Keshia Knight Pulliam is an actress of American origin. She is famous for her childhood role in the situational comedy, The Cosby Show and in the comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne on TBS. Pilliam was the youngest actress to be shortlisted for an Emmy Award in 1986.
Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on 9th April, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey to Denise and James Pulliam, Sr. She has two brothers. Pulliam did her Bachelor of rts in Sociology from Spelman College and is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
KeshiaPulliam debuted with an print advertisement of Johnson & Johnson baby products. She was just nine months old then. She appeared in several television commercials and shows. Pulliam made her debut in films with The Last Dragon in 1985.She played the role of 'Keshia' in Sesame Street at the age of three. Pulliam starred in the film, Polly. She was listed at 'number 19' on VH's “100 Greatest Kid Stars”.
Keshia Pulliam's rise in the world of television and films was meteoric. She bagged the celebrity version of Fear Factor and The Weakest Link in 2002. She was a participant of the Celebrity Mole 2: Yucatan. Pulliam featured in the music video of One Call Away in 2004. A year later, she starred in the American comedy film, Beauty Shop. Pulliam enacted in the play, The Man of Her Dreams in 2006.
Pulliam's role as 'Miranda', wife of 'Calvin Payne' in Tyler Perry's House of Payne in 2008 earned her the NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2009 and 2010. Pulliam starred in the film, Madea Goes to Jail in 2009 and featured in the music video for 'I Can't Make You Love Me' in 2010.
Pulliam participated in Splash, an reality celebrity diving show on ABC. She was a contestant in The Celebrity Apprentice Season 7. She enacted the character of 'Rachel Paris' in the film, Will to Love in 2015.
Keshia Pulliam tied the knot with Edgerton Hartwell, former football player on New Year's day 2016.
Kesdia Pulliam bagged the NAACP Image Awards for “Best Supporting Actress in the Comedy Series” for the American sitocm television series, Tyler Perry's House of Payne in 2009, 2010 and 2012. She was shortlisted for Emmy Awards in the category of “ Best Supporting Young Actress in the Comedy Series” for The Cosby Show in 1984.