Lauren Keyana Palmer, better known as Keke Palmer, is an American actress, singer, and television personality. Known for playing leading and character roles in comedy-drama productions, she has received a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was included on Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world in 2019. Palmer made her acting debut in Barbershop 2: Back in Business. She later appeared in the television film The Wool Cap, and had her breakthrough starring in the drama film Akeelah and the Bee. Her debut studio album, So Uncool, was released in 2007, and she progressed as a prominent child actress with roles in Madea's Family Reunion, Jump In!, The Longshots and Shrink.