10 Fun Facts About Keke Palmer: Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Wiki, Bio

The career of Keke Palmer has been extremely successful. She’s been a total winner when it comes to acting, singing, songwriting, dancing, fashion designing, and much more in order to accumulate her current net worth.

Keke has been given a handful of notable awards over the years to prove she knows what she’s doing in the Hollywood industry. She’s also worked alongside some major A-list stars including Jennifer Lopez, Dolly Parton, and Laurence Fishburne. Here’s what you should know about where her net worth stands today, her baby, boyfriend… what her real name actually is, and more.

Keke Palmer

1. Who is Keke Palmer?

Keke Palmer is an American actress, singer and television personality. She rose to fame after starring on her own Nickelodeon series, True Jackson, VP, from 2008 to 2011. Three years after wrapping the Nickelodeon show, Palmer made history in more ways than one. She landed her own BET talk show and was also the first Black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway.

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2. What is Keke Palmer’s real name?

Interestingly enough, Keke’s real name is actually Lauren Keyana Palmer. Even some of her most diehard and devoted fans don’t know that she’s been using a stage name for her entire career! During an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live back in 2012 via Parade, she revealed how the nickname came to be.

She said, “Actually, Keke is my nickname. When I was little, my sister was about four years old, and she had an imaginary friend named Keke. She wanted my name to be Keke.” Since so many of her fans know her by her now-famous nickname, it would take quite a while for people to grow accustomed to referring to her as Lauren.

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3. How old is Keke Palmer?

Keke Palmer was born on August 26, 1993, in Harvey, Illinois, U.S. This puts her current age at 29 years. She has African-American ethnicity. Her parents were professional actors before having Palmer and settling for full-time jobs.

Keke Palmer with her siblings and parents at an event.

4. Who are Keke Palmer’s parents and does she have siblings?

Keke Palmer grew up in a Catholic household and her parents are Sharon Palmer, and Larry Palmer. In fact, Keke inheritted her fame from her parents who met in drama school, had both worked as professional actors before settling into full-time jobs. Her father works for a polyurethane company, and her mother is a high school teacher who works with autistic children. Her father is a Catholic deacon.

Keke’s mother and father — Sharon and Larry Palmer — had three other children in addition to the Hustlers star. Keke has an older sister, Loreal (who also goes by L.C.), and twin siblings, Lawrence and Lawrencia.

Despite being the middle child, Keke seemingly didn’t mind her younger siblings getting any extra attention. In a surprise appearance on her former talk show, GMA3: Strahan, Sarah, & Keke, the actress’ mom said she always volunteered to help with the twins when they were babies. Lawrencia and Lawrence also both agreed that Keke is “the coolest” big sister ever, which warmed the Nope star’s heart.

“I am so grateful for my family,” she declared on the show.


Keke Palmer’s older sibling, Loreal “L.C.” Palmer, is on ‘Claim to Fame.’

Keke is currently the only actor in her family, and her siblings seemingly aren’t jealous of her fame. However, that doesn’t mean the siblings don’t want their individual success.

In July 2022, Claim to Fame aired on ABC. The competition, co-hosted by Frankie Jonas and Kevin Jonas, introduced viewers to L.C., who stated in the series premiere that she’s a “relative” of an Emmy Award-winning actress.

L.C. kept fans guessing who her celebrity family member was each week. Meanwhile, Twitter users had already dug up some details regarding her identity. One user, @LIVtheVirgo, found old photos of a woman who looked a lot like L.C. posing next to Keke. L.C. also hinted at being related to Keke in episode 5, “The Domfather,” when she wore a bee costume as one of the clues about her identity.

The costume paid homage to Keke’s breakout film, Akeelah and the Bee, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett. L.C.’s fellow contestants initially thought the clue meant Laurence was the mystery relative. But, L.C. revealed in an Aug. 2, 2022 episode that her real name is Loreal, and she’s Keke’s older sister.

“My sister and I are extremely close,” Loreal said of Keke on the show, per Entertainment Tonight. “I feel like she is my biggest cheerleader.”

5. Keke Palmer has a profile in acting.

Transitioning from a child star on Nickelodeon to a major actress in blockbuster movies was obviously a simple feat for Keke. Her Nickelodeon presence is still considered unforgettable to this day ever since she took the leading role in the show True Jackson, VP from 2008 to 2011. In the show, she played a young teenager who snagged a job as a fashion executive at the corporate level in the harsh business of trends and style.

