Keke Palmer

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Keke Palmer is an actress/singer who won a small role in the feature film, BarberShop 2 - Back In Business, at the tender age of nine. The role of, Gina's Niece, though small, was significant in the movie because Gina was none other that the sensational, Queen Latifah. Keke more than held her own against the likes of comic, Cedric the Entertainer, arguably she stole the scene. That role led to a series of guest-starring roles on television shows like, Strong Medicine, Cold Case, ER, and Law & Order. Keke later went on to star in an Emmy-nominated made for TV movie entitled, The Wool Cap, where she worked alongside one of her favorite actors William H. Macy. Her amazing performance in Wool Cap was so remarkable, that it earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Nomination in the Best Leading Actress category. Who were her fellow nominees? Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, Glen Close & Patricia Heaton. Close went on to win. Still ,pretty impressive for a kid who had only been acting for one year! Keke is the youngest actor to ever be nominated by the guild in a Lead Actor Category. Recently, Keke had the pleasure of co-starring in the made for television movie, Knights Of the South Bronx, with former Cheers star, Ted Danson. In less than two years, Keke has done several national commercials, made for TV movies, television guest starring appearances, shot a pilot for her own show on Disney Channel, Keke & Jamal, and two LionsGate family movies, Madea's Family Reunion, starring Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, which hits theaters February 24th, 2006, Akeelah and The Bee, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett opening April 28th, 2006. Keke was just honored at ShoWest by being named, "Rising Star Of The Year", for her inspirational protrayal of Akeelah Anderson , a shy little girl from South Los Angeles who dreams of competiting in the National Spelling Bee. Keke is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and just recently signed a major recording contract with Atlantic Records. Although she had offers from three other major labels, Keke felt strongly that Atlantic was the right place for her, after all, it is the label that launched the careers of legendary artists such as, Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles. At the age of twelve, Keke has a long way to go, but no one can argue the fact that she is off to a fantastic start! Her single entitled, "All my girlz", off of the Akeelah and the Bee Soundtrack, co-written by her sister, Loreal Palmer, Ericka Dymaskus and the musical production team, The Movement, will be available in Starbuck Stores on April 4th. Look for Keke's debut CD early summner!!!!

· Agency: Coast to Coast Talent Group, Meredith Fine / Dana Edrick
· "Madea's Family Reunion" (Pre Production - 2005) ... as "Nikki" (Lead)· "Knights of the South Bronx" (Post Production - 2005) ... as "Kenya Bown" (Lead)· "Akeelah and the Bee" (Post Production - 2005) ... as "Akeelah Anderson" (Lead)· "Wool Cap, The" (2004) ... as "Lou" (Lead)· "Barber Shop 2: Back in Business" (2004) ... as "Gina's Niece" (Principal)
· "Law and Order: SVU" (2005) ... starring as "Tasha Wright" in episode: "Storm" (#149)· "Keke Rules" (2005) ... starring as "Keke Stewart"· "E.R." (2005) ... guest-starring as "Janell" in episode: "The Show Must Go On" (#11.22)· "Second Time Around" ... guest-starring as "Sharlene"· "Cold Case" (2004) ... guest-starring as "Arlene Marion 1939" in episode: "The Letter" (#1.13) 1/25/2004· "Strong Medicine" ... guest-starring as "Sarina"· "American Juniors" ... finalist as "Keke Palmer"· "All That" ... as "Keke Palmer"
· "Up The Mountain" ... as "Young Margaret"· "American Girl Theater" ... as "Addy"

Personal Facts
Full Name:
Lauren Keyana Palmer
Nick Name(s):
Birth Date:
August 26th, 1993 (12 years old)
Birth Place:
Harvey, Illinios
5' 2" (157.48cm)
98 lbs. (44.45kg)
Hair Color:
Eye Color:
2 sisters and 1 brother

School Facts
Grade Level:
6th Grade
Favorite Classes:
English. Least Favorite: Math
Future Schooling:
Obtain a degree in Music

Usher's "Let It Burn"
Wish Upon A Star
William H. Macy
The Bailey School Kids

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I contact Keke? Can I request an autograph?The best way to contact Keke is through her message board, where she reads and replies to messages often! You can also write a letter to Keke at the address listed below. If you wish to request an autograph from Keke, please send a self addressed and stamped envelope (if you are in a country other than the United States, please include an International Reply Coupon) to the address below. This will help expedite the process and get the autograph to you more quickly! Keke Palmer c/o Meredith Fine Coast To Coast Talent Group 3350 Barham Blvd. Los Los Angeles, CA 90068-1404

