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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer

Birthday: 26 August 1993, Harvey, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: Lauren Keyana Palmer
Height: 168 cm

Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, ...Show more

Keke Palmer
Working with Ice Cube was so tight. He's cool, and I really like how he does family stuff. My guy fr Show more Working with Ice Cube was so tight. He's cool, and I really like how he does family stuff. My guy friends couldn't believe I was chillin' with him. Dudes love Ice Cube. Hide
I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don't have to be disrespectful about it. Bu Show more I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don't have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don't have to be a shrinking violet. Hide
I love being in the studio. Expressing myself that way is really cool. I love being in the studio. Expressing myself that way is really cool.
I would like to do a music person's story, a bio. I've wanted to do Aaliyah forever. But I don't wan Show more I would like to do a music person's story, a bio. I've wanted to do Aaliyah forever. But I don't want it to always be like, 'I'm singing again in a movie.' Hide
I don't wish for anything. Wishing for a million dollars feels greedy. I just wish for the best for Show more I don't wish for anything. Wishing for a million dollars feels greedy. I just wish for the best for me. Hide
Even though I'm in the industry and I act and all this stuff, I still suffer from self-esteem issues Show more Even though I'm in the industry and I act and all this stuff, I still suffer from self-esteem issues... from the way that I look or the way that I talk... just nitpicking at myself. Hide
Actually, Keke is my nickname. When I was little, my sister was about four years old, and she had an Show more Actually, Keke is my nickname. When I was little, my sister was about four years old, and she had an imaginary friend named Keke. And she wanted my name to be Keke. Hide
Whatever my situation is, I want to show that I'm not perfect, and perfect isn't real. The youth nee Show more Whatever my situation is, I want to show that I'm not perfect, and perfect isn't real. The youth need to know that, especially. Hide
I always try to set a positive example for my generation and promote confidence. I always try to set a positive example for my generation and promote confidence.
You have to understand that when things go wrong in your life, it doesn't mean you need to quit. It Show more You have to understand that when things go wrong in your life, it doesn't mean you need to quit. It means you need to get stronger and change your plan. Hide
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If yo Show more Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that's what you are. Hide
You're going to have to speak up for yourself - and I learned that after always being, for lack of a Show more You're going to have to speak up for yourself - and I learned that after always being, for lack of a better word, crapped on. Hide
I've been able to stay good because of my family and keeping God first. If you don't have God in you Show more I've been able to stay good because of my family and keeping God first. If you don't have God in your life, how are you going to navigate through this world? Hide
Urban Outfitters - I love it. It's almost like Forever 21, but for, like, the 24- to 25-year-old gir Show more Urban Outfitters - I love it. It's almost like Forever 21, but for, like, the 24- to 25-year-old girl, getting a little bit older. Hide
I love competing. I love a challenge. I love going in and showing people what I can do, proving to t Show more I love competing. I love a challenge. I love going in and showing people what I can do, proving to them that I can get this part, that I can give you what you want. Hide
I'm a mash-up of everyone. My influences would be Michael Jackson, Brandy, Aaliyah - those types of Show more I'm a mash-up of everyone. My influences would be Michael Jackson, Brandy, Aaliyah - those types of people. So if you can imagine them - and with me taking them, and then putting my own twist and the influence on it - that's musically what I would sound like. Hide
We need to stop separating ourselves by how dark or how light we are. We need to stop separating ourselves by how dark or how light we are.
I've never really had a first date! Well, I had kind of a first date. I went out with this kid. We w Show more I've never really had a first date! Well, I had kind of a first date. I went out with this kid. We went ice skating, but it was not fun. It was so terrible that I told him my curfew was a lot earlier than it really was. Hide
Don't depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That Show more Don't depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That's when good things come around - when you do your own thing and you're not worried about a man. It will happen in due time. Hide
Real faith is when you believe in something that you can't see. When things are going really bad and Show more Real faith is when you believe in something that you can't see. When things are going really bad and you can still get up and say I believe that they're gonna get better, that there's a higher lesson to what I'm going through. It can be hard sometimes, and to turn it around like that, that's true faith. Hide
I don't curl my hair. In fact, I don't know how to. I don't curl my hair. In fact, I don't know how to.
