Keshia Knight Pulliam
Child actress Keshia Knight Pulliam grew up in front of America as Rudy Huxtable, the adorable youngest daughter on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992). With a winning smile and a quick wit matched only by her TV dad, Bill Cosby, Pulliam's performance landed her in the record books at that time as the youngest actor nominated for an Emmy award. After the series ended, Pulliam appeared on reality shows and acted in independent films. She then shed her little girl image in the comedy "Beauty Shop" (2005) and with her dramatic turn as a heroin-addicted prostitute in Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail" (2009). Most remarkable of all, however, was how Pulliam avoided the traps of drugs and crime that had befallen so many other child stars during her career.