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March 07, 2021

'The Cosby Show' Star Keshia Knight Pulliam Smiles with Daughter Ella — See Their Resemblance

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Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam recently shared adorable photos on her Instagram page that showed her posing with her look-alike daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell. 

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam of "The Cosby Show" fame shares an incredible resemblance with her four-year-old daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell. 

She brought that resemblance to the fore once more in new pictures she shared with fans on her Instagram page recently that showed her and Ella. 

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


The first photo in Pulliam's post showed Ella with the widest smile one would ever see on the internet. The little tot was clad in a purple dress and rocked her natural brown hair.

She posed with her left hand on the side of her face and in front of her beautiful mom, who also smiled sweetly. Pulliam wore a black top and tied a yellow cloth over her long black tresses. 


The second photo in the actress's post showed Ella using two of her fingers to draw out the sides of her mouth in an attempt to have the widest smile ever. 

Pulliam put her hands in her daughter's head in the snapshot, opening her mouth wide as she laughed out. She captioned the post with a relatable comment about working from home amid quarantine. 

One of those positives is her recent engagement with actor Brad James, who she has been dating since 2019.


The actress asked her fans who else can relate to her situation in the pictures. She further exclaimed about working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pulliam also wrote, "Ella said not today Mommy... when you can't beat them, join them!! ??‍♀️? #MomLife." Many of the actress's friends and fans found the pictures and her caption amusing and commented on them, including basketballer Lisa Leslie, who wrote: 

"Yes!! ???who could say no to that face??? Hugs to you guys❤️."


Besides making smiley faces with her mom, Ella seems likely to follow Pulliam's footsteps in becoming a child star. The "House of Payne" actress spoke about that possibility in a chat with ET last year. 

Pulliam said Ella knows she is an actress and asked her if she could be one when she grows up. The loving mom told her precious daughter that she can do whatever she wants to do, adding that she would always support her. 


Pulliam shares Ella with her ex-husband and former NFL star, Ed Hartwell, who she was married to for only six months. Following their divorce, Ed accused his ex-wife of keeping their daughter away from him.

Pulliam fired back, saying his accusations were false and fabricated. Her marital issues with Ed were one of the setbacks Pulliam has encountered in her successful career.

She does not dwell on such negativities but is focused on the positives, telling Closer Weekly that she is an eternal optimist and stays focused on her blessings. 

One of those positives is her recent engagement with actor Brad James, who she has been dating since 2019. The couple loves spending time together and even had a romantic boat date for James' 39th birthday in July 2020, where they made sweet memories