Who is Keke Palmer? Get to Know The 'Password' Host and 'Nope' Actress

Summer 2022 is (un)officially the summer of Keke Palmer.

The multi-hyphenate star is taking over the small and big screen this year with her array of roles, including her turn as host of Password on NBC and part as Emerald "Em" Haywood in Nope.

From Nickelodeon star to Primetime Emmy Award winner, Palmer has captured the hearts of fans over the last 18 years, and was even named on Time magazine's Next 100 list (a list of "rising stars who will change the world") in 2019.

So, if you're watching Password or Nope, or one of Palmer's many other projects, and are wondering where you may have seen her before, Newsweek has everything you need to know about Keke Palmer.

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Keke Palmer pictured at the world premiere of "Nope" at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 18, 2022 in Hollywood, California. JC Olivera/Getty Images

What is Keke Palmer's Age?

Palmer, full name Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer, is 28 years old and was born on August 26, 1993, making her star sign Virgo. Palmer grew up with her family in Harvey, Illinois.

What Movies and TV Shows Has Keke Palmer Been In?

Palmer has had a seriously impressive career since her first credit in Barbershop 2: Back in Business in 2004.

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Keke Palmer played Condola's sister Kira on the HBO show "Insecure." HBO

After features on ER (2005) and Madea's Family Reunion (2006), Palmer landed the lead role in Akeela and the Bee in 2006, which brought her further into the public eye. She then fronted her own Nickelodeon series, True Jackson, VP from 2008 to 2011, starring in the titular role of True Jackson, a teenager who gets the chance of a lifetime when she's hired as the vice president for a major clothing label.

Since her Nickelodeon days, Palmer has bagged a whole host of credits. She has provided the voice of Peaches in the Ice Age franchise, Pam in Family Guy, Rochelle in Netflix's Big Mouth and its spinoff Human Resources and, most recently, Izzy in Lightyear.

Her many acting roles include TV shows like Scream Queens, Masters of Sex, Grey's Anatomy and Insecure. On the big screen, Palmer appeared in the critically-acclaimed film Hustlers in 2019 alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu before signing on to Jordan Peele's latest thriller, Nope.

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Keke Palmer is currently starring in Jordan Peel's new thriller "Nope." Universal

As well as an illustrious acting resume, Palmer has also had a successful music career. So far, she has released two albums, So Uncool (2007) and Big Boss (2022), and three EPs; Lauren (2016), Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 (2019) and Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 2 (2020).

Palmer is also a thriving television host and has fronted her own talk show Just Keke (2014), as well as co-hosting the talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke from 2019 to 2020. She can currently be seen hosting Password on NBC.

Who is Keke Palmer's Sister?

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"Claim to Fame" contestant L.C. has been confirmed to be the sister of Keke Palmer. John Fleenor/ABC

Claim to Fame contestant L.C., real name Loreal Palmer, was recently revealed to be Keke's sister.

L.C., 33, confirmed her celebrity connection to viewers on the August 1 episode of the ABC show but her co-stars are currently in the dark about her real identity, meaning she is still in the running to take home the $100,000 reward.

Speaking about her sister's run on the show, Keke told ET: "I'm living for her being on Claim To Fame, I mean she is giving her all. I'm so proud of her. You know, everybody in my family is a real character, and obviously she's my older sister, so a lot of what you see and know of as me, I got from her. So I'm very excited."

Password continues on NBC. Episodes are also available to stream on Peacock.

Claim to Fame continues Mondays at 10/9c on ABC. Episodes are available to stream on Hulu the day after their airing.

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