I'm happy with who I am inside. I'd hate to have accolades and all that and not really be happy with Show more I'm happy with who I am inside. I'd hate to have accolades and all that and not really be happy with who I was. So I'm really thankful for my family and for the support system that I have for being the person that I am today. I'm proud of who I am. Hide
When I was a kid, people people would always say, 'Oh you look like Chilli from TLC.' It wasn't unti Show more When I was a kid, people people would always say, 'Oh you look like Chilli from TLC.' It wasn't until I did 'Akeelah and the Bee' that people started saying I looked like Angela Bassett, but before then it was Chilli. Hide
As you age, you start to realize that your emotions are in your hands and not someone else's. Once y Show more As you age, you start to realize that your emotions are in your hands and not someone else's. Once you put them in someone else's hands, that's when you give them the power, and you can't change it. Only they can change it. Hide
The music industry is something that I'm still trying to understand. With acting, I've been doing it Show more The music industry is something that I'm still trying to understand. With acting, I've been doing it for so long that I understand every aspect of it for the most part - there are obviously still more aspects that I need to learn - but I have a grasp on it. With music, I'm still learning. I'm still getting used to it. Hide
Corbin Bleu was my first kiss in life. I was 12, and he was, like, my first kiss for TV... It was on Show more Corbin Bleu was my first kiss in life. I was 12, and he was, like, my first kiss for TV... It was on the lips! Hide
I really look up to Will Smith. He's internationally known, and people know him from everything. I d Show more I really look up to Will Smith. He's internationally known, and people know him from everything. I don't know any kid who hasn't seen and liked Fresh Prince, or you'll like one of his movies or his music. He's perfect, and he's done everything. That's my dream: to be internationally known. Hide
I was bullied a lot as a kid in school from kindergarten up to third grade. I know what it feels lik Show more I was bullied a lot as a kid in school from kindergarten up to third grade. I know what it feels like to be left out and to want to be different - more so, to want to not be different and want to just fit in. Hide
People that want to be in the tabloids will get into the tabloids. I just stay home and don't go out Show more People that want to be in the tabloids will get into the tabloids. I just stay home and don't go out much. My personality is not an introvert, but that's how I am as far as going out to parties. I just stay in my house and hang out with friends. Hide
When I was, like, 5 years old, I used to pray to have light skin because I would always hear how pre Show more When I was, like, 5 years old, I used to pray to have light skin because I would always hear how pretty that little light skin girl was, or I would hear I was pretty to be dark skin. It wasn't until I was 13 that I really learned to appreciate my skin color and know that I was beautiful. Hide
I work out. I'm getting toned, too. The Wii Fit really works your body. When I get off, I'm dying. I work out. I'm getting toned, too. The Wii Fit really works your body. When I get off, I'm dying.
I didn't come from a lot. I had a lot of love and support from my family, but as far as money and th Show more I didn't come from a lot. I had a lot of love and support from my family, but as far as money and that type of thing, I didn't really have any of that. All I did was follow my dreams. If my fans take anything from me, I hope it would be that. Hide
I love singing and I love performing and just making things perfect. I love singing and I love performing and just making things perfect.
There's not always going to be something out there for you, especially not a positive role, so once Show more There's not always going to be something out there for you, especially not a positive role, so once you get up there and start being well known, you can't just think projects will come to you. You have to start doing your own projects because if you don't, you'll miss out, and eventually your fame will be over. Hide
Just as many people that love me, hate me, too. I get really mean, mean, mean, mean comments on Twit Show more Just as many people that love me, hate me, too. I get really mean, mean, mean, mean comments on Twitter, and it just comes with the territory. Hide
I think you can do anything you put your mind to. I think your mind is the worst thing you can use a Show more I think you can do anything you put your mind to. I think your mind is the worst thing you can use as a reason to not do something. Hide
You should never look at somebody and say, 'I wish I had their life,' because you never really know Show more You should never look at somebody and say, 'I wish I had their life,' because you never really know what struggles they're going through. Hide
Anything that controls my state of mind I never really want to do because I always want to be under Show more Anything that controls my state of mind I never really want to do because I always want to be under control. That might be part of me being a Virgo. I never want to do something that stops me from being in control of who I am and my actions. Hide
My parents are my role models. All they've done for me, they're just major people in my life. They'v Show more My parents are my role models. All they've done for me, they're just major people in my life. They've stood by me and got me where I am today. Hide
Comedians like to see people smile. With acting, I love giving people a feeling, an emotion. I like Show more Comedians like to see people smile. With acting, I love giving people a feeling, an emotion. I like to give people a feeling. When they come away from my scene, I want them to think. Hide
I can dance. I like hip hop and stuff and jazz movements, but I'm horrible in ballet. I tried. I can dance. I like hip hop and stuff and jazz movements, but I'm horrible in ballet. I tried.
