About four years ago, she was discovered out of nowhere and handed a role in a movie. Other work followed including starring alongside Adam Sandler in the comedy, "Bedtime Stories."
It's all been magic for a young woman who once worked in an Australian burger joint.
"If it all ended tomorrow, I'd still be so happy with all the wonderful people I've met and the incredible experiences I've been able to have," said Palmer. I'd like it to continue, but we'll see."
What you will see in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" besides a young man learning his power as a sorcerer is young romance in bloom between a lovely college student and a shy, nerdy guy.
"I think the romantic element is so integral to this story," said Palmer. "Not only because it's about, you know, the nerdy boy gets the girl. It really is about growth."
Palmer plunged in this career and has made a name for herself in less than five years. So, in a perfect world the actress says she would love to continue working in Hollywood, plus start a family.
"I would still be acting, but I would be doing a lot of dramatic work. I would have directed my documentary on happiness and what it means to different people from all around the world," said Palmer. "And I would have started a family of my own."
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is rated-PG.