Keke Palmer has recently been the topic of conversation after she recently shut the internet down to let trolls know that she doesn’t stand for colorism, career comparison, or anything in between.
In case you missed it, a tweet on Twitter ignited a viral conversation that started a thread claiming that Palmer’s latest box office film Nope, directed by Jordan Peele, was her breakout role.
To which the 28-year-old, who started her career in Hollywood as a young child star, responded to the tweet to say, “A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone. I’m the youngest talk show host ever. The first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon, & the youngest & first Black Cinderella on broadway. I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”
She continued, “I’ve been a leading lady since I was 11 years old. I have over 100+ credits, and currently starring in an original screenplay that’s the number one film at the box office #NOPE. I’ve had a blessed career thus far, I couldn’t ask for more but God continues to surprise me.”
Palmer’s extensive resume dates back to 2004, according to IMDb. She has starred in her own show True Jackson, VP on Nickelodeon in 2008, which ran for three seasons. Other notable credits include Akeelah and the Bee, Hustlers, and Scream Queens. She recently voiced a role in this year’s Pixar film Lightyear and served as the co-host of Good Morning America’s segment, Strahan, Sara & Keke.
To reiterate for those who might not be familiar with Ms. Palmer, her impressive roles over the years have been major and BET.com has curated five of her Hollywood accomplishments that prove why she’s the IT girl of her generation.
Akeelah And The Bee
Keke Palmer starred as Akeelah, a young girl from South Los Angeles who tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. The 2006 film also stars Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett and took home 11 different awards, including the 2007 Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress.
True Jackson VP
As previously stated, Palmer became the first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon as True Jackson, a teenage success story who works her dream job as vice president in charge of a youth apparel line. The show successfully ran for three seasons and snagged seven awards, including four NAACP Image Awards.
Black Cinderella on Broadway
Back in 2014, she made her debut on Broadway as Cinderella, where she starred as the role of Ella in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella play. According to Playbill, the production played 41 previews and 769 performances before closing on January 3, 2015, earning nine Tony Award nominations. Palmer became the first Black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway.
Just Keke Talk Show
Palmer became the youngest talk show host in history after she landed her show Just Keke, which also ran in 2014. The popular BET project aired for four weeks, after the 106 & Park daily segment. Guests on Palmer’s show included Brandy, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Raven Symoné, and more.
Strahan, Sara and Keke on Good Morning America
After some well-received special appearances on Good Morning America’s third hour, Palmer officially joined Michael Strahan and Sara Haines as a fellow co-host on what was previously called Strahan and Sara. The show was nominated for six Daytime Emmy awards.