Keke Palmer
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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer is an Emmy award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and television host. This year, she is set to star as the lead in Nope, Jordan Peele’s next feature at Universal. She just wrapped filming Steel Springs Pictures’ Alice opposite Common and Johnny Lee Miller from writer and director Krystin Ver Linden. She received a 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of the five Taylor family members in her own series, Turnt Up With the Taylors which she produced with Kids at Play for Facebook Watch based on the original characters who rose to popularity on her social media. Keke is currently lending her voice to “Maya” in Disney+'s revival of the The Proud Family and “Rochelle” in Netflix’s new Big Mouth spinoff Human Resources after appearing in Season 5 of Big Mouth. She will host Disney+‘s highly anticipated food competition show, Foodtastic and can be heard voicing the role of “Brynn” opposite Pete Davidson in Broadway Video’s Audible scripted podcast Hit Job. Keke was recently tapped to host Vogue’s first-ever official Livestream for the annual Met Gala which garnered 15 million views across all platforms and 54 million minutes watched in the first 24 hours alone, with Vogue touting record breaking viewership and digital engagement around the event. She also hosted the 2020 MTV VMA Awards which boasted a whopping 4.1 million social media impressions, the most impressions of any event that year just behind the Super Bowl. In 2020 Keke received an Emmy nomination for her work as a host on ABC’s GMA3: Strahan, Sara and Keke and hosted Quibi’s Singled Out based on the iconic 90s MTV series. She also released two hit EP’s, Virgo Tendencies: Part 1 & 2 from her own Big Bosses Record Label. She hosted Nickelodeon’s Kids Pick the President and Our White House, the official inauguration day program for kids. Keke recently starred opposite Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, and Constance Wu in Hustlers for Gloria Sanchez & STX, directed by Lorene Scafaria, which was released to massive critical and popular acclaim. Palmer rose to prominence through her breakout role in Akeelah and the Bee at age 12 starring opposite Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishburne and has gone on to star in over 25 films and 30 TV shows. In 2018, she played the lead in the dark and gritty film, Pimp, executive produced by Lee Daniels. She also starred in 20th Century Fox Television and Lee Daniels Entertainment’s hit television show Star, EPIX’s Berlin Station and FOX’s Scream Queens produced by Ryan Murphy. Keke has broken barriers from a young age, becoming the youngest actress ever to receive a SAG Award nomination in a lead actor category for her work in The Wool Cap at the age of 10, the youngest and first Black Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic musical, Cinderella on Broadway, the first Black woman to star as Marty in the Emmy-nominated TV movie version of Grease Live! and the youngest talk show host in history. She is a passionate activist for the causes she believes in and an advocate for young people. She hopes to inspire her millennial contemporaries to harness their power and drive the change they hope to see in the world.
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