Now she's trying a new role: candidate.
Jackson announced late Monday on her website that she had filed to run for a seat on the county commission in Williamson County, Tenn., as an independent.
"I want to be an example to other moms and regular folk to get involved in their local government. It’s the only way we will save America," she wrote. "I have just become an 'empty nester' so I have time in between acting jobs to get involved. (I’m doing stand up comedy with Joe Piscopo and Father Guido Sarducci Feb. 21 and shooting a movie in Louisiana in May.)"
What she's for: "I support fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, and the Constitution. I'm for less taxes, less regulation, less government. I support small business. I want to keep District 2 rural. I think nature is important. But, something needs to be done about the traffic jam on Main Street/Columbia Pike."