Before she was a world-renowned singer/performer with over 100 million records sold, Jackson was a young actress, appearing on various television shows in the 70s and 80s. Although she played leading lady roles in 1993â€™s Poetic Justice and 2000â€™s Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Hollywood took a backseat to her music career until Perry brought her out of retirement for 2007â€™s Why Did I Get Married?, which grossed over $55 million. The pair teamed up twice more for Why Did I Get Married Too? ($60 million) and For Colored Girls ($37 million). Now, Ms. Jackson is following in Perryâ€™s profitable footsteps, recently signing a development and production deal with Lionsgate for future films of her own.