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Keshia Knight Pulliam

Biography

Actress who have portrayed Rudy Huxtable from age group 4 to 13 for the Cosby Display. She also performed the type Miranda Payne for the Tyler Perry series Home of Payne. She debuted as an celebrity at age group three on Sesame Road. She earned NAACP Image Honours in ’09 2009, 2010, and 2012. Her parents are Denise and Wayne Pulliam, and she actually is the eldest of their four kids. She was briefly wedded to Edgerton Hartwell in 2016. She’s a daughter called Ella. She co-starred for the Cosby Display with Expenses Cosby.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth April 9, 1979
Place Of Birth Newark, NJ
Height 1.54 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Spelman College, Rutgers Preparatory School, Potomac School, Foxcroft School
Nationality American
Spouse Edgerton Hartwell
Children Ella Grace Hartwell
Parents James Pulliam, Sr., Denise Pulliam
Siblings James Pulliam II, Mshon Pulliam
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, TV Land Impact Icon Award, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress, People's Choice Award for Favorite Young TV Performer
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, TV Land Favorite Singing Siblings Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series)
Movies Madea Goes to Jail, Beauty Shop, Will to Love, The Last Dragon, The Gospel, Polly, Polly: Coming Home!, What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway, Christmas at Water's Edge, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Little Match Girl, Motives, Cuttin' da Mustard, The Love Letter, Death Toll
TV Shows The Apprentice, Mr. Box Office, Splash, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Weakest Link, The Cosby Show, Fear Factor
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 Expecting a daughter with husband, Ed Hartwell [announced July 17, 2016].
2 Finishing The Gospel commercial. [September 2005]
3 Starring in the music video for Chingy's One Call Away. [January 2004]
4 Starring in the Celebrity version of the Mole-Yucatan [January 2004]
5 Ranked #11 on E! Television's 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up (2005) special. Also co-hosted the special with Candace Cameron Bure.
6 Ranked #19 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
7 Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Was initiated at Spelman College.
8 Won a celebrity edition of Fear Factor (2003).
9 Won a celebrity edition of the Weakest Link.
10 At just 6 years of age, she became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Emmy (best supporting-actress) for her work on The Cosby Show (1986).
11 Graduated from Spelman College on May 20, 2001, with a degree in sociology.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Will to Love 2015 TV Movie Rachel Paris
The Love Letter 2013 TV Movie Parker
Guys with Kids 2013 TV Series Bridget
Mr. Box Office 2012 TV Series Vanessa Owens
House of Payne 2007-2012 TV Series Miranda Payne / Miranda Lucas
Psych 2010 TV Series Stranjay
Madea Goes to Jail 2009 Candace Washington
Death Toll 2008 Mirie
Cuttin Da Mustard 2008 Wendy
The Gospel 2005 Maya Walker
Beauty Shop 2005 Darnelle
Christmas at Water's Edge 2004 TV Movie Leila Turner
Motives 2004 Video Letrice
What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway 2002 TV Movie Temple
Cosby 1997 TV Series Guitarist
The Cosby Show 1984-1992 TV Series Rudy Huxtable
Polly: Comin' Home! 1990 TV Movie Polly
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1989 TV Movie Karen
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series Polly
A Different World 1987-1988 TV Series Rudy Huxtable
The Little Match Girl 1987 TV Movie Molly
Back to Next Saturday 1985 TV Movie Rudy Huxtable
The Last Dragon 1985 Sophia (as Keshia Knight)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cosby Show 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real 2015 TV Series Herself
BET Honors 2015 TV Movie Herself
Being Fabulous Rocks! T.V. Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Apprentice 2015 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The Wendy Williams Show 2011-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Celebrity Apprentice
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Exhale 2013 TV Series Herself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Splash 2013 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
18th Annual Trumpet Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Chelsea Lately 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
2009 Soul Train Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Whatever Happened To? 2007-2009 TV Series Herself
Played by Fame 2009 TV Series Herself
The View 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1989-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Gylne tider 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Herself
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The Greatest 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Making of 'Motives' 2004 Video short documentary Herself
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Mole 2004 TV Series Herself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Herself - Pre-Show Co-Host
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Fear Factor 2002 TV Series Herself
The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself; Rudy Huxtable
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Herself
Weakest Link 2001 TV Series Herself
Reading Rainbow 1990 TV Series Herself
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Rudy Huxtable
The Cosby Outtakes Show 1990 TV Movie Herself
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 TV Movie Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 TV Special Herself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program
Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa 1985 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 TV Special Herself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984-1985 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Actress
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Inside Edition 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2009-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dateline NBC 2015 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress, The Cosby Show
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Rudy Huxtable
The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Special 2009 TV Movie documentary Rudy Huxtable
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Rudy Huxtable
I Was a Network Star 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show 1992 TV Special documentary Herself; Rudy Huxtable

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series House of Payne (2006)
2011 Impact Award TV Land Awards The Cosby Show (1984) · Bill Cosby
· Phylicia Rashad
· Raven-Symoné
· Malcolm-Jamal Warner
· Geoffrey Owens
· Tempestt Bledsoe
· Sabrina Le Beauf
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series House of Payne (2006)
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series House of Payne (2006)
1991 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Actress The Cosby Show (1984)
1989 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special The Cosby Show (1984) · Malcolm-Jamal Warner
· Tempestt Bledsoe
· Lisa Bonet
· Sabrina Le Beauf
· Geoffrey Owens
· Deon Richmond
1988 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress The Cosby Show (1984)
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Young TV Performer Tied with Kirk Cameron

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series House of Payne (2006)
2009 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Comedy House of Payne (2006)
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Singing Siblings The Cosby Show (1984) · Sabrina Le Beauf
· Lisa Bonet
· Malcolm-Jamal Warner
· Tempestt Bledsoe
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway (2002)
1990 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special Polly (1989)
1987 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress, Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series The Cosby Show (1984)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The Cosby Show (1984)
1985 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy Series The Cosby Show (1984)


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#Quote
1 [on her personal life]: My parents and my family really tried to maintain as much of a normal environment as possible. When I went home it wasn't Keshia Knight Pulliam the actress, the glitz, the glamour. It was Keshia the daughter. Oldest of four children, who washed the dishes and did everything she was supposed to do.
2 [on Bill Cosby, who played Cliff Huxtable]: This is my return to prime-time television since The Cosby Show. There was no better foundation than to work with the talented cast with Mr. Cosby leading the way. I got my start with the best and learned the best from the beginning without picking up bad habits coming into the game and making sure I was on top of everything as it concerns my craft.
3 [on her favorite The Cosby Show (1984) episode of all-time with Bill Cosby]: Mr. Cosby and I, we had a competition going on to see who would do a better job at lip-syncing. That was our little inside thing. I think I did a better job.


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