Keke Palmer’s delightful and touching performance in the hit movie Akeelah And The Bee was certainly this young star’s breakout role. Though she is only fifteen years old, this talented young woman has a very impressive resume that would make actors twice her age green with jealousy. With her popular Nickelodeon television show as well as many other projects in the works, Keke Palmer is poised for super stardom. This article will offer some fun facts about this very appealing and talented young lady.
A Star Is Born. Lauren Keyana Palmer was born on August 25, 1993 to a father who made his living in the corporate world and a mother who worked as an elementary school teacher. She is one of four children including an older sister that nicknamed young Lauren “Keke.” The name stuck is now the name that Lauren uses both professionally and personally. The family made their home in Harvey, Illinois until they uprooted themselves and moved to California so that Keke could pursue her dreams in the entertainment industry. What a lucky young lady Keke Palmer is to have such a supportive family behind her.
Early Roles. Keke Palmer was fortunate enough to cut her acting teeth with guest starring roles on hit television shows like “Cold Case,” “E. R,” “Strong Medicine” and “Law And Order: SVU.” Keke enjoyed wonderful opportunities to develop her craft along side such television veterans as Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Richardson and Maura Tierney. Her roles on the small screen led to supporting roles in the big budget films “Barbershop,” “Madea’s Family Reunion” and then “Akeelah And The Bee.” Her starring role in “Akeelah” was so impressive that several film reviewers predicted that an Academy Award was certainly in Keke Palmer’s future. The Palmer family surely did not regret their decision to move to California after Keke’s first few years in Hollywood were so successful.
Musical Aspirations. In addition to her passion for acting, Keke Palmer is also pursuing a career in the music world. Several of her songs were included on the “Akeelah And The Bee Soundtrack” and a CD is scheduled to be released by the famous Sony records in the Spring of 2009. With her built in audience from her acting roles, Keke Palmer will surely have millions of young fans racing down to the music store to pick up her newest album.
Busy Lady. Keke Palmer is currently hard at work filming her Nickelodeon show, “True Jackson VP” where she stars as the teenage vice president of her father’s fashion company. She has also appeared in several music videos and enjoys making guest appearances at live shows where she can belt out a song or two.
Keke Palmer is certainly a young star to keep your eye on. With a successful acting career and a much anticipated music CD about to drop, this is one young lady whose dreams are quickly coming true.