Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress. She is known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable at just the age of 5 to 13, on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as Miranda Lucas-Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Birth Name

Keshia Knight Pulliam







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979, Newark, New Jersey, United States.


She’s currently 39 years old.


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Sun Sign





In 2001, Keshia Knight Pulliam graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Spelman College.

Family Details

  • Father – James Knight Pulliam, Sr. (Works as a Manager)
  • Mother – Denise Knight Pulliam
  • Siblings – James Knight Pulliam II (Brother) and Mshon Knight Pulliam (Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Keshia Knight Pulliam has dated –


  • Edgerton Hartwell – Keshia Knight Pulliam was married to retired National Football League player Edgerton Hartwell on January 1 2016 in her home. Together, they have a daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell, born in January 2017. The couple filed for divorce on July 25, 2016, which was finalized in April 2018.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 0.5 inches
  • In centimeters – 154 cm
  • In meters – 1.54 m


  • In Kilograms – 64 kg
  • In Pounds – 141 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-28-36
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34D

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Rudy Huxtable in the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992.

Film Debut

Keshia Knight Pulliam made her acting debut in the 1985 film, The Last Dragon for her role as Sophia / Natasha Green.

Television Debut

Pulliam was cast in the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992. She played Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable at just the age of 5 to 13.

Brand Endorsements

Keshia appeared in a national print advertisement for Johnson & Johnson baby products at nine months old. She has appeared in a number of TV commercials and print ads.

Keshia Knight Pulliam Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Keshia Knight Pulliam Net Worth

Pulliam has a net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Keshia Knight Pulliam

  • Pulliam began acting at the age of three with the American educational children’s television series Sesame Street.
  • In 1986, she earned a Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series, making her the youngest actress to be nominated at the age of six.
  • She won the first of two NAACP Image Awards in 2009 for her work on the cable series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
  • Keshia  was ranked at No. 19 in VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid Stars”.
  • She launched her own production company, PullPenn in 2008.
  • In 2010, Knight Pulliam appeared in Tank’s music video for his cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, playing his love interest.
  • Pulliam is a member of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
  • In 2011, commenting on the fact that only white actors had won Golden Globe Awards that year, she said: “I think that there is definitely work to be done. It can always be more diverse.
  • In 2013, she appeared as a contestant on the ABC celebrity diving show Splash. Tow years later, she returned as a contestant on the NBC’s seventh season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • In 2015, Knight Pulliam was a contestant on the NBC show The Celebrity Apprentice Season 7 and was the first contestant eliminated after being the losing project manager for her team.
  • In 2018, Knight Pulliam was a HouseGuest on the first season of the CBS series Celebrity Big Brother, where she was the second person evicted out of the house, on Day 13.
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