Actress who played the lead role in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee. Other film credits include Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Joyful Noise, Rags and Hustlers. In 2015, she became a regular on the Fox series Scream Queens and in 2016, she portrayed Marty in the live broadcast of Grease on Fox entitled Grease Live!
She performed at the Save the Music Battle of the High School Marching Bands in 2006, and released her debut album, So Uncool, in 2007.
She starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP and became the fourth highest paid child star on television at the time. She voiced Peaches in the Ice Age franchise and voiced the characters Aisha and Piff on season 6 of the Nickelodeon series Winx Club. She's also the host of her own Snapchat show Keepin' It Real.
Keke's parents, Sharon and Larry Palmer, moved to California in the early 2000s so that she could pursue her acting career. She has a sister named Lawrencia.