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Keke Palmer            

Actress & Youngest Talk Show Host in TV History; Co-star in Scream Queens

Famed actress/singer Keke Palmer earned her first taste of national exposure with a small role in "Barbershop 2: Back in Business," later starring in "Akeelah and the Bee."

It wasn't long before bigger acting opportunities came Palmer's way. Her early credits include a string of appearances on several television shows, including "ER," "Cold Case" and "Law & Order."

In 2004, Palmer starred opposite William H. Macy in the made-for-TV movie "The Wool Cap," a performance that earned her the distinction of being youngest nominee for the Screen Actors Guild's best leading actress honor.

Other work soon followed, including "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Akeelah and the Bee," which tells the story of a young girl and her pursuit of the National Spelling Bee championship. The film, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, garnered Palmer significant critical praise. The soundtrack also featured Palmer's first recording, "All My Girlz." The song led Atlantic Records to bring Palmer into the studio for more recording time. The singer's first album, So Cool, a mix of R&B tracks, was released in 2007.

In recent years, Palmer has continued to maintain a full-time acting schedule. In 2007, she co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes in "The Cleaner." A year later, she headlined "The Longshots"; she played Jasmine Plummer, the first girl to quarterback an all-boys football team in the Pop Warner nationals, in the film. In 2008, Palmer was cast as the star of "True Jackson, VP," a Nickelodeon program about a 15-year-old girl who becomes vice president of a billion-dollar fashion company.

In 2012, Palmer starred alongside Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the film "Joyful Noise." She produced and starred in "Rags," a Nickelodeon musical film, as well as voice characters in "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Winx Club." Palmer has also recently been cast in the upcoming comedy "Virgin Mary," opposite Abigail Breslin and Carter Jenkins, and will also star in the upcoming TLC VH1-biopic "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story."

With her versatility as an actress and singer, Palmer is sure to be gracing screens and stages for years to come.

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Keke Palmer: "I Used to Pray to Have Light Skin" | News | BET

The actress recalls feeling as if darker skin wasn't as beautiful as lighter skin.

Keke Palmer: I Had So Many Monologues - Los Angeles Local ...

Keke Palmer stars in the DirecTV original series "Full Circle". The series focuses on 11 characters who are all somehow connected.

Keke Palmer on 'Scream Queens': 'It's a Dream Come True' | Variety

Former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer, who rose to fame on "True Jackson VP," will be scaring up a whole new fandom on "Scream Queens," from executive ...

How Starring on Broadway as Cinderella Helped Keke Palmer Realize Her #BlackGirlMagic

The 22-year-old actress was Broadway’s first Black Cinderella and recently became the first African-American Pink Lady in a major presentation of Grease, or as Fox called it Grease: Live, which aired in late January.

Keke Palmer Designs Two Collections with ShoeDazzle

ShoeDazzle tapped Keke Palmer to curate two special collections for its members. The first launched October 1 and the second will drop in January 2017.

Keke Palmer says months spent in NYC for 'Cinderella' led to ...

Keke Palmer says the months she spent in New York, working on the stage musical "Cinderella" in 2014, turned out to be a life-changing experience.

'Scream' Adds Keke Palmer, RJ Cyler, Jessica Sula, More | Deadline

Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), RJ Cyler (I'm Dying Up Here), Jessica Sula ( Recovery Road), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why) and Giullian Yao Gioiello  ...

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