Keke Palmer is a famous American Actress and Singer. Keke Palmer is known for playing leading and character roles in comedy-drama productions, she has received a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Also, she included in Time magazine included her on their list of most influential people in the world in 2019. Check all the details below about Keke Palmer’s Wiki, Age, Height, Partner, Children, Family, Career, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Keke Palmer Wiki/Biography
Keke Palmer was born on 26th August 1993 (Age: 29 years; as of 2022) in Robbins, Illinois, U.S. Her occupation is famous American Actress. Her full real name is Lauren Keyana Palmer and she was commonly known as Keke Palmer. Her nationality is American. Her zodiac sign is Virgo and she follows Christianity (religion).
Keke Palmer Educational Qualification
Keke Palmer completed her schooling at St. Rickover Junior High School in Harvey, Illinois, U.S. Then, she attended St. Benedict High School in Harvey, Illinois, U.S. where she completed her graduation.
Keke Palmer Physical Stats
- Height: 5′ 6″ inches
- Weight: 57 kg
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Body Measurement: 32-24-33
Keke Palmer Family & Parents
Keke Palmer was born into a middle-class family to American Parents. Her father’s name is Sharon Palmer she works for a polyurethane company, and her mother’s name is Lawrence “Larry” Palmer she is a high school teacher who works with autistic children.
Both of her parents met in drama school and worked as professional actors before settling into full-time jobs. She has 3 siblings named Loreal Palmer, Lawrencia Palmer, and Lawrence Plamer.
Keke Palmer Relationships
Keke Palmer’s dating status is committed and her marital status is unmarried. Currently, she was dating Darius Jackson who is an actor.
She announced that she was pregnant on 3rd December 2022 with her first baby with her boyfriend Darius Jackson.
Keke Palmer Career & Profession
Youth Career Keke Palmer first sang in a church and performed at a stage show at a Chicago tourist destination. Palmer auditioned for a stage production of The Lion King at age nine in 2002. Then, In 2004, Keke gained her first film role in Barbershop 2: Back in Business. After that, she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in 2005. Keke Palmer was featured in the television film Knights of the South Bronx, as well as starring in the television series Second Time Around and ER in 2005.
Then in the same year, producer Ralph Farquahar helped Palmer book the starring role in a Disney Channel pilot titled Keke and Jamal. She had her acting breakthrough starring in the film Akeelah and the Bee, playing the titular Akeelah, a bright 11-year-old who comes from a poor neighborhood and competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2006.
Moira Macdonald of The Seattle Times wrote that Palmer “makes an appealing heroine.” She won a Black Reel Award and an NAACP Image Award for the role. In 2006 she also had a supporting role film Madea’s Family Reunion. She appeared in the thriller Cleaner the following year. Keke released her debut album So Uncool on 8th September 2007. Then, Keke Palmer start her starring role as the title character in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP in 2008.
She also wrote and performed the theme song for the series. She earned $20000 per episode of True Jackson, VP, which makes her the fourth-highest-paid child star on television. In 2009 July, designer Jane Siskin created a Walmart fashion line inspired by True Jackson, VP, with all the designs being approved by Palmer. Keke Palmer also played the lead role in the 2008 film The Longshots. She debuted as the voice of Aisha in Nickelodeon’s revival of Winx Club.
Palmer received an NAACP Image Award nomination for her voiceover work. Keke Palmer starred in the film Joyful Noise, released in 2012 January. Keke Palmer released the single “You Got Me” featuring Kevin McCall in July 2012. On 11th July 2012, the video for the single was released. On 1st October 2012, she released a self-titled mixtape, Keke Palmer.
Senior Career Keke Palmer portrayed Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in the TLP biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, in 2013 which aired in October on VH1. On 17th June 2014, she next starred in the horror film Animal; it was released. In 2014 she hosted a daytime talk show on BET titled Just Keke. She became one of the youngest talk show hosts in television history; the show itself has been regarded as “groundbreaking” and “refreshing”.
Palmer became the first African American to star as the title character in the musical Cinderella on Broadway in September 2014. On 4th January 2015, she performed her final show during the closing night of the show’s run. Keke Palmer announced that she had signed with Island Records later that year. She starred as Zayday Williams in the horror comedy series Scream Queens, created by Ryan Murphy between September 2015 and December 2016.
Keke Palmer starred as Marty Maraschino in the television special Grease: Live in 2016 January. Rolling Stone’s Britany Spanos regarded Palmer’s performance as a “standout” and highlighted her “assertiveness, confidence, and biting sense of humor”. Palmer released Waited to Exhale, in June an album she wrote during her time on True Jackson, VP that went unreleased due to label due to label issues and her “anxiety-driven hesitance” on 4th November.
Palmer released her memoir, I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice in 2017. That same year, she joined the drama series Berlin Station during its second season. Palmer start guest co-hosting ABC’s daytime talk show Strahan and Sara, especially filling in for co-host Michael Strahan in April 2019 and more regularly starting in June during co-host Sara Haines’s maternity leave.
She joined the slasher television series Scream as a series regular in its third season, portraying a character named Kym Johnson, which premiered on 8th July 2019. Keke Palmer became the third permanent co-host of Strahan and Sara, which was then re-titled Strahan, Sara, and Keke on 26th August. Palmer starred as a “lovestruck stripper” in September in the crime drama film Hustlers, directed by Lorene Scafaria.
