- Name: Keshia Knight Pulliam
- Age: 39 years old
- Height: 5ft 0in (153 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $12 Million
- Status: Alive
Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American television/film actress. She starred as “Rudy Huxtable” in the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984-92), and as “Miranda Lucas-Payne” in Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne (2007-12). Her feature film credits include Beauty Shop (2005), Death Toll (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979, in Newark, New Jersey. Her parents, Denise and James, served as her business manager. She has two brothers, James II and Mshon. Knight Pulliam attended Foxcroft School followed by Spelman College. She graduated in 2001 with a BA degree in sociology. She’s a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Knight Pulliam’s rise to stardom began at 8 months old. Her first notable gig was a print ad appearance for Johnson & Johnson. Several other advertising campaigns followed. Her television debut came at age 3 on the children’s program Sesame Street. In 1984, Knight Pulliam landed her breakout role as “Rudy Huxtable” on ‘The Cosby Show’ starring Bill Cosby. The series ran for 8 seasons on NBC from September 1984 to April 1992. Her performance earned her a 1986 Emmy Award nomination for outstanding actress in a comedy series. The role of ‘Rudy Huxtable’ was reprised in Back to Next Saturday (1985) and A Different World (1987-88). Knight Pulliam made her film debut in The Last Dragon (1985), directed by Michael Schultz. She starred as the title character in the TV films Polly (1989) and Polly: Comin’ Home! (1990).
In 2002, Knight Pulliam competed and won a celebrity version of ‘Fear Factor’ and ‘The Weakest Link’. She co-starred opposite Pooch Hall in Christmas at Water’s Edge (2004). Next, she appeared in Beauty Shop (2005) with Queen Latifah, and The Gospel (2005) with Boris Kodjoe. Knight Pulliam’s next big role was as “Miranda Lucas Payne” in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2007-12). That role earned her multiple accolades, include 3 NAACP Image Awards for best supporting actress in a comedy series. She appeared alongside Tyler Perry in Madea Goes to Jail (2009). Her film credits also include Cuttin Da Mustard (2008) and Death Toll (2008).
Knight Pulliam guest starred in the 2010 Psych episode titled “The Polarizing Express”. She appeared in the TV movies The Love Letter (2013) and Will to Love (2015). She was also a contestant on season 7 of NBC’s The Apprentice (2015). Knight Pulliam returned to the small screen in 2018 as a house-guest on Celebrity Big Brother. The other celebrity cast include Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mark McGrath and Metta World Peace. Celebrity Big Brother premiered on February 7, 2018, on CBS.PERSONAL
Keshia Knight Pulliam’s height is 5ft and she’s of African-American ancestry. Her personal net worth is estimated at $12 million. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Knight Pulliam married retired football linebacker ‘Ed Hartwell’ in January 2016. The marriage lasted 6 moths before the couple filed for divorce. They welcomed daughter, Ella Grace, in January 2017.
Keshia Knight Pulliam Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Keshia Knight Pulliam
- Birthday: April 9, 1979
- How Old : Age: 39 years old
- Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 0in (153 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Years Active: 1982-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $12 Million
- Marriage(s): Edgerton “Ed” Hartwell
- Death-O-Meter: Alive