Why Keke Palmer Is a Real-Life Cinderella

  • Keke Palmer TLC

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  • Keke Palmer on ’Key & Peele’

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  • Keke Palmer in ’Masters Of Sex’

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  • Keke Palmer on ’Just Keke’

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  • Keke Palmer in ’The Trip To Bountiful’

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  • Keke Palmer

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  • Keke Palmer Instagram

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  • Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer turns 21 today, and the actress has plenty to celebrate. Over the past year, she’s parlayed her 2013 role in VH1’s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story into a talk show, a high-profile photo shoot promoted by Vanity Fair, and an upcoming musical theater role as Broadway’s first black Cinderella.

In the clip above, you can see why Palmer’s star has been on the rise since she played Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in our TV movie.

Since the past 12 months have been magical for the former child star, we’ve reflected on her fairytale ascent toward stardom. Find out just what she’s been up to and why she’ll be a household name by her next birthday.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Robyn Richardson/VH1]