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Keke Palmer Biography

Birth Name:
Lauren Keyana Palmer
Birth Place:
Harvey, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Akeelah and the Bee in 2006, when she was only 13
  • Appears on the soundtrack for Disney Channel's Original Movie Jump In! Released her debut album titled So Uncool in 2007
  • Has worked with Saving Our Daughters and the YMCA USA since 2011
  • Appeared as the first African-American Cinderella in the 2014 Broadway production


  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Young Actress: nominated
  • 2006Black Reel Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2006Black Reel Awards-Best Breakthrough Performance: nominated
  • 2006Chicago Film Critics Association-Most Promising Performer: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated