|Real Name:||Keshia Knight Pulliam|
|Birthday:||April 9, 1979|
|Net Worth:||$6 million -$14 million|
Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress. She rose to fame as a child. Keshia portrayed Rudy Huxtable, the youngest daughter of Cliff and Clair Huxtable in the sitcom The Cosby Show. She then portrayed Miranda Lucas-Payne in the comedy-drama Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Looking at her roles, she portrayed two iconic characters. She was part of the House of Payne until 2012. The young actress has a couple of projects planned for 2020. And as of August 2020, Keshia Knight Pulliam’s cash flow is more than $6 million. Let’s take a look at her career path.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Keshia has three brothers. She attended Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey. Knight Pulliam got her start on the big screen as a young actress. She was just five years old when she starred in The Cosby Show. Because of her acting career, Keshia stopped her education.
Even before making it on The Cosby Show, Keshia started acting. Pulliam got her acting debut at 9 months old in a national print advertisement for Johnson & Johnson. And then, at the age of 3, she played Keshia on Sesame Street. The young actress made a couple of appearances in television commercials until getting her break on The Cosby Show.
The Cosby Show made her one of the most successful young actresses of all time. In 1986, Keshia earned an Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. That made her the youngest ever actresses nominated for an Emmy Award.
After the end of The Cosby Show in 1992, her family moved to Virginia. There, she attended the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. She then attended Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. Keshia graduated in 1997 and then received a BA degree in sociology from Spelman College in 2001. Fun fact: Knight Pulliam is a member of the Eta Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Keshia continued appearing in television shows and projects. In 2002, she won a celebrity version of Fear Factor. She also won the celebrity version of The Weakest Link.
After a couple of small appearances, Keshia joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne in 2008. She portrayed Miranda, the wife of Calvin Payne. That role earned her two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
In 2011, Keshia made a controversial statement about Golden Globe Awards. She said “I think that there is definitely work to be done. It can always be more diverse. We live in a very multicultural and global society. More needs to be done to increase the representation of all people and really show the world for what it is”. Her comments came as a critique that only white actors won Golden Globes that year.
In 2012, Keshia finished her run as Miranda in the House of Payne. The next year, he participated as a contestant on ABC celebrity diving show Splash. And she got eliminated first. In 2015, she participated in The Celebrity Apprentice Season 7. Again, she was the first one to get eliminated from the show.
On New Year’s Eve in 2015, she got engaged to her boyfriend, Edgerton Hartwell. Knight Pulliam and the retired NFL player got married the next day, January 2016. She gave birth to a daughter on January 23, 2017. But then in April 2018, the two got divorced.
Awards and Nominations
Keshia Knight Pulliam will go down as one of the youngest actresses ever to earn an Emmy Nomination. That came in 1986 for her appearance in The Cosby Show. Her second show, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne earned her a couple of more awards as well.
Keshia won the NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009, 2010, and 2012. She got a nomination in 2011, but didn’t win the award.
So, with a handful of awards and iconic roles, how much is Keshia Knight Pulliam’s fortune? Well, she appeared in two iconic shows, but also participated in a couple of celebrity shows and quizzes.
As of August 2020, Keshia Knight Pulliam’s fortune is more than $6 million. Some sources estimate her assets as being around $14 million.
Keshia got her first appearance in a commercial for Johnson & Johnson when she was just nine months old. And it is a success ride from thereon. In total, she has 32 acting credits. Her latest projects include the movies Tempted by Danger, Radio Christmas, and The Waiting Room.
There are also two projects in post-production, Redeemed and My Brother’s Keeper. We expect these projects to increase her wealth in the upcoming years. She is only 41 years old, a great age for actresses in Hollywood.