Keke Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is a TV personality and singer. The multi-talented actress Keke Palmer first gained recognition at the age of 13 as a child actor playing the lead role in the highly regarded 2006 movie Akeelah and the Bee.
She is renowned for the diverse range of roles, from comedic to dramatic that she chose to take on in various shows. Palmer immediately expanded on her success by acquiring a recording contract and releasing her pop and R&B-influenced debut album, So Uncool, in 2007. She has kept expanding her career by writing the motivational nonfiction book I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, appearing in films and TV shows like the Fox series Scream Queens, and acting in them. Palmer does acting in addition.
Palmer continued to pursue her music career while also working as an actor, releasing the “Lauren EP” in 2016.
Early life and career
Keke Palmer, real name Lauren Kenyana Palmer, was born on August 26, 1993 (she is 30 years of age as of September 2023). Her home town is the Illinois city of Harvey, where she was born. Cook County was where Keke spent the majority of her early childhood years. She was brought up in a Catholic family. “Kenyana” is not abbreviated in her nickname “Keke”. Before Palmer was born, her sister had an imaginary companion that she called “Keke,” which is how the name for Palmer came to be.
Lauren Keyana “Keke” Palmer was born on August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors.
Keke Palmer took part in a the choir as a child and enjoyed singing. She tried out for “The Lion King,” a theatre performance, in 2002. She landed her first movie part in 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back in Business. She shortly thereafter agreed to a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2005. In the movie Akeelah and the Bee, she made her acting debut. For the role, she was honoured with a Black Reel Award and an NAACP Image Award. She also played a supporting part in Madea’s family reunion in 2006.On September 8, 2007, she issued So Uncool, her self-titled debut album. Then, in 2008, Keke Palmer debuted in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP as the series’ star. She became the fourth-highest paid child star on television thanks to the sitcom. In the 2008 movie The Longshots, Keke Palmer portrayed the main character. She made her voiceover debut as Aisha in Nickelodeon’s revival of Winx Club. For her voiceover work, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. In the 2012 January release of Joyful Noise, Keke Palmer played the lead role. In July 2012, Keke Palmer released the song “You Got Me” with Kevin McCall. Her mixtape, Keke Palmer, with the same name, was released on October 1st, 2012. CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, a 2013 TLP biopic starring Keke Palmer as “Chilli” Thomas, premiered in October. She next appeared in the slasher movie Animal on June 17, 2014, and she also hosted the “Just keke” daytime talk programme on BET. Palmer made movie history by becoming the first African American to play the lead role. In the Ryan Murphy-produced horror comedy Scream Queens, she played Zayday Williams between September 2015 and August 2016.
She played the character Zayday Williams in Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens from September 2015 to December 2016. In the January 2016 television special Grease: Live, Keke Palmer played Marty Maraschino. In June, Palmer published Waiting to Exhale. In 2012’s Abducted: The Carlina White Story, Palmer made his acting debut. She provided the voice of ‘Peaches’ in the animated films Joyful Noise (2012) and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), both from 20th Century Fox.
Parent and family
Keke Palmer was raised in an American middle class family. Her father’s name is Lawrence “Larry” Palmer, and her mother is Sharon Palmer. Her parents both met while attending theatre school, and they both worked as professional actors before transitioning into full-time jobs. Lawrence Palmer, Loreal Palmer, and Lawrencia Palmer are her three siblings.
The marital status of Keke Palmer is single. Actor Darius Jackson was her boyfriend. Since 2021. According to sources, they are no longer dating.
Keke Palmer had her first son, Leodis “Leo” Andrellton, on February 25, 2023, with Darius Jackson.
Keke Palmer has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million.
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