Keshia Knight Pulliam – The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9th, 1979 to Denise and James Pulliams, Sr. in Newark, New Jersey. She has three younger brothers. Keshia attended grade school at Rutgers Preparatory School (, a private, coeducational college preparatory day school in Somerset, New Jersey; Foxcroft School (, an all-girls day and boarding school in Middleburg, Virginia; and Potomac School (, an independent college preparatory school in McLean, Virginia. In 2001, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Spelman College ( in Atlanta, Georgia and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority (

Keshia is best known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show and is the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy when she was six years old. Her Emmy nomination was for Best Supporting Actress. Her role in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne earned her the 2009, 2010, and 2012 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2011, she was nominated for the same award for the same role. Her Twitter handle is @peachespulliam, and she maintains her professional website at

Her filmography includes:

The Last Dragon (1985), Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), The Gospel (2005), Cuttin Da Mustard (2008), Death Toll (2008), and Medea Goes to Jail (2009)

The Cosby Show (1985 to 1992), Back to Next Saturday (1985), The Little Match Girl (1987), A Different World (1987 to 1988), Polly (1989), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1989), Polly: Comin’ Home! (1990), Cosby (1997), What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway (2002), Christmas at Water’s Edge (2004), Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2007 to 2012), Psych (2010), Mr. Box Office (2012), Guys with Kids (2013), and The Love Letter (2013)

Her current picture is below:

Keshia Knight Pulliam