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Keshia Knight Pulliam
Born April 9, 1979 (1979-04-09) (age 30)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982 ─ present

Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979) is an American actress. She is most recognized for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child of Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable, on the popular NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Currently, she appears as reformed con artist Miranda Lucas Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne.


Personal life

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born in Newark, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Denise and James Pulliam Sr, a manager.[1] She has 3 younger brothers. She is of Jamaican descent.

Pulliam attended Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey. After The Cosby Show ended her family moved to Virginia, where Pulliam attended the Potomac School (McLean, Virginia) and Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. She received a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College in 2001. Pulliam is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., initiated through the Eta Kappa chapter. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA On November 18, 2009 she was named a "godmother" to the Oasis of the Seas cruiseship.


Pulliam became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Emmy, at age six for best supporting actress. Even before that — at age 3 — she played Keshia on Sesame Street. Her character on The Cosby Show, Rudy, was known for being the "baby" of the family. She is ranked #19 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".

Pulliam won a celebrity version of Fear Factor in September 2002. She also won a celebrity version of The Weakest Link and participated in "Celebrity Mole 2: Yucatan". In 2004, she performed in Chingy's music video for "One Call Away".

According to an interview on Real Talk with Jeanne Roberts[2] of St. Louis, Pulliam performed in Donald Gray's play The Man of Her Dreams in the fall of 2006. In 2008, She joined the cast of Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Miranda, the new wife of Calvin Payne. The role earned her the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

In 2009, she portrayed Candy in the film Madea Goes To Jail.[3]




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