Even before that though, the world began paying attention to Keke when she starred in the movie Akeelah and the Bee in 2007. The thought-provoking film is about a young genius who participates in a spelling bee competition against some of the brightest minds in her local area and around the United States. Keke’s taken home some awesome awards as an actress including two NAACP Awards, the BET Young Stars Award, and a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy award too.

6. Keke Palmer has a profile in music.

Keke’s music career is another interesting avenue to explore since she has an impressive singing voice. She’s released a handful of albums including “So Uncool” in 2007, “Awaken” and “Awaken Reloaded” in 2011, a self-titled record in 2012, “Waited to Exhale” in 2016, and “Virgo Tendencies” in 2020. Expressing herself creatively is something Keke’s totally comfortable doing.


7. Keke Palmer owns a clothing line.

Her fans seem to totally love her — she has over 12.2 million followers on Instagram keeping up with her daily activities. In terms of fashion design, the first time Keke launched a clothing line was back in 2009 as a collaboration with Walmart. The collection was inspired by the character she played on Nickelodeon, and she named the product selection Mad Style by True Jackson.


8. Who is Keke Palmer dating right now?

Keke Palmer is currently in a relationship with Darius Jackson. Darius and Keke began dating in 2021 after meeting during a party at Diddy’s house, per MadameNoire. Darius is an athlete and fitness instructor. He’s also the brother of Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson.

On Aug. 27, 2021, Darius gushed about Keke, who is a very proud Virgo, on her birthday. “Never would’ve expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are. You’ve been a blessing from above, and I thank you for showing me a lot of feelings I didn’t know I had in me and also seeing me as someone you can finally be yourself to,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.

“I’m glad [we’ve] been able to help each other throughout our lowest of times and show one another that what we are bringing to the table is everything that we got. Enjoy your day, make the most of it, and happy birthday. I love you.”

In a now-deleted post, Darius wrote, “Never would’ve expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are. You’ve been a blessing from above, and I thank you for showing me a lot of feelings I didn’t know I had in me and also seeing me as someone you can finally be yourself to…I’m glad [we’ve] been able to help each other throughout our lowest of times and show one another that what we are bringing to the table is everything that we got. Enjoy your day, make the most of it, and happy birthday. I love you.”

Keke Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, reportedly broke up in early 2022.

But sadly, the bliss seemingly came to an end in March 2022. During that time, Keke removed all of her obviously coupled-up photos from social media, the jig was up. Not only that, but the pair unfollowed each other on Instagram. However, the couple is reportedly back on the right track now that she’s pregnant.


9. Does Keke Palmer have kids? She shares her son with her current boyfriend Darius Jackson.

Keke announced her pregnancy while hosting Saturday Night Live a year later, in December 2022. Darius and Keke were excited about their first child.

In December 2022, Keke took the stage for her first hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. The Nope star used her opening monologue to share the happy news in front of the world. After stating that there were “rumors” about her being pregnant, Keke flaunted her growing baby bump and beamed as the audience cheered her on.

Following Keke’s public announcement, Darius shared his excitement about the pregnancy with several posts featuring his baby mama. On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, he reposted a screenshot of Keke’s SNL monologue where she held her belly in front of the audience.

Before the Instagram Story, Darius also posted a photo of Keke visibly pregnant at a restaurant and wearing a brown sweater and captioned the snap “2023,” per E! News.

Keke and Darius welcomed their first child, a son, in Febraury 2023.

Darius and Keke’s son, Leo — short for Leodis Andrellton Jackson — was born in late February 2023.

Keke took to Instagram to celebrate the news, jokingly captioning, “…“I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world… I’m just playing, my baby face is on this slide,” with a slide show of adorable videos and photos of the family.

Keke Palmer revealed her choice of baby name on Tuesday as she announced the little one’s arrival. “Born during Black History Month, with a name to match,” she wrote in her Instagram caption, alongside a grinning emoji. “Leodis Andrellton Jackson. Welcome to the world, baby Leo.”

On his Instagram, meanwhile, Darius told followers that Leodis was born on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3:28 p.m.

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10. What is Keke Palrmer’s net worth? She has an impressive fortune.

As of January 2023, Keke Palmer’s net worth is estimated to be $7.5 Million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Keke makes her money from being an American singer, actress, presenter, and songwriter from Harvey.

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