Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actor, Model
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

A Different World 1987 - 1988, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1987 - 1988, 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Splash 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Played by Fame 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

Candace Washington (Actor)

Death Toll 2008 (Movie)

Mirie (Actor)

100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

Darnelle (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Gospel 2005 (Movie)

Maya Walker (Actor)

Celebrity Mole Yucatan 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Motives 2001 (Movie)

Letrice (Actor)

Where Are They Now? Part 2 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Tube Test Two 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American Healthy Kids Quiz 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Match Girl 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Dragon 1985 (Movie)

Sophia (Actor)

Polly (TV Show)

Actor

Polly Comin' Home! (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Denise Pulliam

Mother

James Pulliam

Father
manages his daughter's career

James Pulliam

Brother
born c. 1983

EDUCATION

Foxcroft School

Middleburg , Virginia
Graduated from the all-girls boarding school

Spelman College

Atlanta , Georgia 2001
Was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Milestones

2009

Appeared in "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail"

2007

Cast as Calvin's girlfriend-turned-wife in the TBS series, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"

2005

Appeared opposite Queen Latifah in the comedy, "Beauty Shop"

2002

Starred in the TV-movie, "What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway"

1990

Reprised role of Polly in the sequel "Polly Comin' Home!" (NBC)

1989

Starred in the Debbie Allen-directed TV-movie, "Polly" (ABC)

1987

First leading role was in the NBC TV-movie, "The Little Match Girl"

1985

Appeared in the feature film, "The Last Dragon"

1984

Played Rudy Huxtable on popular NBC sitcom, "The Cosby Show"; garnered an Emmy (1986) nomination for Supporting Actress

Began career appearing in print ads and TV commercials

Made acting debut on an episode of the children's show, "Sesame Street"

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