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Keshia Knight Pulliam          

Emmy Nominated Actress, Director & Entrepreneur; Advocate & Family Culture Shaper

Keshia Knight Pulliam began her career as a child actor with her breakthrough role as Rudy Huxtable on the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show." This role earned her a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series at the 38th Primetime Emmy Awards, making her one of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Emmy Award at age 6. She made her professional debut at 9 months old in a national print advertisement for Johnson & Johnson baby products. Currently, Pulliam is the host of "Married at First Sight" in season 15 and continues her role as Miranda Lucas-Payne on "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

Her acting resume expanded over several decades as she continued to act and returned to the big screen in "Beauty Shop," playing Darnelle alongside Queen Latifah. Pulliam has also starred in the TBS comedy-drama "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" as Miranda Lucas-Payne. Her role in this series earned her the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009 and 2010. Pulliam also played Candace "Candy" Washington-Collins in the film "Madea Goes to Jail" (2009) and appeared on various television shows such as "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "Celebrity Big Brother".

Pulliam graduated from Spelman College and made her directorial debut in 2021. In addition to acting and directing, she has participated in reality shows. In September 2002, she won a celebrity version of "Fear Factor" and a celebrity version of "The Weakest Link." She has also appeared in music videos, including Chingy's "One Call Away" in 2004 and Tank's cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me" in 2010.

Pulliam is also involved in entrepreneurial ventures, with a children’s clothing line and her own spice line, “Keshia’s Kitchen,” and she runs a not-for-profit organization, Kamp Kizzy.

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