Keke was born August 26th making her a Virgo, here are some good things and bad things I've found about her sign.
Traditional Virgo TraitsModest and shyMeticulous and reliablePractical and diligentIntelligent and analytical On the dark side, most Virgos are...Fussy and a worrierOvercritical and harshPerfectionist and conservativeVirgo ChildThis child is very orderly, a place for everything and everything in it's place! While this makes the parents happy at an early age, (getting him/her to pick up and put away toys is not a chore with this little one), As he/she advances in age the critical eye of virgo will be turned on any untidiness discovered in the parents.This child seems to have been born with common sense and financial ability but not a very good sense of how to enjoy life and should be shown by the parents how to be more affectionate and to enjoy the simplier things of life. The Virgo child is highly inventive and can usually come up with sound, workable ideas at an early age. This is also the type of child that is just as content to play quietly alone; he/she is frequently in a creative mood, sitting for hours getting something as perfect as possible. For this cause, his peers will see very little of him if the parents do not intervene to be sure he/she has a well rounded childhood.Virgo is physically active and wiry with a large capacity for working hard long hours which can lead to straining the nerves as well as the eyes. That is the reason the child must be taught to relax and have some fun so the child will be able to guide the adult he/she will become.

List of awards Keke or her movies where she played a lead were nominated for or won.Screen Actors Guild Award2005NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Television Movie or MiniseriesFor: The Wool Cap (2004) (TV)NAACP Image Award2005NominatedOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialFor: The Wool Cap (2004) (TV)Young Hollywood Award2005NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesFor: The Wool Cap (2004) (TV)Emmy Award2005NominatedBest Made For TV MovieFor: The Wool Cap (2004) (TV)Family Television Award2005WonBest Made For TV MovieFor: The Wool Cap (2004) (TV)Screen Actors Guild Award2006NominatedBest Made For TV MovieFor: Knights Of The South Bronx (2005) (TV)Showest Award2006WinnerRising Star Of The YearFor: Akeelah And The Bee (2006

Let's talk about something that's really important to Keke and appearently her parents too.Keke is a well educated young lady who attented St. Benedict Grammar School in Blue Island until she was in the 4th Grade. Keke is now home schooled by her mother who is a high school teacher. Keke's parents are both college graduates and Keke is intending to follow in their footsteps. She already has her eyes on colleges like Harvard and Stanford; two very prestigious colleges which are both ranked as one of the top 50 colleges where African American students are most likely to succeed. Keke says if she study really hard she will be able to graduate high school by the time she's 14.School Facts
She is an Honor Roll Student
Her favorite subject is English
Her least favorite subject is Math
She'd like to obtain a degree in music
She has received a Good Samaritan Award for peer tutoring.

Name: Lauren Keyana 'Keke' Palmer
Age: 12 Years Old
Birthday: August 26th 1993Location:
Born In Robbins Il., (Outside of Chicago)
Currently Resides: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 4"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Agency: Coast To Coast Talent Agency
Parents: Lawrence/Larry and Sharon PalmerSiblings: Loreal (17), Lawrencia (5), Lawrence II (5)IMDb Page: [x]Favorites» Best Friend: Essence Walker, She lives back in Il.» TV Show: Moesha, Fresh Prince, Degrassi and Disney Channel!» Celebrity: She loves Brandy!» Actor: Too many to pick one» Actress: Too many to pick one» Food: Bacon Cheeseburger with fries» Music: R&B, Hip Hop and Pop» Colors: White, pink, purple, orange and baby blue» Movies: Mean Girls and Wish Upon A Star» Trend: Designer handbags (Coach, Gucci)» Sports: Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer» Hobbies: Double Dutch, Shopping, Talking on the phone, going to the movies with friends, playing SIMS 2 and other computer games and traveling.» Books: The Bailey School Kids» Foods: Pizza and alot of other stuff! She loves to eat!!!Did You Know» Keke's first song she learned to sing was a gospel song called "Oh How I Love Jesus", she was just 5 years old singing in the family church choir.» She was only 10 years old when she did "The Wool Cap" and was found in a nationwide search.» When she did "Barber Shop 2" she was only 9 years old, but turned 10 while on the set.» She was a finalist on American Juniors.» She appeared on 'Cold Case' after living in LA for ONLY 9 days!» She wears glasses.» She had a chance to meet Raven, and said she was so excited she was shaking and could hardly speak.» When she sang for "Queen" (Latifah that is), she called her a full package.» She's the youngest person ever nominated SAG Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress Award.» She likes surprises!» Her best birthday was when she turned 7 years old, she had a party at Chuck E Cheese. She still love that place today!Extended Facts» With her first check she bought her a laptop computer, then she got an even better one.» Keke's mother is a high school teacher (communications & special education)» Her Father has a degree in Theology but works in Polyurethane Sales» Her parents has been married for 19 years, they met in college» Sister and Brother Lawrencia and Lawrence are twins. (If you haven't noticed)» She also dances and can be found dancing at local dance studios» Parents are former actors for the Black Ensemble Theater» She enjoys giving manicures. She purchased a self manicuring set and has cleaned the nails of everyone in her family.

Movie: Barber Shop 2 : Back In BusinessChannel: n/aDebut: 2004Episode: n/aSeason: n/aCharacter Name: Gena's Niece?Role: Keke played a loud mouth sassy little girl in a Bar BQ scene. All I can say is don't be tryna give her no burnt burger! She will go off!Quote"I'mma teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelll my auntie"Facts Keke's Big Screen Debut!
Show: Cold CaseChannel: CBSDebut: January 24th 2004Episode: The LetterSeason: 1Character Name: Arlene MarionRole: She was so cute in here she played Arlene in the flash back scene, which flashed way back to the 1930's! There was this one woman who could not read or write and the milk man would leave her letter's everyday, Arlene read them to her and write one back.Quote"Ms. Sadie was a lady"Facts Keke landed this role after living in LA for only 9 day, her first show ever!
Movie: The Wool CapChannel: TNTDebut: November 21st 2004Episode: n/aSeason: n/aCharacter Name: LouRole: Lou is a 10 year old girl who had nothing and no one after being abandoned by her mother and left with a mute. I would describe Lou as a young girl with a lot of attitude who is street and smart. She also knows how to hide her feelings well but is very sensitive inside!Quote"You think this is fun for me, hanging out with Mr. Yakady Yak? She's coming back! She always come back."Facts Keke earned her first award nomination from this role!

Below is a timeline of Keke's career!2003
She went on her first audition, for The Lion King in Chicago. She got the part but then could not go to LA to do the show.
She auditioned for American Juniors in Chicago and she made the Top 33. She didn't make it to TV but still had alot of fun and met alot of great people during the process.August
She filmed "Barbershop 2: Back In Business" she only had 5 lines, but it was the start of something really big for her.November:
She and her family moved from Chicago to LA California and got her an agent.
After just 9 days of living in LA Keke booked a guest starring spot on Cold Case.2004
Went on an nation wide audition for a movie with William H. Macy called 'The Wool Cap'. She got the lead part for a young girl named 'Lou'.2005
Was nominated for her 1st award! A SAG Award for her role as 'Lou'. This nomation made her the youngest to be nominated in their top actors catagory!
She started rehearsing for the movie 'Akeelah and the Bee', filming started a few weeks later in LA.February
Nominated for a 2nd award a NAACP Image Award, again for 'Lou'March
Nominated for her 3rd award, A Young Artist Award she did not attend the ceremony.April
Filmed an episode of 'ER'
Won two more leading roles in Knights Of The South Bronx and Madea's Family ReunionMay
She and her family went to Toronto to start filming another Made-for-TV movie 'Knights Of The South Bronx'.July
To Atlanta to for the filming of 'Madea's Family Reunion'!
'The Wool Cap', was nominated for an EMMY Award; Keke and her family were so excited!September
Inked a deal with a top notch management company "Untitled Management".
Chosen by the executive producer of 'Law and Order SVU' Dick Wolfe to play in a special episode of the show, based on Hurricane Katrina.November
Went to New York City film the SVU episode.December
Accepted a Family Friendly Award for "The Wool Cap"2006
Signed a recording contract with Alantic Records!!!February
'Madea's Family Reunion' released in theaters! The first #1 Box Office Movie Keke starred in!March
Honored at the 2006 ShoWest Awards; Rising Star Of The Year for her performance in 'Akeelah and the Bee'April
Filmed her first music video for her 1st single with Atlantic Records entitled 'All My Girlz'! The video premiered on 106th and Park on April 28th. The same day her big movie hit the big screen!
'Akeelah and the Bee' released in THEATERS! Making this Keke's first title role to hit the big screen!May
Signed on to play in a Disney Channel Original Movie, 'JUMP'!June
Toronto Canada to film the Disney Movie JUMP
Signed a talent/development deal with Lionsgate TV. The studio will develop a TV Series and TV Movies just for Keke.If you remember something that I forgot please feel free to
contact me about it.

August 26, 1993 8 + 26 + 1993 = 2027 = 2 + 0 + 2 + 7 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2#2 The Peacemaker2's are the born diplomats. They are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead them to be successful in life, but on the other hand they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy they should learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize the moment and not put things off.


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