Skip to main content

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Created by BlackEntrepreneurProfile.com
Keshia Knight Pulliam

Born: April 9, 1979, Newark, New Jersey;

Occupation: Actress, Businesswoman;

Position: Co-founder, General Partner;

Company: Fearless Fund;

Industry: Venture Capital;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Keshia Knight Pulliam, is the  Co-founder, General Partner of Fearless Fund, since 2018. She is an multi award winning actress and the youngest person to ever be nominated for an Emmy Award. The Fearless Fund invests in women of colour led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level or series A financing. Their mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding for women of colour founders building scalable, growth aggressive companies.

Work Experience

  • Launched her weekly podcast Kandidly Keshia and spice line Keshia’s Kitchen in 2016.
  • She appeared in “The House of Payne,” as “Miranda Lucas-Payne” from 2008 to 2021.
  • She is perhaps best known for her eight seasons of playing the iconic Rudy Huxtable on the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning television show “The Cosby Show,” 1984–92.

Accolades

  • Ms. Pulliam is ranked at No. 27 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
  • 1986: Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series (nominated) The Cosby Show
  • 2012: NAACP Image Awards Best Supporting Actress in the Comedy Series (won) Tyler Perry's House of Payne
  • 2011: NAACP Image Awards Best Supporting Actress in the Comedy Series (nominated) Tyler Perry's House of Payne
  • 2010: NAACP Image Awards Best Supporting Actress in the Comedy Series (won) Tyler Perry's House of Payne
  • 2009: NAACP Image Awards Best Supporting Actress in the Comedy Series (won) Tyler Perry's House of Payne

Philanthropy, Community Service and Memberships

  • In 2010, Ms. Pulliam started her non-profit The Kamp Kizzy Foundation.

Education

  • Ms. Pulliam graduated with honours from Spelman College in 2001 with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Film.

Recently Added Black Executives

  • Chris Winton

    Chris Winton is Champion of the People at Tesla, Inc., since December 2022. Mr. Winton, who spent nearly 25 years at FedEx, most recently served…

  • Tyler Scriven

    Created by BlackEntrepreneurProfile.com

    Tyler Scriven is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Saltbox, Inc., a logistics pioneer since April 2019. The company offers adaptable office…

  • Ebony Beckwith

    Created by BlackEntrepreneurProfile.com

    Ebony Beckwith is Salesforce’s Chief Business Officer and Chief of Staff to Marc Benioff. In this role, Ms. Beckwith is responsible for aligning the…

Latest News & Articles

FTC: Black Entrepreneur & Executive Profiles is reader supported, we may earn income on affiliate links. You support us by using our links to buy products, it will cost you nothing extra.

We also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Learn more...