Keke Palmer on Modeling Her Career After Moguls: 'A Dash of Oprah, a Dash of Ron Howard'
"You never want to get stagnant," says Keke Palmer, who makes a splash this summer with roles in Disney/Pixar's
and Jordan Peele's
After nearly two decades in Hollywood, Keke Palmer has built an impressive
résumé that includes movies, television, music, books and Broadway.
The 28-year-old actress — whose latest project is voicing an aspiring space
anger in the upcoming
— tells PEOPLE
she's emulating the careers of several boldface names.
We got a dash of Oprah in there. We got a dash of Queen Latifah
We got a dash of Ron Howard. We got a dash of Jordan Peele. I'm trying to just hodgepodge it all
A little Dick Clark too. Maybe a little Desi Arnaz," she says. "Tyler Perry for sure. A little Walt Disney as well."