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Keshia Knight Pulliam



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Will to Love
  • Rachel Paris
2015
29% Madea Goes to Jail
  • Candace
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
2005
37% Beauty Shop
  • Darnelle
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 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Actor
1995
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
33% The Last Dragon
  • Sophia
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
7% Guys with Kids
2012-2013
  • Bridget
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Stranjay
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
  • Miranda
No Score Yet Splash
2013
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member

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