Keke Palmer

D.O.B: Aug 26, 1993 |  Harvey, Illinois, USA

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Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out Jesus Loves Me in her church choir.

Biography

Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out Jesus Loves Me in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but, to her moms dismay, the mike had not been adjusted to suit her daughters height. Without missing a beat, Palmer lowered the mike and moved the crowd with her heavenly voice. At that very moment, her family knew there was something special about Keke (a nickname given to her by her sister). Although music was still her passion, Palmers first big break came via her acting skills, making her big-screen debut in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) as Queen Latifahs niece. Immediately recognizing her star potential, the films producers encouraged her parents to take their daughter to California to explore other acting opportunities. Relocating required that Palmers parents leave behind the security of their jobs, a newly purchased home and uproot their other three children. However, it didnt diminish the familys support of Palmers aspirations. Once settled on the West Coast, Palmer did not waste any time. Within six weeks she had booked an episode of the critically acclaimed CBS series Cold Case (2003), a national K-Mart commercial and was chosen from a nationwide search to play opposite William H. Macy in a TNT movie, The Wool Cap (2004).