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Keshia Knight Pulliam Reveals Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Ella Asked Her If She Could Be an Actor

Gracious Egedegbe
Sep 18, 2020
07:30 P.M.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam recently revealed that her three-year-old daughter might be following in her footsteps as she has expressed interest in becoming an actor.


Keshia Knight Pulliam recently revealed that her 3-year-old daughter already asked her if she could become an actor. Once a child star herself, Pulliam promises to support her daughter when the time comes. 

The talented actress is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Rudy Huxtable, the youngest daughter of Cliff and Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show."

Keshia Knight Pulliam attends "A Toast Honoring Larry Morrow" at Emeril's Delmonico on July 5, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Pulliam's performance on the NBC sitcom won her an Emmy nomination, making her the youngest person ever to get nominated at 6-years old. Now her daughter, Ella, has shown an interest and fans are left to wonder if she will follow in her footsteps.

Pulliam told ET that her daughter knows she's an actress and one day, the cute toddler asked her if she could become one. The proud mother also told ET what she told little Ella. She said

"Whatever you want to do, mommy is going to support you. You've seen mommy as a little girl on TV [...] you don't have to wait to be a grown-up to do it..."


Pulliam is hardly worried that Ella wants to do what she does, stating that she is not one to stop her child from going into the entertainment industry. The established actress explained that she would always support her child no matter what she wants to do. 

Hartwell requested another opportunity to fight for custody of his daughter.


Pulliam will reportedly be reprising her role as Miranda Lucas-Payne in "House of Payne." The show just returned after an 8-year break and viewers are dying to know what's going on between Miranda and Calvin. Pulliam said

"When we left off, Miranda said she wanted a divorce…It's really getting into the thick of that. Like, will we end up together? Will we work it out?..."

The cast wrapped up filming before quarantine and Pulliam got on a flight headed for New Orleans when everything got shut down. Now the show is back and she couldn't be happier.


Pulliam is fiercely private about her life and that sentiment extends to her daughter. The actress welcomed Ella in January 2017 while she was no longer with her husband, former NFL athlete, Ed Hartwell.

The sportsman filed for divorce some days after Pulliam found out that she was pregnant and after her first custody battle with him, the mom chose to avoid sharing much of her daughter's face publicly.  

In 2018, Hartwell requested another opportunity to fight for custody of his daughter. However, a judge denied him thinking the arrangement the former couple had between them was just fine. 

Hartwell and Pulliam were married only for six months before they split in 2016. The divorce proceedings were finalized in 2018 and the pair went their separate ways.


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