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

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.
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