Keke Palmer: From Child Star to Now

Watch Keke Palmer tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!

All That Glitters - Keke Palmer wore a shimmering strapless silver dress by Mandolo and accessorized with Neil Lane jewelry and Max Azria shoes. ?I have a great stylist and it took me five seconds to decide this was the dress I want to wear!? she explained.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Keke Palmer Comes to 106 & Park Tonight! - From spelling bees to Nickelodeon, Keke Palmer has grown up before our eyes. The 18-year-old actress is set to appear on 106 & Park tonight at 6P/5C! In the meantime, peep her life and career in flicks.—Jesús Triviño Alarcón (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Akeelah Anderson in Akeelah and the Bee - Palmer made spelling bees fun! With the lead role as Akeelah, Palmer held her own against on-screen vets Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.(Photo: Lions Gate)

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Akeelah Anderson in Akeelah and the Bee - Palmer made spelling bees fun! With the lead role as Akeelah, Palmer held her own against on-screen vets Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.(Photo: Lions Gate)

Jasmine Plumber in The Longshots - In this real life story, Palmer portrays the first girl to play in the Pop Warner football tournament. Add Ice Cube to the mix and you have the makings of a great family comedy.(Photo: Dimension Films)

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Jasmine Plumber in The Longshots - In this real life story, Palmer portrays the first girl to play in the Pop Warner football tournament. Add Ice Cube to the mix and you have the makings of a great family comedy.(Photo: Dimension Films)

Madea's Family Reunion (2006) - Orphans need love, too! Here, Keke played a wild child who really just needed some TLC.   (Photo: Lions Gate)

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Nikki Grady in Madea’s Family Reunion - If you haven’t been in a Tyler Perry movie in the last decade … you haven’t been in Hollywood. This was Keke’s shot at Madea.(Photo: Lions Gate)

True Jackson VP (2008-20011) - Keke is versatile enough to go back and forth between movies and television. She became the highest paid child star on TV in the popular series True Jackson, VP.(Photo: Nickelodeon)

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True Jackson, VP - Her lead role in this Nickelodeon smash made Palmer one of the highest-paid teens on TV.(Photo: Nickelodeon)

Olivia Hill in Joyful Noise - We can?t wait to see Keke Palmer belt out gospel songs alongside her onscreen mom, Queen Latifah.  Watch Keke Palmer talk about her role in Joyful Noise tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: Warner Bros.)

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Olivia Hill in Joyful Noise - We can’t wait to see Keke Palmer belt out gospel songs alongside her onscreen mom, Queen Latifah. Watch Keke Palmer talk about her role in Joyful Noise tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: Warner Bros.)