The concept of home has come full circle for Joshua Jackson. The actor, best known for portraying Pacey on Dawson’s Creek and now set to star in the Peacock crime story Dr. Death, recently reveled in a profile with Mr. Porter that his 15-month-old daughter, Janie, sleeps in the same bedroom he did as a child.
Jackson told the publication that in 2001, he purchased the Topanga, California, home where he lived from the time he was a baby until he was eight years old. (At that point, his family moved back to Vancouver, where he was born.) Jackson lives in that Topanga home today, along with Janie and his wife, Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith, whom he met at a party in 2018 and married in the years since, though details of their wedding were never shared publicly.
When Jackson bought the place, he was shocked to find a memento from his childhood still intact. “There was a mural of a dragon on the wall in [my former] room that I couldn’t believe was still there, years later. The owner [who sold him the house] said, ‘I knew it meant a lot to somebody and that they were going to come back for it some day,” said the Little Fires Everywhere star.
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The publication doesn’t specify whether Janie gets to enjoy the dragon mural or reveal much about the design of the house, but Jackson does discuss the “very healing” experience of bringing the home back into his life. “My father, unfortunately, was not a good father or husband and exited the scene, but that house in Topanga was where everything felt simple,” he says.