Keshia Knight Pulliam, American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as reformed con artist Miranda Lucas-Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne. She also appeared in The Last Dragon, Polly, Beauty Shop, & Madea Goes to Jail. She is the winner of 3 NAACP Image Awards. She is a graduate of Spelman College.