In Nickelodeon’s series “True Jackson, VP,” Keke Palmer played the titular character, a fashionable 15-year-old who finds herself Vice President of a clothing company. The series included a number of iconic guest stars, including Natasha Bedingfield, Victoria Justice, and Dev Patel, among many others. Over the course of the show, True throws fashion shows, dates a character played by Robbie Amell, and even travels to Peru in the series finale.
In 2020, Palmer looked back on True as one of her most iconic characters, and she reflected that she was proud of how important the show was to a lot of people. “As I’ve gotten older, I didn’t realize how much of an influence that character had on young Black women, young millennials, young kids, just everybody,” she told MTV. “Because it’s like, yo, this is a young person living their dream.”
After the show’s cancellation, Palmer stuck with the Nickelodeon family. She went on to voice Aisha in more than a hundred episodes of Nick’s “Winx Club” adaptation, and she also starred in a made-for-TV movie called “Rags” opposite other Nickelodeon stars like “Victorious” breakout Avan Jogia. She even hinted that a reboot of “True Jackson, VP” might be in the works in 2021, telling J-14, “It was one of the most impactful times of my life in good ways and hard ways, but it was something that changed my life forever.” She added, “I’m very grateful for it.”