August 26, 1993
28 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm tall
32-24-33 in | 81-61-84 cm
57 kg | 126 lbs
8.5 US | 39 EU
Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois, United States, on August 26, 1993, is an American actress.
Young Keke Palmer first started performing in her church choir, at the age of 5.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) in role as Gina's niece.
She got her television debut in CBS police procedural crime drama series Cold Case (2004) in episode "The Letter", in role as Arletta Marion in 1939.
Her breakthrough performance came as Akeelah Anderson in drama movie Akeelah and the Bee (2006).
She released her debut album "So Uncool" in 2007.
She landed her Broadway debut in a musical "Cinderella" (2014-2015) in role as Ella.
She won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress for her role as Akeelah Anderson in drama film Akeelah and the Bee (2006).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and a Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress and she won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for her performance as Lou in television film The Wool Cap (2004).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress for her role as Rose Cutler in thriller movie Cleaner (2007).
She was nominated for the BET Award for YoungStars Award for her performance as Olivia Hill in musical comedy drama film Joyful Noise (2012).
She was nominated for the Black Reel Award and a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress for her role as Carlina White in Lifetime television film Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award and a Black Reel Award for Best Actress in a Television Miniseries or Movie for her role as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in made-for-television biographical film CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story (2013).
She voiced Peaches in animated adventure comedy films:
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) for which she was nominated for the BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film (shared with Ice Age Cast)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
She voiced Aisha in animated movies:
Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom (2012)
Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure (2013)
She was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Jackie in drama movie Brotherly Love (2015).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for her performance as Thelma in television film The Trip to Bountiful (2014).
The Longshots (2008) comedy drama sports opposite Ice Cube and Matt Craven
Shrink (2009) comedy drama with Kevin Spacey and Saffron Burrows
Imperial Dreams (2014) drama opposite John Boyega and Rotimi Akinosho
Animal (2014) horror thriller with Elizabeth Gillies, Jeremy Sumpter and Joey Lauren Adams
Hustlers (2019) crime drama opposite Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Stiles
2 Minutes of Fame (2020) comedy with Jay Pharoah and Katt Williams
She won four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Youth / Children's Series or Special for her role as True Jackson in Nickelodeon teen sitcom True Jackson, VP (2008-2011).
She voiced Aisha in animated series Winx Club (2011-2014).
She had recurring role as Elizabeth Royce Harwood in The CW teen drama television series 90210 (2013).
She hosted talk show Just Keke (2014).
She had recurring role as Coral Anders in Showtime period drama television series Masters of S*x (2014).
Scream Queens (2015-2016) Fox satirical comedy slasher series in role as Zayday Williams
Star (2017-2019) Fox musical drama series in role as Gigi Nixon
Berlin Station (2017-2019) Epix drama series in role as April Lewis
She co-hosted ABC daytime news program Strahan, Sara and Keke (2019-2020).
Scream (2019) anthology slasher television series in role as Kym
Turnt Up with the Taylors (2020) Facebook show in role as Barbie / Rick / Miranda
She hosted dating game show Singled Out (2020).
She hosted MTV Video Music Awards (2020).
She was homeschooling.
Has two sisters: Lawrencia and L’Oreal and one brother, Lawrence.
Has African-American ancestry.
She is a supporter of Urban Farming, Girl Scouts and Black Lives Matter movement.
Good friends with Carlysia Levert.
She released extended plays in 2020: Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 and Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 2.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Elvin Jackson (2018-2019), Ty Dolla Sign, YG (2014-2015), Quincy Brown (2013-2017) and Rodney King (2010-2013) .
She started dating musician Styn in 2019.