Making her acting debut at age eight in the film Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), she landed the career-turning role of Akeelah in Akeelah and the Bee (2006) with Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. The film won 11 awards from various organizations, plus an additional 15 nominations; Keke herself won four and had three noms.
Her next two film credits were as Rose Cutler in Cleaner (2007) with Samuel L. Jackson, and Jasmine in The Longshots(2008) with Ice Cube.
In 2008, she was cast as True Jackson in her own Nickelodeon TV series, True Jackson, VP, a part she held from 2008-2011, taking her from age 15 to age 18, officially ushering her into adulthood.
An accomplished singer as well as an actress, she held her own in the film Joyful Noise (2012) with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and has released her own music and music videos. And that voice? You can hear it throughout the Winx Club movies and series (she plays Aisha), ranging from 2007 through 2014, as well as other animated projects.
A serious workaholic with talent to spare, cutie Keke has starred Chilli in the TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013), had a recurring role as Coral on Masters of Sex in 2014, held the part of Zayday Williams in Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens in 2015-2016, April Lewis in Epix series Berlin Station from 2017-2019, Gigi in Lee Daniels’ Star from 2017-2019, Kym in MTV’s Scream: The TV Series in 2019, and a whole cast of characters in Turnt Up with the Taylors in 2020.
As for nudity, there is none. BUT! Keke does turn up as a stripper in the movie Hustlers in 2019, dressed in a denim halter body suit with a huge amount of cleavage coming out the top, and a whole lot of cheek coming out the bottom. She also dons cute sorority-girl outfits in Scream Queens, and her music videos on YouTube, like “Snack” are worthy of any sexy singer.