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Keshia Knight Pulliam Net Worth 2022 | Salary | Biography


May 10, 2022

$6 Million

Keshia Knight Pulliam Net Worth and Income: Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress with a net worth of $6 million. Knight Pulliam is best known for portraying Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” from 1984 to 1992. She also starred in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” from 2007 to 2012. Keshia was nominated for a Primetime Emmy at the age of six, making her the youngest actor to receive the honour. Knight Pulliam ranked #27 on VH1’s 2014 list of the “100 Greatest Kid Stars”

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born in Newark, New Jersey, on April 9, 1979. She was raised by her mother Denise, father James Sr. (a manager), and brothers James, Mshon, and Juwan. Keshia’s parents took her to a local talent agency when she was just 5 months old, and by the time she was 9 months old, she had landed a national print ad for Johnson & Johnson. She attended Rutgers Preparatory School, and when her family relocated to Virginia following the conclusion of “The Cosby Show” she attended Potomac School and Foxcroft School. Knight Pulliam graduated from Foxcroft in 1997 and from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 2001. As a student at Spelman, Keshia was a member of the sorority Delta Sigma Theta.


Knight Pulliam began booking commercials and appeared on “Sesame Street” at age 3 after her Johnson & Johnson advertisement. In 1984, she landed the life-altering role of Rudy Huxtable on the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show.” Keshia appeared in 177 episodes and was nominated for multiple awards for her performance. She also portrayed Rudy in “Back to Next Saturday” (1985), “A Different World” (1987-1988), and “The Earth Day Special” (1990). Knight Pulliam made her big-screen debut in “The Last Dragon,” in 1985, and she appeared in “The Little Match Girl.” in 1987. She also co-starred with her TV mother Phylicia Rashad in “Polly” (1989) and “Polly Comin’ Home” (1990) and appeared in the made-for-television film “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” (1987).


Keshia won celebrity editions of “The Weakest Link” in 2001 and “Fear Factor” in 2002, and she competed on “Celebrity Mole: Yucatán” in 2004. She then appeared in the 2005 films “Beauty Shop” and “The Gospel” before landing her award-winning role in 95 episodes of the TBS series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” Despite the fact that the series concluded in 2012, it was announced in February 2020 that a ninth season would air on BET. Knight Pulliam has also appeared in the films “Cuttin Da Mustard” (2008), “Death Toll” (2008), and “Madea Goes to Jail” (2009) and as a guest star on “Psych” (2010) and “Guys with Kids” (2013). In 2015, Keshia was the first contestant eliminated from the seventh season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and in 2018, she competed on “Celebrity Big Brother” and was the second houseguest evicted after requesting to leave the show for personal reasons.



Personal Life: Keshia became engaged to retired NFL player Edgerton Hartwell on New Year’s Eve 2015, and they married the next day at the Atlanta home of Knight Pulliam. Eight days before Hartwell filed for divorce in July 2016, she announced her pregnancy. Keshia gave birth to her daughter Ella on January 23, 2017, and her divorce from Ed was finalised in April 2018. Hartwell attempted to obtain joint custody of Ella, but Keshia was awarded primary custody and Ed was ordered to pay $3,000 per month in child support. In April 2020, Knight Pulliam asserted that Hartwell owed her nearly $32,000 in back child support. In 2019, Keshia began dating her “Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta” co-star Brad James.


Knight Pulliam was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Cosby Show.” in 1986. In 2009, 2010, and 2012, she won the NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”; she also won in 1988 for “The Cosby Show” and was nominated in 2003 for “What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway.” Keshia won the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress for “The Cosby Show,” in 1991, and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Young TV Performer in 1988. In 1989, she shared the award for Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama, or Special with her co-stars on “The Cosby Show”

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