Lauren Keyana Keke Palmer was born on 26th August 1993 in the Harvey city of Illinois, United States of America. Her birth name is Lauren Keyana Palmer. She is 1.68 meters tall. She is the daughter of Larry Palmer and Sharon Palmer, who is a teacher by profession and has set up an NGO to teach autistic children.
She has one elder brother, Lawrence Palmer. Lawrencia Palmer is her elder sister, and Loreal Palmer is her younger sister. She is very attached to her best friend, Carlysia Levert (actress). She finds actor-writer William H. Macy to be her favourite artist and inspiration.
She was romantically involved with Rodney King, who is a singer by profession. The couple started dating in 2010 and ended their three-year relationship in 2013. She is currently dating American actor Quincy Brown. Lauren made her first TV appearance in the year 2003 with the show, American Idol Juniors.
Unfortunately, the show got cancelled and was never aired. She started her career in the American cinema in 2002. Her film debut was in the Barbershop 2: Back in Business in 2004. She played the character of a little girl who was the niece of
Queen Latifah. Her second film was Knights of the South Bronx in 2005.
This was an
Allen Hughes film. The flick was about a school teacher who supports and encourages children to join a school and also helps them sharpen their wits by teaching those chess. In the movie, Keke played the role of Kenya Russell, a teenager from a small town.
She named the highest-paid child star in 2009 when she was a part of the Nickelodeon series, True Jackson VP. She was paid $20,000 for every episode. Keke started her career in singing with the Atlantic Records in 2005. She made her first single album titled, All My Girls with the Atlantic Records.
She received mixed reviews for her performance. She went on her first world tour in 2007. The tour was called Footworkin Concert Tour and covered six countries world over. Palmer is the recipient of various awards including the Young Artist Award in the Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role (actress) category for the film, Akeelah and the Bee in 2006.
She won the Young Stars Award at the BET Awards 2014. She was given the Spirit of League Champion Award in 2015 by the Spirit of the League Awards Gala for the film, Philanthropy.