Keke Palmer

Actress and Singer
Born Aug 26, 1993

Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, voice actress, and activist. Palmer was born and raised in Harvey, Illinois, U.S. after Palmer's film debut Palmer and her family moved to California to pursue her career. In 2007, Keke released her debut album So Uncool on September 18, 2007, though Atlantic Records. The album failed to chart on any major charts but did chart at 85 on the US R&B chart.… Read More

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    Keke Palmer Accuses Trey Songz Of Using 'sexual Intimidation' To Get Her In His Video
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    Keke Palmer Slays Her Cover Of Beyoncé's 'love On Top'
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    Keke Palmer On Self Expression, Acting And Her Musical Comeback
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Keke Palmer.


1993 Birth Palmer was born on August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois. … Read More
2002 8 Years Old In 2002, Palmer auditioned for a stage production of The Lion King at age nine. … Read More
2003 9 Years Old In 2003, she participated in American Juniors, the American Idol spin-off series, but her audition scenes were edited out and the show was canceled that year.
2004 10 Years Old Apart from her work in music, Palmer is also a recognized actress. She made her acting debut in the 2004 film Barbershop 2: Back in Business and rose to prominence in 2006 for her breakthrough role in Akeelah and the Bee as well as starring in Madea's Family Reunion. … Read More


In 2005, Palmer signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. … Read More
On November 18, 2006, she performed at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California for VH1's Save the Music Battle of the High School Marching Bands competition, marking her first ever stadium performance in front of thousands of people. … Read More
…  Palmer released her debut album, So Uncool, on September 18, 2007 through Atlantic Records. … Read More
2008 - 2010 4 More Events
In a 2011 interview, Palmer stated the album is complete and is in the process of finalization. … Read More
In 2012, Palmer starred alongside Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the film Joyful Noise, released in January 2012. … Read More
2013 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013 Palmer portrayed Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in the TLC VH1-biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. … Read More


It was announced on 21 April 2014, that Palmer was hosting her own daytime talk show on BET called Just Keke (formerly The Keke Palmer Project). … Read More
Her last show was on a closing night of the show's run on January 4, 2015.
She released the single "Enemiez" featuring Jeremih for her forthcoming album in March 4, 2016 on iTunes. … Read More
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