She sang the song “Giants” as part of a virtual group named True Damage, in which she voices a character named Senna, in the video game League of Legends for the 2019 World Championship. True damage performed the song live during the opening ceremony of the finals in November. Strahan, Sara, and Keke ended unexpectedly in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic ended live studio programming throughout the industry, and ABC decided to shift the timeslot toward news.
Palmer later received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host alongside Haines and Strahan. Palmer hosted the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, during which she also performed her song “snack” on 30th August. The following year, Palmer won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her performance in Turnt Up with the Taylors.
Keke Palmer starred in Alice, directed by Krystin Ver Linden, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival 2022. Palmer voiced the character of Izzy Hawthorne in the Pixar animated film Lightyear, a spinoff of the Toy Story film series.
That same year she starred as Emerald Haywood in the Jordan Peele-directed science-fiction horror Nope for which she received critical attention; her performance won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2022 Palmer debuted as host of an NBC reboot of the game show Password, with Jimmy Fallon as executive producer/permanent celebrity guest.
Keke Palmer Filmography
- In 2004, she worked in Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
- In 2006, she worked in Akeelah and the Bee and Madea’s Family Reunion.
- In 2007, she worked as Cleaner.
- In 2008, she worked in The Longshots and Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare.
- In 2009, she worked in Shrink.
- In 2012, she worked in Abducted: The Carlina White Story, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Joyful Noise, and Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom.
- In 2013, she worked in Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure.
- In 2014, she worked in Animal and Imperial Dreams.
- In 2015, she worked in Brotherly Love.
- In 2016, she worked in Ice Age: Collision Course.
- In 2018, she worked in Pimp.
- In 2019, she worked in Hustlers.
- In 2020, she worked in 2 Minutes of Fame.
- In 2022, she worked in Alice, Jennifer Lopez: Halftime, Lightyear, and Nope.
Keke Palmer Television
- In 2004, she worked in Cold Case, Strong Medicine, and The Wool Cap.
- In 2005, she worked in ER, Knights of the South Bronx, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Second Time Around.
- In 2007, she worked in Jump In !, Just Jordan, and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
- In 2008-2011, she worked in True Jackson, as VP.
- In 2010, she worked in The Cleveland Show.
- In 2011, she worked in Degrassi: The Next Generation.
- In 2011-2015, she worked at Winx Club.
- In 2012, she worked in Abducted: The Carlina White Story and Rags.
- In 2013, she worked in 90210, CrazySexyCool: The TLP Story, Full Circle, and Key & Peele.
- In 2014, she worked in Family Guy, Grey’s Anatomy, Just Keke, Master of Sex, Single Ladies, and The Trip to Bountiful.
- In 2015-2016, she worked in Scream Queens.
- In 2016, she worked in Bubble Guppies, Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade, Grease: Live, Project Mc2, Raymond & Lane, and Real Husbands of Hollywood.
- In 2017-2019, she worked in Berlin Station and Star.
- In 2019, she worked in Robot Chicken and Scream Resurrection.
- In 2019-2020, she worked in Strahan, Sara and Keke.
- In 2020, she worked in The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, MTV Video Music Awards, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered, and Singled Out.
- In 2021, she worked in Big Mouth, 2021 World Series, Insecure and Foodtastic.
- In 2022, she worked in Not So Pretty, Legendary, Password, Karma’s World, and Saturday Night Live.
- In 2022-present, she worked in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder and Human Resources.
- Keke Palmer Awards & Achievements
- Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Most Promising Performance in 2006.
- Black Movie Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a leading role in 2007.
- NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture in 2007.
- BET Awards for Youngstars Awards in 2014.
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a short form comedy or Drama series.
Keke Palmer’s Net Worth
Keke Palmer’s net worth is estimated at $7.5 million dollars. She is a famous American actress and singer. Palmer earns a good income from her profession and occupation. His annual salary is $1 million dollars as of November 2022.
Keke Palmer’s Social Handles
- Instagram: keke
- Twitter: KekePalmer
- TikTok: @kekepalmer
- SoundCloud: keke-palmer
Keke Palmer Amazing Facts
- Palmer has struggled with anxiety and depression.
- In 2019, as part of the #YouKnowMe campaign, she shared via Twitter that she had an abortion at the age of 15.
- Keke Palmer has been dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome her entire life.
- On 3rd December 2022, while hosting Saturday Night Live, she announced she was pregnant with her first baby with boyfriend Darius Jackson.
- Palmer works with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the American charity Cool To Be Smart program, speaking to children about the importance of learning.
- She is also a supporter of Urban Farming and the Girl Scouts.
- Palmer has worked with the YWCA and Saving Our Daughters.
- She has been a representative for the Saving Our Daughters project, an anti-bullying campaign as of 2010.
- Keke is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- She marched in Hollywood, California, as part of the George Floyd protests.
- She addressed the movement during her opening monologue at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards that same year.
- Fans of dancey teen pop will want to give this auspicious debut a listen”. Palmer was influenced by American R&B singers Ciara, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, and Whitney Houston, as well as the girl group TLC.
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