Keke Palmer is an American singer and an actress who has released two albums so far and has acted in a handful of films and has appeared in many television series and programs. She released her first album in the year 2007 when she was 14 years old. When she was 15, she earned $20,000 per episode of True Jackson VP which made her as the one of the highest earning child stars in television. Continue reading to know more about the current earnings and the net worth of Keke Palmer in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Lauren Palmer was born on 26th August in 1993, in Harvey, Illinois, the United States to Sharon Palmer and Larry Palmer. Both her parents were initially actors, and later her father started working for a polyurethane company, and her mother became a high school teacher who teaches autistic children.
Keke spent her childhood in Robbins, Illinois and used to sing in churches which paved the way for her to sing on stage in a popular tourist destination in Chicago. She has a brother named Lawrence Palmer and two sisters namely Lawrencia Palmer and L” Oreal Palmer.
Keke Palmer started to date her first boyfriend, Rodney King in 2010. The relationship came to an end in 2013 after which she began dating Quincy Brown. The couple was together for four years until 2017, and right now Keke is said to be in a relationship with Elvin Jackson.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Palmer started her acting career in 2004 through the film Barbershop 2: Back in Business after which she along with her family moved to California to pursue an acting career. After auditioning for the reality TV singing competition American Juniors in 2003, Palmer signed a deal with the Atlantic Records in 2005. The very same year she went on to appear in the TV programs Second Time Around and ER.
In the year 2006, Palmer played the lead role in the film Akeelah and the Bee. The film’s soundtrack hosted her debut single All My Girlz. She acted in many films and television programs in 2007 including Jump In and Just Jordan. She released her very first album, So Uncool in the year 2007, which was not well received by the audience. She attained fame through the sitcom True Jackson, VP in which she played the lead role with a salary of $20,000 per episode.
She starred as the main lead in the 2008 film The Longshots and signed for the Interscope records in 2010. She released her mixtape Awaken in 2011 and released the single You Got Me ft Kevin McCall in 2012. After that she acted in some films and many television programs and 2015 she signed a deal with Island Records. In 2016, she released her second album Waited to Exhale followed by the single Wind Up in 2017.
She won many awards for her role in Akeelah and the Bee including a Young Artist Award and NAACP Image Award. So far Keke Palmer has won 5 NAACP awards, 2 BET Awards, and a Black Reel Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The young and talented actress is said to have earned more than $11 million as salary for starring in True Jackson, VP with a per episode salary of $20,000. She owns a handful of luxury cars including a Mercedes and her successful career as a singer, and an actress accounts significantly to her net worth of $9 million.
Enjoying a net worth of $9 million at such a young age is quite a very big achievement and given to her talent and ability, Keke is expected to amass more wealth and fortune over the coming years.