My father's a deacon, my mother's a choir director, so I grew up in the church and singing in the ch Show more My father's a deacon, my mother's a choir director, so I grew up in the church and singing in the choir, begging my mom if I could have a solo. Hide
I can't even tell anyone how it feels when I'm acting, I don't mean to say that I don't have to try. Show more I can't even tell anyone how it feels when I'm acting, I don't mean to say that I don't have to try. But there's something in my heart that explodes, and I feel like I understand. When I'm acting, I feel like so in control and so centered. This is something that I solely get from acting and music. It's like love itself. Hide
I definitely want to play someone who's inspired me. I would love to play Aaliyah; it would be perso Show more I definitely want to play someone who's inspired me. I would love to play Aaliyah; it would be personal because I love her so much. Hide
I sometimes want to do totally different roles. I don't always want to play 'wholesome.' I sometimes want to do totally different roles. I don't always want to play 'wholesome.'
I think people should have fun. And don't get so down on yourself. Enjoy life and be the best person Show more I think people should have fun. And don't get so down on yourself. Enjoy life and be the best person you can be. Hide
When people think of me initially, they remember me as 'Akeelah.' Sometimes it can be frustrating to Show more When people think of me initially, they remember me as 'Akeelah.' Sometimes it can be frustrating to be remembered at an age that you've outgrown. Hide
Singing was my first passion. Whenever I sing, I'm always so happy. Singing was my first passion. Whenever I sing, I'm always so happy.
Not being happy really is my fear. Not being happy really is my fear.
I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Ma Show more I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. It's a wide range. I'm from California, and I love the Pasadena Flea Market. Hide
I can't work all day and then go home and hang out with the same people. I don't want everything to Show more I can't work all day and then go home and hang out with the same people. I don't want everything to revolve around the entertainment business. Yes, that's my career, but it's not my life. Hide
I love music and I love acting. I always keep that in the forefront, not all the other distractions Show more I love music and I love acting. I always keep that in the forefront, not all the other distractions around me. Hide
Someday I would really love to do a talk show. That's something I've always been interested in. I li Show more Someday I would really love to do a talk show. That's something I've always been interested in. I like to talk, and I love to help people. Hide
Some of my favorite style icons are Kate Moss and Rihanna, except I'm a little bit younger. I put a Show more Some of my favorite style icons are Kate Moss and Rihanna, except I'm a little bit younger. I put a little bit more teenage into it. Hide
You can do anything as long as you don't stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You jus Show more You can do anything as long as you don't stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You just have to follow your heart. Hide
Follow your heart's truth with no need for personal gain other than the feeling produced when doing Show more Follow your heart's truth with no need for personal gain other than the feeling produced when doing what you truly love. Hide
I have a few celebrity friends, but I'm really not into the whole Hollywood scene. I like to separat Show more I have a few celebrity friends, but I'm really not into the whole Hollywood scene. I like to separate myself from my work. It stresses me out if I do too much of the same. Hide
Whether it be in acting, music, or even in dancing, I only want to do things that I truly connect to Show more Whether it be in acting, music, or even in dancing, I only want to do things that I truly connect to, and with my music, it's everything that I am. Hide
I'm a workaholic, so I ignore the signs of fatigue and just keep going and going, and then conk out Show more I'm a workaholic, so I ignore the signs of fatigue and just keep going and going, and then conk out when I get home. It can be pretty stressful. Hide
I'm totally normal. I love watching movies and hanging out with my friends at my house. I still go t Show more I'm totally normal. I love watching movies and hanging out with my friends at my house. I still go to the mall; I love to text and go on my computer. I'm totally normal - sounds kind of boring, right? Hide
Anytime you see Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West. Anytime a young black person's doing good, that's motiva Show more Anytime you see Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West. Anytime a young black person's doing good, that's motivation for everybody else. Anytime, anytime, it's motivation. Use that fuel to push you forward. That's what I did. Hide
I'm not a huge musical fan. It's like when people just jump out singing; it's not real. I'm not a huge musical fan. It's like when people just jump out singing; it's not real.
If you focus more on the inside, you'll feel just as great about the outside. I feel attractive when Show more If you focus more on the inside, you'll feel just as great about the outside. I feel attractive when I'm doing good and helping people. Hide
I never try to be too sexy. People know when you're not comfortable and trying to be sexy. I never try to be too sexy. People know when you're not comfortable and trying to be sexy.
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