Keke Palmer is a multi-talented award-winning actress, activist, fashion designer and singer. She became a performer even when she was still a child which allowed her to start and develop her talents early in life.
She started to some popularity when she had her audition in “The Lion King”. The actress even started to appear in the movie screens while she was still 11 years old.
When it comes to her music career, her debut album became a huge success as it was able to reach 85th place on the R&B charts.
With a huge list of movies and albums released in her belt, Keke Palmer has become a figure of success in the entertainment industry. Here we’ll talk about her career, personal life, and total net worth to keep you updated in with this celebrity.
Early Life and Upbringing
Keke Palmer or Lauren Keyana Palmer was born on August 26, 1993, in Harvey, Illinois. Her parents, Larry and Sharon Palmer, met when they were still in drama school. Both of them worked as professional actors before finding a more stable job to support themselves.
She had her education at Rickover Jr High School and later went to St. Benedict School. Her parents then moved to California in the early 2000s in order to let their daughter have an acting and music career.
When Keke turned nine, she was able to audition for the musical production of “The Lion King”.
Though she wasn’t able to get the role due to how young she was, she was still able to get roles from other productions like in 2004 where she played as Queen Latifah’s niece in “Barbershop 2: Back in Business”.
Career in Films
With Keke’s appearing in the 2004 comedy film “Barbershop 2: Back in Business”, she was able to gain more roles during her childhood.
In the same year, she was able to play as “Arletta Marion” in “1939”. She was also featured in a few television series such as “Cold Case”, “Lou”, and also in the television film “The Wool Cap”.
Palmer was then able to get more roles like ER, Second Time Around, and the popular TV show Law and Order: SVU. Even though her roles were still small during this time, it still managed to help her gain recognition and train her for bigger roles.
In 2006, she finally managed to get a leading role when she auditioned for Akeelah Anderson in the popular film “Akeelah and the Bee”. Out of the 300 people who auditioned for it, she was chosen due to her interpretation of the script.
As her performance proved to be a success, Keke then became a full-time actress and even had to pause her music career due to the busy schedule she had.
Keke’s Music Career
The artist’s career in music flourished back in 2007, where she released her first studio album “So Uncool”. Even though it wasn’t able to do so well in the Billboard Chart, it still managed to reach 26th place in the “US Billboard Top Heatseekers”.
In 2016, she then released her second album titled “Waited to Exhale”. She’s also released a few singles and mixtapes throughout her career but most of them didn’t reach that much mainstream success.
Although Keke has a lot of songs released which had gained some popularity, most people only know her for her career in acting due to her mainstream success from it.
Awards and Achievements
Throughout Keke Palmer’s career, she was able to get a lot of awards and nominations.
In 2006, when she starred in the movie “Akeelah and the Bee”, she was able to win an award for “Outstanding Actress in a Television, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special” in the “NAACP Image Awards”, “Most Promising Performer” in the “Chicago Film Critics Association Awards”, and “Best Performance in a Feature Film-Leading Young Actress” in the “Young Artists Award”.
Overall the actress has over 32 nominations in different awards for her various roles in movies and television and has won 13 of them.
Keke Palmer’s Total Net Worth
With all of the money she has earned in her roles in movies, and also the number of songs that she has released, she has a total net worth of 7.5 million. This also includes her salary from all the stage play and TV shows she’s been on.
The actress has already starred in more than 30 TV shows and 18 movies. She’s already released studio albums, multiple music videos, and various concert tours where she played in.
With all of this under her belt, it’s not even a question anymore on why she’s able to amount to that much.
Personal Life and Relationships
Keke Palmer has 3 other siblings. The eldest being Loreal, and the youngest ones being Lawrence and Lawrencia who are twins. It’s been known on how Loreal and Keke are mistakenly seen as twins or even doppelgangers due to how similar their appearances are.
The actress has also had several relationships throughout her career. Her first known relationship was with Rodney King who she dated from 2010 to 2013.
After their breakup, Keke then dated an actor named Quincy Brown, a co-star of hers in the 2015 drama film “Brotherly Love”.
Keke’s dating life shows that she isn’t rushing herself on marriage and it’s not possible for her to do that due to her tight schedule from all her work.
Even though the actress is quite busy with her acting career, she’s able to take some time off to do some philanthropic work.
She has been going to the “Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the American charity Cool To Be Smart program” where she talks to children on how learning is very important for their future.
She also supports a few charity works like the YWCA promotes peace, women empowerment, and anti-racism. She’s also part of the “Saving our Daughter” oath project where people all over the world take oaths to stop bullying.