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Keke Palmer

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Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and television personality. Known for playing leading and character roles in comedy-drama productions, she has received a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was included on Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world in 2019.Palmer made her acting debut in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). She later appeared in the television film The Wool Cap (2004) and had her breakthrough starring in the drama film Akeelah and the Bee (2006). She released her debut studio album, So Uncool, in 2007. She progressed as a prominent child actress with roles in Madea's Family Reunion (2006), Jump In! (2007), The Longshots (2008) and Shrink (2009).

Palmer received recognition for her roles on Nickelodeon, such as portraying the title character in the sitcom True Jackson, VP (2008–2011), providing the voice of Aisha in the Nickelodeon revival of Winx Club (2011–2014), and headlining the television film Rags (2012). Palmer made her transition to mature roles with the VH1 biographical film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013), and later starred in the thriller film Animal (2014), the comedy horror series Scream Queens (2015–2016), the drama series Berlin Station (2017–2019), the slasher series Scream (2019) and the crime drama film Hustlers (2019). In 2021, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for her roles in the series Turnt Up with the Taylors.

Since So Uncool, Palmer has released three extended plays: Lauren (2016), Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 (2019) and Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 2 (2020). She hosted the talk show Just Keke (2014) and co-hosted the talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke (2019–2020), the latter earning her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. In 2020, she hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, becoming the first woman of color to host the event.

Articles

July 26, 2022

22 Best Actors in Their 20s: Hollywood's Best Young Actors

The best young actors and actresses in their 20s right now, including Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Letitia Wright, Jharrel Jerome, Keke Palmer, & many more.

www.complex.com

July 25, 2022

‘Nope’ Proves Keke Palmer Deserves Every Lead Role Hollywood Has to Offer—and an Oscar

‘Nope’ has solidified Keke Palmer as one of the greatest talents of her generation. Will this be the role that catapults her to an Awards season favorite?

www.complex.com

July 25, 2022

Keke Palmer Is A ‘Nope’ On Colorism Claims and Zendaya Comparisons | Billboard News

The conversation surrounding Nope quickly transformed into a discourse on colorism, who decides what is or is not “mainstream,” and Keke’s lengthy career.

www.billboard.com

July 21, 2022

Jordan Peele Talks 'Nope' and Why He Knew Keke Palmer Was Perfect for Role

Complex spoke with Jordan Peele about 'Nope,' casting Keke Palmer, why people love his movies, and being called one of the greatest directors of all time.

www.complex.com

June 9, 2022

Watch a New Trailer for Jordan Peele’s New Movie Nope

The Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer–led movie is out July 22

pitchfork.com

June 9, 2022

Watch the Final Trailer for Jordan Peele's ‘Nope’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer

‘NOPE’ asks the question, “What’s a bad miracle?” The upcoming film reunites writer/director Jordan Peele with his ‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya.

www.complex.com

April 27, 2022

Keke Palmer Replacing Megan Thee Stallion as ‘Legendary’ Judge for Season 3

The new season of the voguing competition premieres May 19 on HBO Max.

www.billboard.com

April 25, 2022

Keke Palmer Calls Out Fan Who Filmed Her Without Consent: 'No Means No'

Keke Palmer took to social media where she shared a story about an interaction she had with a fan who she said filmed her without her consent.

www.complex.com

April 16, 2022

Steph Curry Featured in Latest Teaser for Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’

The latest horror experience from director Jordan Peele sees him reuniting with 'Get Out' actor Daniel Kaluuya. Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun also star.

www.complex.com

March 25, 2022

Cardi B Tries Fishing in Latest Episode of ‘Cardi Tries’ And It Goes About How You’d Expect

Keke Palmer joins Cardi on the boat and they don't want to mess with live bait.

www.billboard.com

March 18, 2022

What to Watch This Week: 'X,' Deep Water,' 'DMZ,' 'Alice' and More

Our picks for the best new movies & shows for March 18-19. A24's new horror film 'X,' the erotic thriller 'Deep Water,' Keke Palmer's 'Alice' and more.

www.complex.com

March 16, 2022

Watch Keke Palmer in This Exclusive 'Alice' Clip

Keke Palmer and Common star in 'Alice' (Mar. 18), a film about a young woman born into slavery, and what she discovers. Watch this exclusive clip from the film.

www.complex.com

February 14, 2022

Keke Palmer Stars in Creepy Trailer for Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Ahead of Super Bowl

Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya, who became an A-list star with Peele's 'Get Out,' is also among the cast of 'Nope.'

www.billboard.com

February 13, 2022

Watch the Trailer for Jordan Peele’s New Film NOPE

Peele’s latest horror entry stars Get Out lead Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer

pitchfork.com

Discs

Bottoms Up 2.0

April 29, 2022

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Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) [From Sing 2]

November 25, 2021

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Hood Bitch (Remix) feat. Keke Palmer

April 23, 2021

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Virgo Tendencies, Pt. II

December 11, 2020

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Want Me to Be

November 20, 2020

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Virgo Tendencies, Pt. I

August 28, 2020

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Snack

July 10, 2020

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Thick

June 12, 2020

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Sticky [Remix]

May 15, 2020

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Sticky (Radio Edit)

May 9, 2020

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Sticky

April 17, 2020

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FYG

March 25, 2020

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Got Em Mad

February 28, 2020

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Virgo Tendencies

February 15, 2020

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GIANTS

November 10, 2019

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Better to Have Loved

September 28, 2018

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Wind Up

April 21, 2017

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Lauren

November 4, 2016

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Enemiez (Remix)

April 22, 2016

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Enemiez

March 4, 2016

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I Don't Belong To You

October 23, 2015

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Dance Alone

August 21, 2012

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We Are (From "Ice Age: Continental Drift"/Theme)

May 15, 2012

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Walls Come Down

January 1, 2011

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The Greatest

January 1, 2011

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The One You Call

January 1, 2010

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So Uncool

September 17, 2007

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Tonight (From "Night at the Museum")

November 28, 2006

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