01/19/2009 at 01:00 AM EST
She scored as a spelling whiz in Akeelah and the Bee
. Now she's a junior fashion exec on Nickelodeon's hit new series True Jackson, VP
ARE YOU A FASHIONISTA?
I like wearing good clothes, but I was not really into fashion before the show. I wanted to buy a L.A.M.B. bag, but it was like $600, and I couldn't do it. Spending that amount is just crazy.
CAUGHT UP WITH AKEELAH
COSTAR LAURENCE FISHBURNE LATELY?
Not since we did Oprah
. It's great news that he's on CSI, but I am more of a Law & Order: SVU
WHAT DREW YOU TO TV?
I've done a lot of movies that kids my age don't get to see. This show is more myself. I joke around. I am not shy at all. People say, "Keke, you are crazy. We didn't know!"