Keke “stay with a job” Palmer is the epitome of what it means to follow every last one of your dreams! The actress, singer, host, author, and all-around trendsetter has absolutely dominated the entertainment business ever since she was a kid, and honestly, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone with a path as diverse as hers still manage to stay relevant.
We first fell in love with Keke as the shining star in Akeelah and the Bee, but she’s come a mighty long way since then. From snagging a lead role in Jordan Peele’s next horror flick to manifesting her character on HBO’s Insecure, Keke continues to show us she’s never seen a glass ceiling in her whole life (word to Blue Ivy). And as if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, she’s already pitching 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, that part of her résumé alone is STACKED! Not to mention, she was the face of beauty giant Olay in 2020. Keke’s 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.
There’s no denying that Keke is truly an icon living. But through it all, she remains as humble as ever, and we adore her for that! In case you needed a quick reminder, keep reading ahead to see some of Keke’s most iconic, hilarious, and incredibly inspiring moments that prove she will always be *that* girl.