Keshia Knight Pulliam


Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.) is an American actress. She is most recognized for her role as Bill Cosby's youngest daughter and child, Rudy Huxtable, on the NBC sitcom, "The Cosby Show".

Knight Pulliam attended Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey, The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, and graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. She graduated from Spelman College with a degree in Sociology in 2001.

Child acting career and the Cosby Show

She 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 mostly known for being the "baby" of the family. She was very young at the start of the show, but grew up onscreen.

Recent life

Knight Pulliam participated in, and won, a celebrity version of "Fear Factor" in September 2002. She also won a celebrity version of "The Weakest Link".

In 2004, Knight Pulliam posed for a six-page lingerie and swimsuit layout in "Black Men" magazine in an attempt to get rid of her Rudy "little girl" image. The same year, she starred in Chingy's music video for "One Call Away". In 2008, She joined the cast of Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Miranda, the new wife of Calvin Payne (Lance Gross).

Trivia

*According to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX90GDwdFE an interview on" Real Talk with Jeanne Roberts"] of St. Louis, Knight Pulliam performed in Donald Gray's play "The Man of Her Dreams" in the Fall of 2006.
*She is ranked #19 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".
*As of 2008, she was the youngest actress featured solo on the cover of Ebony magazine.
*She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, initiated through the Eta Kappa chapter.

Filmography

*"Madea Goes to Jail (film)" (2009) - Candy
*"Death Toll" (2008) - Mirie
*"The Gospel" (2005) - Maya
*"Beauty Shop" (2005) - Darnelle
*"Motives" (2004) - Letrice
*"The Last Dragon" (1985) -Sophie

Television

*"House of Payne (2007-present) - Miranda Lucas-Payne
*"Christmas at Water's Edge" (2004) - Leila Turner
*"Celebrity Mole Yucatan (2004)
*"" (2002) - Temple
*"" (1991) - Polly
*"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1989) - Karen
*"Polly" (1989) - Polly
*"The Little Match Girl" (1987) - Molly
*"A Different World" (1987–1988) - Rudy Huxtable
*"The Cosby Show" (1984–1992) - Rudith Lillian 'Rudy' Huxtable

External links

*imdb name|id=0700443|name=Keshia Knight Pulliam
*tvtome person|id=4027|name=Keshia Knight Pulliam


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