Keke Palmer is an American entertainer who is best known for her appearances in the television comedy series “True Jackson, VP.” She is a well-known and beloved actress, songwriter, and singer. She has done very well in her career in the entertainment industry. As of early 2021, her net worth is estimated to be $7.5 million. Did she really earn that much in her acting and singing career? We were interested in learning how she became so incredibly wealthy, so we looked into her career history and her personal life, and here is what we discovered.
Keke’s early life
According to Celebrity Net Worth, She was born in August of 1993 in Harvey, Illinois. Her parents named her Lauren Keyana Palmer. Her stage name is a derivative of her middle name, more of a nickname so she hasn’t really changed her name legally. Keke has had a passion for performing in front of audiences since she was a young girl. She started young, performing in the choir at church. She was a singer from an early age, but she also wanted to try her hand at acting. She auditioned for The Lion King play when she was just nine years old. She continued to audition and eventually landed a role in 2004 in “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.” This was her first break in the acting business and it opened up more doors for her emerging career as a child actor. Her family understood her passion and supported her ambitions in every way that they could. They relocated to California so she could be closer to the action for her career in acting.
Life in California
After moving to California, Keke was cast in several films as a child actor. The first was “Akeelah and the Bee,” followed by “Madea’ Family Reunion,” “Cleaner,” The Longshots,” “Shrink,” and the film “Joyful Noise.” Her parents are Larry and Sharon Palmer. Both were professional actors who eventually left the profession for other full-time employment, but they supported Keke in her acting endeavors and raised her in a Christian household. According to Wealthy Gorilla, Keke attended Rickover Jr. High School. although her film debut happened at the age of 11 years old, she continued with school until she graduated. After graduation, she turned her focus fully on her career as a singer and an actor, as well as other endeavors in the entertainment business.
Keke became a professional while she was still in school
Keke’s popularity as a child actor gave her an early start on her profession and it also started her out earning money towards the fortune that she has amassed. She made her singing debut with an album that went all the way to number 85 on the R&B charts. She signed with the Atlantic Records label for her debut single “All My Girlz.” and also appeared in the film “Knights of the South Bronx” in 2005. This was a big year for her. She earned a lot of attention in “Barbershop 2: Back in Business because it paired her as the niece of Queen Latifah’s character. She also appeared in several television roles. Among them was “Cold Case” in 2004, and in 2007, she was cast in the lead part in the Disney movie “Jump In.” One of her biggest acting roles as a child actor was her part in Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson VP.” She won an award for her performances in the sitcom. It was a Black Reel Award for Best Actress.
Other career endeavors
Palmer’s singing career continued to flourish. She left Atlantic records then released the mixtape “Awaken,” followed by others. She also did some voice acting for the animated film “Ice Age” in 2012 and as the voice of the main character in “Winx Club.” Other notable roles include a part in “Scream Queens, a Fox horror series. She appeared in a recurring role on the show from 2015 through 2017. She also appeared in “Brotherly Love” in 2015, and “Tobacco Valley” in 2018. Keke has won other awards including the NAACP Image Awards for outstanding actress in 2005. She also appeared as a presenter at the Spirit of the League Awards Gala in 2015. According to Born Rich, Keke also appeared in the film “Virgin Mary” in 2012. She has also appeared in several music videos as well as the soundtrack for the film “Night at the Museum, Akeelah and the Bee,” “Disneymania 5 and 6,” and “Jump In!.” She also did voice work in “Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare.” Her singing and acting career kept her busy through most of her childhood and early adult years. We’re wondering if she ever had time to just be a kid?
Keke Palmer is a phenomenal young lady who has done very well for herself, and she did it while doing what she loves the most. She is one of the fortunate few who was able to pursue her passion from early childhood forward. Thanks to supportive and loving parents who understood the entertainment industry, she was born into an ideal situation or success. Keke is talented as an actress and singer, plus she had a few lucky breaks along the way. She has advanced past the days of childhood and she continues to forge new pathways for herself and to remain relevant in the acting industry. Although the current pandemic has put a halt on the careers of most entertainers, this isn’t that last that we’ve seen of Keke Palmer. We fully expect to hear more from her in the near future as entertainment venues begin to open up once again. It is clear that she has in fact made her fortune of $7.5 million in the entertainment industry both singing and acting in unforgettable roles.