Keke Palmer is an American actor and singer. Also called Lauren Keyana Palmer, Keke, started singing at the age of five. She used to sing at her church choir as a child. Apart from being a talented singer, Keke liked to act. She got her first break as an actor in the movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). Palmer was next seen in the CBS series Cold Case (2003). At the age of ten, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actress. In 2006, Palmer played the lead role in the critically acclaimed award winning film Akeelah and the Bee (2006). She won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture for the same. She also received a ShoWest Award for Rising Star of the Year. Thereafter, she appeared in the movie Jump In! (2007) Her recording career started with Akeelah and the Bee soundtrack "All my Girlz". She later sang "My Turn Now" on the Jump In! soundtrack. She sang the song "Tonight" for the Ben Stiller movie Night at the Museum (2006). She made an Atlantic Records debut with the album So Uncool. She worked in True Jackson which received over 4.8 million viewers, setting a record as Nickelodeon's largest audience for a live-action premiere. Keke has received four NAACP Awards for Best Actress in Children's Television for her role in True Jackson and VP (2008). She was later seen in Hollywood movies like Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012). She lent her voice to the character Peaches in the Ice Age series.