Palmer's breakthrough role came in the 2006 film "Akeelah and the Bee," in which she played the lead character
In addition to her acting career, Palmer is also a singer and released her debut album, "So Uncool," in 2007 when she was just 14 years old.
Palmer has been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression, and has spoken publicly about the importance of mental health awareness.
In 2016, Palmer became the first African American actress to portray Cinderella on Broadway, in a production of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella."
Palmer has been an outspoken advocate for social justice issues, including police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.
In 2019, Palmer joined the daytime talk show "Strahan, Sara, and Keke" as a co-host, but the show was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Palmer has also had success in the world of voice acting, lending her voice to characters in animated films and TV shows, including "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "True Jackson, VP."
In 2020, Palmer released a single called "Virgo Tendencies," which she wrote and produced herself.
Palmer has also dabbled in fashion and beauty, launching her own line of cosmetics called "Keke Palmer x PÜR" in 2021.