There are many young #Black women who are paving the way for other young actors, and #Keke Palmer is one of those young women. After she became the youngest talk show host with BET’s “#JUSTKeke,” Keke has becoming the first African-American to fill the glass slippers of Cinderella on Broadway in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois. After Palmer’s film debut, Palmer and her family moved to California to help her pursue a career in acting. Palmer released her debut album, So Uncool, on September 18, 2007 through Atlantic Records. The album failed to chart on the US Billboard 200 but did chart at number 85 on the R&B chart.
She made her acting debut in the 2004 film Barbershop 2: Back in Business and rose to prominence in 2006 for her breakthrough role in Akeelah and the Bee as well as starring in Madea’s Family Reunion. Palmer has also starred in films such as The Longshots and Shrink. She has also had numerous television roles including the lead role in Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. Palmer earned $20,000 per episode of True Jackson, VP, which made her the fourth highest-paid child star on television.
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Palmer works with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the American charity Cool To Be Smart program, speaking to children about the importance of learning. She is also a supporter of Urban Farming and the Girl Scouts. As of late 2010, Palmer, along with many other widely known celebrities, has been an avid representative for the “Saving Our Daughters” oath project, an anti-bullying campaign that allows people all over the world to take an oath to stop bullying. (read more)
Palmer performed her first Broadway show as Cinderella on September 9, 2014. Her last show was on January 4, 2015.
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