Keshia Knight Pulliam



  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/09/1979, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Keshia Knight Pulliam Fast Facts:
  • At 8 months old, she appeared in a national print ad for Johnson & Johnson.
  • Made TV debut on Sesame Street when she was 3.
  • In 1984, she landed her breakout TV gig playing youngest child Rudy Huxtable on the NBC comedy The Cosby Show, a role that was meant to be a boy's part. 
  • Was honored in 1984 with an NAACP Image Award.
  • Became the youngest female nominated for an Emmy in 1986.
  • In 1985, she landed her first movie part in The Last Dragon (1985). 
  • Won a Kid's Choice Award in 1991.  
  • A frequent participant on celebrity-themed game shows, she was crowned the winner of a 2001 special edition of Weakest Link and a 2002 special edition of Fear Factor.    
  • Started a production company called PullPenn in 2008.
  • Won the first of two NAACP Image Awards in 2009 for her work on the cable series Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam Relationships:
  • Elzora Knight - Grandmother
  • James Pulliam - Grandfather
  • Denise Pulliam - Mother
  • James Pulliam - Father
  • Gertha Pulliam - Grandmother
  • John Knight - Grandfather
  • James Pulliam III - Brother
  • Mshon Pulliam - Brother
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam Awards:
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1988 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Young TV Performer - Winner
  • College:
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (BA in Sociology, 2001)

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