Palmer began singing in the church choir at age 5 and after moving to Los Angeles she quickly found success with acting. She rose to fame after starring on her own Nickelodeon series, True Jackson, VP, from 2008 to 2011. Three years after wrapping the Nickelodeon show, Palmer made history in more ways than one. She landed her own BET talk show and was also the first Black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway.
As Palmer continued to grow in Hollywood, she chose to become her own boss and launched her own record label, Big Boss Entertainment. “I have dreams of doing standup one day,” Palmer exclusively told Us Weekly in February 2020 of her next career goal. “Yikes!”
Three years later, Palmer added “mom” to her resume after welcoming her first baby, son Leodis.
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