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Keisha Knight Pulliam
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Keisha Knight Pulliam

Keisha Knight Pulliam was born in Newark, New Jersey, on April 9, 1979. She started playing Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show when she was just 4 years old, however, she had already appeared on Sesame Street at the age of 3 years. She also starred in The Last Dragon and several other TV projects, including The Little Match Girl, Polly, Polly: Comin' Home, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. She also had a few guest star appearances on A Different World. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1985 and 1987 for The Cosby Show. She won in 1989 (and the rest of the cast) for The Cosby Show. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1990 for playing Polly in Polly. She is a 2001 graduate of Spelman College where she earned a degree in sociology. She recently was named as one of Ebony magazine's top bachelorettes. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. In November of 2001, she won the special former-child star edition of The Weakest Link. Her winnings benefited the Bonner Foundation, a group that funds scholarships and antihunger programs.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Keisha Knight Pulliam Facts

BirthdayApril 9, 1979 (43)
BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Beauty Shop (2005) as Darnelle
The Gospel (2005) tv-movie as Maya Walker
Motives (2004) as Letrice
What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway (2002) tv-movie as Temple
Polly (1990) as Polly
The Last Dragon (1985) as Sophie
The Cosby Show (1984) tv as Rudy Huxtable (breakthrough)
Tyler Parry's House of Payne tv user recommendation as Maranda Lucas
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