughter professional journey commenced with her learning from her father, James, at the young age of seven. Her passion for the sport was ignited by a Harlem Globetrotters game she attended as a child. She keenly observed players like Alan Iverson, studying their strategies from DVDs of their games. Though her father initially expressed concerns about her size for the game, he nonetheless recognized her potential, fondly referring to her as “Iversina”. She even skipped middle-school trips to watch training videos and perfected Iverson’s crossover dribble.
During a basketball camp by Chris “Handles” Franklin, a former Harlem Globetrotters player, Crissa’s desire to join the club was kindled. She maintained a relationship with Chris even after she left Harrington and joined Savannah State University (SSU), where she impressed as a point guard. Crissa got her break into the SSU team, Savannah State Tigers, through a recommendation by one of her IMG coaches who was a friend of SSU coach Cedric Baker. She excelled under Baker’s guidance during two seasons at Savanna State, earning a first team all-league selection and team MVP recognition. After her time at Savanna, she moved to Point Loma Nazarene University in California.
The defining moment in Crissa’s career came when she tried out for the Harlem Globetrotters upon Chris’ suggestion. In late 2015, she made history by becoming the 13th woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, bringing her childhood dream to reality.
Personal Life and Relationships
Crissa Jackson and her long-term girlfriend, Alexis, tied the knot on December 18, 2017. Alexis is renowned for her advocacy for LGBTQ rights and body positivity, primarily through her Instagram posts. Crissa’s journey to accepting her sexuality began in college and was solidified when she started dating a girl during her first year. The couple, who now reside with their daughter, Olive, in New York City, first crossed paths at a club in San Diego on Alexis’s birthday.
Crissa Jackson Daughter Professional Life
Known for her prowess on the basketball court, Crissa Jackson also wears many other hats. She is a comedian, actor, model, motivational speaker, and a prominent figure on social media. Jackson has represented multiple brands such as Champion Apparel, Red Bull, Pantene Pro-V, Amazon Music, and Beats by Dre, Under Armor, and Foot by the Fruit, Converse, Brand Jordan, Reebok, and Kizbop. Her work and influence have garnered attention from numerous publications, including rolling Stone, Self, Forbes, and ESPN/Sports Center.
Philanthropy and Other Interests
Jackson is not only a successful individual but also a dedicated philanthropist. She established the I Am Movement, Inc., a non-profit organization focusing on empowering young girls. Jackson also passionately advocates for human rights and animal welfare, owning three dogs herself. Her love for Michael Jackson and his son is well known, and she considers herself much more than an athlete. She feels blessed to be part of a supportive community, inspire others, and love her profession.
Social Media Influence
Jackson has a massive online following, particularly on Tiktok, under the handle crissa_ace. She regularly posts creative clips of her spinning and dribbling to music. Jackson is also active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, where she enjoys thousands of followers. Her YouTube channel and her personal website provide additional platforms for her to engage with her audience, and she is looking forward to launching her merchandise soon.
Jackson net worth is estimated around $2 million, mainly earned through her content creation, brand partnerships, acting roles, and her upcoming merchandise shop. Potential earnings per post on Tiktok and Instagram are estimated at $11k and $4k respectively, not including brand-sponsored deals. Similarly, her YouTube videos can make around $700, with sponsored videos earning even more.
Jackson’s partnerships with industry giants like Under Armor, Red Bill, Pantene, Beats By Dr. Dre, Tiktok, IGTV, IAB, Reebok, House Of Hoops, Safeguard, Wrigley’s Spearmint, Jagermeister, Fruit By The Foot, Amazon Music, Flaunt, and Champion have significantly contributed to her earnings, although the exact figures are undisclosed.
Additionally, Jackson is acting portfolio, including TV shows like “Girls5eva”, “Living the Lyrics”, “The Circle”, and “To Tell the Truth”, contributes to her income. Lastly, her merchandise store on her website, offering apparel items ranging from $5 to $50, is speculated to provide a substantial income stream.