The Root’s Young Futurists, Where Are They Now: Keke Palmer

Actress KeKe Palmer in 2015
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Actress and singer Lauren Keyana Palmer—better known as Keke Palmer—has quite the résumé.

And the 23-year-old continues to work on her craft.

Palmer was a member of the cast of Grease: Live, which aired on Fox in January. She went on to release her reflective album, Waited to Exhale, in June 2016. And Palmer is due to release her memoir, I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, in January 2017. Upward and onward, Keke!


Every year The Root selects 25 young people, ages 15 to 22, who excel in science, business, the arts, environmental work and social justice. Here is an update on Keke Palmer, a 2015 Young Futurist.

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