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Grey’s Anatomy: Nickelodeon Star Keke Palmer to Play Shane’s Pregnant Teen Patient (UPDATE)

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Update (March 4, 2014): ABC announces that Keke Palmer will appear in Season 10, Episode 16 — "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," airing March 20 — and that her character will rely on Shane (Gaius Charles) for help.

Original story (January 16, 2014): As the Scissor Sisters might sing, "Let's have a Keke!"

Grey's Anatomy has just cast award-winning actress Keke Palmer for a guest-starring role in an upcoming Season 10 episode. The 20-year-old ingenue will play a pregnant teen who asks for help from one of the Grey Sloan Memorial doctors, as The Hollywood Reporterannounces.

Our bet is that she'll want the tiny-human expertise of one Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), but we'll have to wait and see.

Keke's episode will air in "late March" which makes us think it'll be Episode 16 or 17. (Season 10 doesn't return from its winter hiatus until February 27).

Keke first hit screens in Barbershop 2 but made an even bigger splash with critically-acclaimed performances in The Wool Cap in 2005 and Akeelah and the Bee in 2006. She was also the fourth-highest paid child star on TV for her titular role in the Nickelodeon sitcomTrue Jackson, VP, earning $20,000 per episode.

Other notable role include movies Joyful Noise and CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

With those musical roles, it's no surprise that she has a singing career, too, having released an album and three mixtapes.

Keke has also been nominated for six NAACP Image Awards, and won on every occasion.

Here's looking forward to her upcoming trip to Seattle!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

01.16.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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