Meet Leila Jackson, the younger daughter of Ketanji Brown Jackson. Leila, her sister Talia, and her father Patrick, as well as other family members, have been very supportive of Ketanji during these historic moments, where her mother is being nominated as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
As a result, Leila and Talia were present during their mother’s Day 1 hearing, and the Supreme Court nominee addressed her two adoring daughters after the hearing.
So, who is Leila Jackson? Which school does she attend? Is she on social media? We cover all of the facts below so keep scrolling down.
Meet Leila Jackson, Ketanji Brown Jackson Younger Daughter
Leila Abeni Jackson, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s younger daughter, attended her mother’s supreme court confirmation hearing. The Supreme Court nominee’s daughter sat near her sister who donned a black printed dress and matching black mask, while she was clothed in a lavender suit.
Until recently, Leila and Talia had remained unidentified for most of their lives. Talia, in particular, isn’t much of a Jackson girl. However, we do know that she is Ketanji Brown Jackson’s younger daughter from her marriage to Patrick G. Jackson. Ketanji has referred to her two daughters as her “pillars of success,” and they have played a significant role in their mother’s ascension.
During the hearing, Ketanji took a moment to address her two daughters. She said, “Girls, I know it has not been easy as I have tried to navigate the challenges of juggling my career and motherhood. And I fully admit that I did not always get the balance right. But I hope that you have seen that with hard work, determination, and love, it can be done. I am so looking forward to seeing what each of you chooses to do with your amazing lives in this incredible country.”
Their father Patrick also sobbed tears of joy when Ketanji addressed him and appreciated his presence by her side for 25 years.
Leila Jackson Age
Born in June 2004, Leila Jackson turned 17 years old in 2021.
Leila Jackson Education
Leila Jackson is a current student at Georgetown Day School, where her mother Ketanji is a member of the Board of Trustees. Despite her mother’s high-profile work and celebrity, she has established a name for herself at school. She is a multi-award-winning poet who has participated in a variety of events and competitions.
She was in 11th grade in 2021.
In 2021, Leila became the winner of the Parkmont Poetry Festival for her poem Pink Sundress. In her bio, she stated that her favorite author is Elizabeth Acevedo, her dream for the future was to “spend my life doing something I love and I want to be as happy as I can, as often as I can.”
Leila stated her parents as her inspirational figures “because of how far they’ve come, how hard they work, and the sacrifices they consistently make for me and our family.” You can also watch her recite poems on Vimeo. Georgetown Day School also honored her at The Start of Poetry Month for her two poems “Reverse Lockdown” and for “Pink Sundress”.
The Rising Phoenix Review also published her two poems — on learning to love the space I take up and cancún.
After Justice Antonin Scalia died, Leila wrote a letter to the president recommending her federal judge-mom for a Supreme Court vacancy when she was 11 years old. In a 2017 speech, Ketanji discussed her daughter’s letter.
Is Leila Jackson On Instagram?
No, Leila Jackson is not on Instagram. There is a fan account of Leila on Facebook.
When Is Leila Jackson’s Birthday?
Leila Jackson celebrates her birthday on 16 June.
Does Leila Jackson Have A Brother?
No, Leila Jackson and her sister Talia don’t have a brother. They were the only two children born to their parents Ketanji and Patrick.