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Keke Palmer Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Lauren Keyana Palmer

Born in a small town just outside of Chicago, IL, performer Keke Palmer initially gravitated to singing as a young child, but soon landed a memorable screen role as the niece of [[Performer~P40714~Queen Latifah~queenlatifah]] in the urban comedy [[Feature~V283323~Barbershop 2: Back in Business~barbershop2:backinbusiness]] (2004). Palmer turned to acting given the success of this first assignment; its positive reception prompted the budding actress' family to relocate to Southern California and doubtless helped open the doors that led to Palmer's first lead portrayal. She played Akeelah, the 11-year-old daughter of a single parent who ascends through the ranks of spelling bee competitions, in the sleeper hit [[Feature~V321726~Akeelah and the Bee~akeelahandthebee]] (2006). Palmer subsequently teamed up with director [[Performer~P403164~Tyler Perry~tylerperry]] twice, first with a role in his comedy [[Feature~V306457~Madea's Family Reunion~madeasfamilyreunion]], then with a guest spot on his series [[Feature~V357157~Tyler Perry's House of Payne~tylerperryshouseofpayne[tvseries]]], and landed the lead role in the teen movie musical [[Feature~V383287~Jump In!~jumpin]] (2007), a made-for-television picture about two adolescents who compete against one another in a rope-skipping competition. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi