Lauren Keyana Palme, known by her showbiz name, Keke Palmer, was born on August 26, 1993, in Harvey, Illinois.
Palmer is an American actress, singer, and television personality who has played lead and character roles in comedy-drama productions including “Akeelah and the Bee” and “True Jackson, VP”.
She has since received several awards notably, a Primetime Emmy Award, six NAACP Image Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Palmer’s acting skills encouraged her parents to relocate the family to California in order to pursue a career in show business.
Although music was still her passion, Palmer saw her breakthrough via her acting skills and made her big-screen debut in Barbershop 2: Back in Business in 2004 as Queen Latifah’s niece.
The role Queen Latifah played as her aunt has made fans question if the two could be relatives.
Truth is, Palmer is not related to Latifah. They are both actresses who played an aunt and a niece role.