Keke Palmer is a well-known award-winning American actress, TV personality, and singer. Keke Palmer is best recognized for playing leading and character roles in comedy-drama productions.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer on 26th August 1993. She stepped into this world in Harvey, Illinois, United States. By this, she is currently 28 years old and American by nationality. Similarly, she follows the Christian religion and her sun sign is Virgo.
Talking about his family members, she was born to her father Larry Palmer, and her mother Sharon Palmer. Her father and mother were professional actors. Larry is presently employed at a polyurethane firm, while her mother works as a high school teacher with autistic students.
Lawrence Palmer, Lawrencia Palmer, and Loreal Palmer are her three siblings, respectively. Keke has always been a gifted young lady. She also did several solo concerts when she was just six years old. She requested her family to move to Los Angeles (LA) when she was nine years old so she could pursue more acting chances.
Professional Life and Career
Even though Keke Palmer has loved singing since she was a youngster, she made her acting debut in 2004 in the film “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.” She portrayed the niece of Queen Latifah’s character. She landed a job in an episode of CBS’s ‘Cold Case’ six weeks after moving to LA (2004). She was cast in a national K-Mart commercial and a national search program to act opposite William H. Macy in the film “The Wool Cap” within a year.
During this time, she auditioned for the ‘American Idol’ spin-off series ‘American Juniors,’ which was subsequently canceled, in an attempt to establish herself as a singer. She signed with Atlantic Records in 2005. Also, she starred in the television movie ‘Knights of the South Bronx’ in 2005. She also had guest appearances on three TV shows in the same year: “Second Time Around,” “ER,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
In 2006, she was cast in the award-winning film ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ as the lead part of ‘Akeelah Anderson.’ She had a supporting part in the film ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ the same year. Her song ‘Tonight’ was included as the opening song in the end credits of the film ‘Night at the Museum’ the following year.
She appeared in the Disney channel’s ‘Jump In!’ in 2007, which also featured her two songs ‘It’s My Turn Now’ and ‘Jumpin’. She also appeared in the thriller ‘Cleaner,’ opposite Samuel Jackson and Eva Mendes. ‘So Uncool,’ her debut album, was released on September 18, 2007, and featured the single ‘Footworkin’. Despite favorable reviews, the album did not fare well on the Billboard charts.
Moving on, in 2008, she played the lead role in the Nickelodeon ‘True Jackson, VP’. Palmer also performed the show’s theme song. She starred in the films ‘The Longshots’ and ‘Shrink’ the same year. In 2010, she changed her recording label from Atlantic Records to Interscope Records. The next year, she released her debut mixtape titled ‘Awaken’. In 2012, she released her self-titled second mixtape.
She played the major vocal part in the Nickelodeon series ‘Winx Club’ from 2011 to 2014. She also provided the voice of Peaches in the 2012 animated film ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ In the same year, she co-starred in the film ‘Joyful Noise’ with Queen Latifah and produced and starred in the Nickelodeon musical ‘Rags.’ ‘Scream Queens,’ a Fox horror series, was one of her most recent major performances.
Keke has made a pretty satisfactory amount of money throughout her career. As of the online resources, she currently has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million US dollars.
Keke Palmer was in a relationship with Rodney King from 2010 to 2013. She already started liking him when she saw him on the set of ‘True Jackson, VP’ in 2008. However, she started dating actor Quincy Brown in October 2013. In fact, according to the reports, she is currently single.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Enhancing her body measurements, Keke has maintained a pretty fit and beautiful body. Talking of her height and weight, she is 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters tall and weighs around 57 kg or 126 pounds. Likewise, her actual body measurements (chest-waist-hip) are 32-24-33 inches. In addition, the actress has black hair and a pair of stunning brown eyes.
When it comes to her social media handles, Keke is pretty popular on them. Talking about her followers, she has a huge 8.8 million followers on Facebook, an immense 10.7 million followers on Instagram, 1.9 million followers on Twitter, 6.3 million followers on Tiktok, and more than 820k subscribers on YouTube.