About Keshia

Keisha Knight Pulliam

Keisha Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam, is the youngest person to ever be nominated for an Emmy Award and decades after making her debut in entertainment she continues to be among the most loved and respected actresses in the business.  At nine months old, Keshia began her career in New York City, just across the bridge from her native New Jersey, when she appeared in a national print AD for Johnson & Johnson Baby products. She worked continuously on both the small and big screen having several commercials, television shows and even a feature film “The Last Dragon” on her resume before the age of five.

At 5 years old, Keshia was cast as the iconic Rudy Huxtable on the groundbreaking Emmy and Golden Globe award winning television show “The Cosby Show.”  Keshia received an Emmy nomination; won several NAACP Image awards & Young Artist Awards; a People’s Choice Award; and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for her work as Rudy.  In addition to the 8 year run of “The Cosby Show,” Keshia starred in several TV movies including, “The Little Match Girl”;“A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court”; “Polly” & “Polly: Comin’ Home.” Once “The Cosby Show” ended and after more than a decade in front of the camera Keshia decided to turn her focus toward education.

Keshia graduated with honors from Spelman College in 2001 with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Film. While at Spelman her entrepreneurial spirit grew as well as her love for political activism and philanthropy. As both a Bonner Scholar and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Keshia became and remains very active as an advocate for underserved communities.

Upon graduation from Spelman College, Keshia continued acting, starring in several TV movies including, “What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway” and “ Christmas At Water’s Edge”. In 2005, she returned to the big screen in “Beauty Shop,” along side Queen Latifah, Djiomn Hounsou, Kevin Bacon, Alfre Woodard and Alicia Silverstone. In 2007 ,Keshia joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s award winning show “House of Payne,” as Miranda Payne, a role for which she won four NAACP Image Awards..

In 2009, Keshia starred along side Tyler Perry, Derek Luke and Academy Award winner Viola Davis in “Madea Goes To Jail,” as Candace. “Madea Goes To Jail” is Tyler Perry’s highest grossing movie to date earning over $90 million.

Recognizing her tremendous blessings spanning decades in the entertainment business, in 2010 Keshia started her non-profit the Kamp Kizzy Foundation. Using her background in sociology, Keshia has created a free mentorship camp for youth ages 11-16 in her current home of Atlanta, GA. Kamp Kizzy attracts kids from around the county. In 2015, to celebrate Kamp Kizzy’s 5th year, Keshia will be launching her newest initiative Project James, a mentoring camp designed specifically for boys ages 11-16 in addition to Kamp Kizzy International Bahamas.

In 2014, Keshia was awarded the “Daily Point of Light Award” by Points of Light a volunteer service organization for which President George H.W. Bush is the Honorary Chairman. In addition, she was also the recipient of the “Phoenix Award” and the “Community Service Award Key,” from the City of Atlanta for her work in the community.



Upcoming Events

From acting, to fashion, philanthropy, mentoring and more, Keshia Knight Pulliam is a woman on the move. She recently launched , “The Business of Entertainment:  Is My Child a Star?”, an interactive workshop designed for parents and their children. You can find Keshia on her upcoming, “Is My Child a Star Tour,” see her on this season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice; find her on campaigning or mentoring youth.



The Business Of Entertainment: Is My Child A Star?

The Business of Entertainment:  Is My Child a Star?,” is an interactive workshop designed for parents and their children ages 4 -17.  Join Keshia as she provides invaluable insight into what it means to be a successful and well balanced child star. During this 4 hour experience, guests will engage in workshops, specifically designed for aspiring child actors and their parents.

Acting Workshop (Parents)

  • The Business of Entertainment
  • How to Choose the Right Representation
  • Creating and Maintaining Balance in Your Child’s Life
  • Stage parent vs. Advocate

Acting Workshop (Children)

  • Coaching directly from Keshia Knight Pulliam
  • Acting 101 (An introduction to acting. What do you really do?)
  • Scene Work Dialogue
  • Acting Warm Up
  • Acting 101 (An introduction to acting. What do you really do?)
  • Scene Work Dialogue
  • Acting Warm Up



The “Is My Child a Star?” tour launched on October 25, 21014 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be visiting cities throughout the country starting February 2015. Click on any of the dates below for details and/or to purchase tickets.

February 21, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina

February 28, 2015
Somerset, New Jersey

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November 2014 – March 2015


November 3 – 4, “Feed just One Gala,“ Dallas, Texas
November 4, “Pretty Vote,” Atlanta, Georgia
November 22, ”Holiday Give Away,” Atlanta, Georgia
December 4, Health Fair, TBD
December 11, Holiday Fundraiser, Jimmy Choo, Phipps Mall, Atlanta, Georgia



February 21, “Is My Child a Star Tour,” Raleigh, North Carolina
February 28, “Is My Child a Star Tour,” Somerset, New Jersey


Click Here to purchase tickets for the “Is My Child a Star?” tour.

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Kamp KIzzy is a curriculum developed to promote self-esteem, empowerment and motivation in girls.





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