Keshia Knight-Pulliam – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Keshia Knight-Pulliam American Actress
Keshia Knight-Pulliam

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 34-24-34 Inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 Feet 1 Inches (1.54 m)
Weight 50 kg (110 lbs)
Waist 24 Inches
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Shoe Size 9 US
Dress Size 6 US
Nickname Keshia
Gender Female
Age 43 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth April 9, 1979
Full Name Keshia Knight-Pulliam
Profession Actress
Nationality American
Birthplace Newark, New Jersey, United States
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Aries

Keshia Knight Pulliam is a well-known American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable, from the ages of 5 to 13, on the sitcom The Cosby Show (TV series, 1984–1992). She appeared as an adult as Miranda Lucas-Payne on the comedy-drama sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TV series 2007–present). Knight Pulliam earned her the 2009 and 2010 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the series.


In 1986, she became one of the youngest actresses to be chosen for an Emmy Award. At age 6, she received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series. She made her professional debut at 9 months old, in an advertisement for Johnson & Johnson baby products. At age 3, she was on the educational children’s series Sesame Street (TV series).

Keshia Knight Pulliam continued working and appeared in television commercials, TV shows, and feature films. She made her feature film debut in The Last Dragon (1985). She also appeared in Polly (1989) and its sequel Polly: Comin’ Home! (1990)

VH1 ranked her at No. 27 on the list of the “100 Greatest Kid Stars”. Knight Pulliam earned a celebrity version of Fear Factor in 2002 and also won a celebrity version of The Weakest Link and took part in Celebrity Mole: Yucatan.

She appeared in Chingy’s music video for One Call Away in 2004. Her other film credits include Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), The Gospel (2005), Death Toll (2008), and Madea Goes to Jail (2009).

Keshia Knight Pulliam appeared in Tank’s 2010 music video for his cover of I Can’t Make You Love Me. In 2013, she was a candidate in the celebrity diving show Splash. But she was the first to be defeated. In 2015, she was a candidate for the Celebrity Apprentice Season 7. But she was the first contestant disqualified after being the losing project manager for her team.


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Keshia Knight-Pulliam Education

Qualification: Graduate

School: The Potomac School
Rutgers Preparatory School

College: Spelman College

Keshia Knight-Pulliam Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Famous for starring in The Cosby Show tv show, House of Payne, Madea Goes to Jail movie


Film Dubet: The Last Dragon (1985)

The Last Dragon (1985)
Movie Poster

TV Show: Sesame Street (1984)

Sesame Street (1984)
TV show Poster

Net Worth: USD $6 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: James Pulliam, Sr.

Mother: Denise Pulliam

Denise Pulliam
Keshia’s mother

Brother: Mshon Pulliam

Mshon Pulliam
Keshia Knight-Pulliam with her brother

James Pulliam II

James Pulliam II
James Pulliam II with her brother

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Brad James (m. 2021)

Brad James
Keshia with her husband

No. of Children: 1

Daughter: Ella Grace Hartwell

Ella Grace Hartwell
Keshia’s daughter

Past Relationships:

Edgerton Hartwell (m. 2016–2018)

Edgerton Hartwell
Keshia’s ex-husband

Keshia Knight-Pulliam Favorites

Hobbies: Listening to Music

Favorite Food: Spanish food

Favorite Color: Blue

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