Keke Palmer Bio, Age, Parents, Career, Boyfriend, Child, Height, Net Worth, Movies

Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer Biography

Lauren Keyana Palmer, commonly known as Keke Palmer, is a famous American actress, television personality, and singer. She is well known for playing leading and character roles in comedy-drama productions. In her career as an actress, Palmer has won a Primetime Emmy Award, 5 NAACP Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award as well as Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition, in 2019, she was listed on Time magazine’s list of most influential people in the world.

Palmer began her acting career in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). In the same year, she appeared in the television film The Wood Cap. In 2006, Palmer had her breakthrough by appearing in the drama film Akeelah and the Bee. She continued as a notable child actress with roles in Madea’s Family Reunion in 2006, Jump In! in 2007, The Longshots in 2008, and Shrink in 2009. In 2007, Palmer released her debut studio album called So Uncool.

Moreover, Palmer was recognized for her performance on Nickelodeon, like starring the eponymous character in the sitcom True Jackson, VP from 2008 to 2011, rendering the voice of Aisha in the Nickelodeon revival of Winx Club from 2011 to 2014, and headlining the TV film Rags in 2012.

Furthermore, after featuring in the drama film Joyful Noise and the animated adventure film Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, Palmer made the conversion to mature roles in 2013 with the VH1 original biographical film called CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Afterward, in 2014, Palmer appeared in the thriller film Animal.

From 2015 to 2016, she starred in the comedy horror series Scream Queens, from 2017 to 2019, the drama series Berlin Station, the slasher series titled Scream as well as the crime drama film Hustlers 2019. In 2021, Palmer won a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the series titled Keke Palmer’s Turnt Up with the Taylors.

After appearing in So Uncool, Palmer has released 3 extended plays, in 2016 Lauren, Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 in 2019, and in 2020, Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 2. Palmer also hosted the talk show Just Keke in 2014 and co-hosted the talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke from 2019 to 2020 with Sara Haines and Michael Strahan.

Sara, Keke, and Strahan garnered her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. Additionally, in 2020, Palmer hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, becoming the first woman of color to host the affair.

Besides, Palmer works with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the American charity Cool To Be Smart initiative. She talks to children about the importance of learning. She also supports the Urban Farming and the Girl Scouts. Palmer has worked with charities like YWCA and with Saving Our Daughters. In November 2019, Palmer was listed in Time’s 100 Next list. She supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

In 2020, she was among the George Floyd protestors in Hollywood, California. In the same year, she addressed the movement during her opening monologue at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.

Keke Palmer Age

Palmer is 28 years old as of 2021. She was born on August 26, 1993, in Harvey, Illinois, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 26th of August every year, and her birth sign is Virgo.

Keke Palmer Parents

Palmer is the daughter of Sharon Palmer (mother) and Lawrence “Larry” Palmer (father). She was raised in a Catholic family. Moreover, she has three siblings, Lawrencia Palmer, Loreal Palmer, and Lawrence Palmer. Palmer’s parents met in a drama school and both worked as professional actors before acquiring full-time jobs.

Her dad works at a polyurethane company while her mom is a high school teacher working with artistic children. In addition, her dad serves as a Catholic deacon. Palmer started singing in church but received exposure performing at a stage show at a Chicago tourist destination. When she was 9 years old, Palmer auditioned for a stage production of The Lion King in 2002.

Keke Palmer Boyfriend

Palmer is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson. The pair met at a party at Diddy’s house. Darius is a talented actor, athlete, and analyst currently working for the Bleav Podcast Network and Inspire Fitness US. and brother of Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson.

Keke Palmer Child

During the #YouKnowMe campaign in 2019, Palmer posted on Twitter that she had an abortion. Furthermore, on December 1, 2020, she disclosed that she had been dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome her whole life. As of 2022, she doesn’t have a child.

Keke Palmer Height

Palmer stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.68 m) and weighs around 58 kg (128 lbs).

Keke Palmer Net Worth

Palmer has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million as of 2022. Her fortune stems from her career as an actress, television personality, and singer.