Keke “stay with a job” Palmer is the epitome of excellence, and she has the 100-plus acting credits to prove it. The actor, singer, host, author, and all-around trendsetter has absolutely dominated the entertainment world ever since she was a kid, and honestly, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone with a path as diverse, rewarding, and long-lasting as hers.
“I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”
Most folks fell in love with Palmer when she wowed in 2006’s “Akeelah and the Bee,” but she’s come a mighty long way since then. From snagging her lead role in Jordan Peele’s “Nope” to manifesting her character on HBO’s “Insecure,” the multihyphenate continues to show us that she’s never seen a glass ceiling in her whole life (word to Blue Ivy). And on July 24, Palmer shared a Twitter thread to shut down any comparisons that questioned her star power.
“A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone,” she wrote in response to people measuring her career against Zendaya’s. Her tweet included a brief list of some of her accomplishments — like being the youngest talk-show host ever and first Black woman with her own Nickelodeon series — before Palmer concluded by writing, “I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”
As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, Palmer has already pitched herself for future roles in projects like “Sister Act 3” with Whoopi Goldberg — talk about chasing the bag!
Between her music, acting career, hosting gigs, and foray into daytime television, Palmer’s résumé is STACKED! Her lengthy track record is just more proof that there’s nothing she can’t do, which is exactly the kind of representation young women, especially Black women, need to see in all these industries. In case you needed a quick reminder, keep reading for some of Palmer’s most iconic, hilarious, and incredibly inspiring moments that prove she will always be *that* girl.