Keshia Knight Pulliam

Highest Rated: 59% The Last Dragon (1985)
Lowest Rated: 27% Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Birthday: Apr 9, 1979
Birthplace: Not Available
A native of New Jersey, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam first rocketed into the national spotlight -- and won the hearts of many a devoted '80s television viewer -- as Rudy Huxtable, the spunky, pint-sized youngest daughter of Dr. Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby), on The Cosby Show. Initially brought in at the age of five (in 1984), Knight Pulliam imparted the series with a "cuteness" factor that laudably waned somewhat as the program wore on and the actress herself aged (though producers eventually brought in Raven-Symone to fill the gap). By the fall of 1992, in fact -- when Cosby wrapped -- Knight Pulliam had reached her teens. Over the course of the series run, she received an Emmy nod for Best Supporing Actress at age six, and qualified at the time as the youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy in history. During Cosby, Knight Pulliam also essayed occasional feature roles; among other accomplishments, she headlined at several telemovies, including the period holiday drama The Little Match Girl (1987), the Mark Twain update A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989), and Debbie Allen's musical version of Pollyanna, Polly (1989), as well as its sequel, Polly: Comin' Home! (1990). After The Cosby Show wrapped, Knight Pulliam attended Spelman College in Atlanta, then achieved a second wind in her career as a reality television star, on programs including a celebrity installment of Fear Factor, Celebrity Mole: Yucatan, and a TV child stars episode of The Weakest Link. She also signed for a starring role in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009), as Candy, a locked-up prostitute befriended by the sardonic, hell-raising Madea.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jingle Belle Actor 2018
No Score Yet Will to Love Rachel Paris 2015
No Score Yet The Love Letter Parker 2013
27% Madea Goes to Jail Candace $90.5M 2009
No Score Yet Death Toll Mirie 2007
No Score Yet Cuttin' Da Mustard Actor 2007
No Score Yet Stomping on the Yard Actor 2006
32% The Gospel Maya Walker $15.8M 2005
38% Beauty Shop Darnelle $36.4M 2005
No Score Yet Christmas at Water's Edge Producer Layla Turner 2004
No Score Yet Motives Letrice 2003
No Score Yet What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away Temple 2002
No Score Yet Polly Polly 1989
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Karen 1989
No Score Yet The Little Match Girl Molly 1987
59% The Last Dragon Sophia 1985


No Score Yet Big Brother: Celebrity Edition
Reality cast member
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
  • 2019
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Apprentice
Reality cast member
  • 2016
  • 2015
7% Guys with Kids
  • 2013
No Score Yet Splash
Reality cast member
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
  • 2010
92% Psych
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Rudy Huxtable Rudy
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet A Different World
Rudy Huxtable Rudy
  • 1988
  • 1987


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