American actress, singer, and television personality Lauren Keyana Palmer is famously known by her stage name Keke Palmer. Recognized for portraying both the lead and supporting roles in comedy-drama shows.
Barbershop 2: Back in Business was Palmer’s acting debut (2004). She later had an appearance in the 2004 television movie The Wool Cap before making her debut in the drama Akeelah and the Bee (2006). She advanced as a well-known child actress with roles in Madea’s Family Reunion (2006), Jump In! (2007), The Longshots (2008), and Shrink (2010). Her debut studio album, “So Uncool”, was released in (2007).
She was raised in Illinois. Her parents, Sharon and Lawrence “Larry” Palmer, had both worked as professional actors before settling into full-time careers. They had met while attending drama school. Palmer began singing in a church but gained recognition while appearing on stage at a popular Chicago tourist attraction. Palmer, then nine years old, attended an audition for a theater performance of The Lion King in 2002.
She has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and she has won a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award. She appeared on Time magazine’s list of the world’s most important people in 2019.
Palmer has released three extended plays since “So Uncool”: Lauren (2016), Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 (2019), and Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 2 (2019). (2020). She co-hosted the talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke (2019–2020) and hosted the talk show Just Keke (2014). The latter earned her a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
To the Black, Bold and Beautiful, a prosperous year to you, Keke Palmer!