Happy Birthday, Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress. A Queen Was Born In April Happy Birthday To Me Shirt! She is best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92) and as reformed con artist Miranda Lucas-Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Pulliam was the first contestant fired on the 7th season (14h overall) of the Celebrity Apprentice, which aired January 4, 2015.
In 1986, Pulliam became the youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award, receiving a nomination at age six for supporting actress. She made her professional debut in at nine months old, in a national print advertisement for Johnson & Johnson baby products and A Queen Was Born In April Happy Birthday To Me Shirt. She continued working, appearing in television commercials and TV shows, and making her feature-film debut in The Last Dragon, all before turning five. At age three, she played “Keshia” on Sesame Street. She also appeared in the movie Polly with Phylicia Rashad. She is ranked at #19 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
Pulliam won a celebrity version of Fear Factor in September 2002. A Queen Was Born In April Happy Birthday To Me Shirt! She also won a celebrity version of The Weakest Link and participated in Celebrity Mole 2: Yucatan. In 2004, she performed in Chingy’s music video for “One Call Away”. In 2005, she played Darnelle in Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah. Pulliam performed in Donald Gray’s play The Man of Her Dreams in the fall of 2006 in St. Louis. In 2008, she joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne as Miranda, the new wife of Calvin Payne.