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Keke Palmer Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Keke Palmer|
|Real Name:||Lauren Keyana Palmer|
|Occupation:||Actress, Singer, Television Presenter|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||August 26, 1993 (30 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Harvey, Illinois, U.S.|
|Marital Status:||Darius Jackson (Partner since 2021)|
|Height:||1.67m. (5’ 6”)|
|Net Worth:||$7.5 (2023)|
Keke Palmer Biography
Lauren Keyana Palmer, famously known as Keke Palmer, is an American actress, singer, and television personality. Palmer is known for playing leading and character roles in comedy and drama productions. For her work, she has received several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2019, she was included on Time magazine’s list of most influential people worldwide.
In 2007, Palmer released her debut studio album, So Uncool. She has since released three extended plays, including Lauren in 2016, Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 in 2019, and Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 2 in 2020. In 2014, she hosted the talk show Just Keke; she also co-hosted the talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke from 2019 to 2020. “Strahan” earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Palmer in Harvey, Illinois, and raised in nearby Robbins, Illinois. She was raised in a Catholic household. Keke’s name is not short for Keyana. It came about because her older sister had an imaginary friend named Keke before she was born.
Her parents met while they were in drama school. They also worked as professional actors before settling into full-time jobs.
Keke Palmer’s father, Lawrence “Larry” Palmer, is a Catholic deacon. He works for a polyurethane company.
Keke’s mother, Sharon Palmer, is a high school teacher who works with autistic children.
Keke has three siblings.
Keke’s brother is named Lawrence Palmer.
Her sisters are named Loreal Palmer and Lawrencia Palmer.
On December 3, 2022, while hosting Saturday Night Live, Palmer announced she was pregnant with her first child. She welcomed her son in February 2023.
Keke Palmer has been in a relationship with Darius Jackson since 2021. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, in February 2023. The couple trended worldwide in July 2023, when Jackson showed he wasn’t pleased with the revealing dress she wore to an Usher concert in Las Vegas.
He reposted a video of Palmer being serenaded by Usher at the concert with the caption, “It’s the outfit tho … you a mom.” In a second post, he wrote, “We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is. This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”
Keke Palmer works with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the American charity Cool To Be Smart program. There, she speaks to children about the importance of learning. Palmer is also a supporter of Urban Farming and the Girl Scouts.
According to Marca.com, Keke Palmer is worth $7.5 million.
In January 2019, Palmer took to social media to share that her brand new car, a $100,000 Porsche, was stolen in Atlanta. She wrote in her Instagram stories, “If y’all see somebody in the Atlanta area riding around in a Porsche that’s not theirs, it’s because it’s MINE lol.” “This craziest thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Palmer paid $1.4 million for Jennette McCurdy’s former Studio City home.
Keke Palmer made her acting debut in 2004 in the film, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Also, in the same year, she appeared in the television film The Wool Cap. Her breakthrough came in 2006 when she appeared in the drama film Akeelah and the Bee. Palmer progressed as a child actress with roles in Madea’s Family Reunion in 2006, Jump In! in 2007, The Longshots in 2008, and Shrink in 2009. Palmer also played a number of roles on Nickelodeon, including the title character in the sitcom True Jackson, VP from 2008–2011. She provided the voice of Aisha in the Nickelodeon revival of Winx Club from 2011–2014 and headlined the television film Rags in 2012.
In 2013, Keke transitioned to mature roles with the VH1 biographical film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. She starred as Ella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway from 2014 to 2015. She has also starred in several television series, such as Scream Queens from 2015 to 2016, the Epix drama series Berlin Station from 2017–2019, the slasher series Scream in 2019, and the Facebook Watch series Turnt Up with the Taylors in 2021. For the 2021 series, she received a Primetime Emmy Award. Palmer also starred in films such as Animal in 2014, Pimp in 2018, Hustlers in 2019, and Jordan Peele’s Nope in 2022. Keke also gained praise for starring in Jennifer Lopez’s film Hustlers.