Keshia Knight Pulliam Lands New Film Role

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, best known for her role as Rudy in the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show, has signed on to appear in Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail. In the big screen adaptation of Tyler’s successful play, Keshia’s character, a hooker named Candy, is aided by Madea, who finds herself in jail due to her crazy antics. Earlier in the season Keshia also appeared on Tyler’s TBS series House of Pain and is said to be launching her own Atlanta based production company. Madea Goes To Jail starts principle shooting this September and is scheduled for an early 2009 release.


  1. Congrast for “Rudy”.

    Tyler keep black actors employed. 🙂

  2. Tyler Perry’s gravy train runneth over. 😆 ‘Madea Goes to Jail’ is my most favorite (and I think funniest) of all his plays. 🙂

  3. I had to ask myself who Keshia Knight Pullam was…she might as well just start calling herself Rudy, because I think that’s what everyone calls her. Just like Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to Buffy until the day she dies, so she might as well get used to it.

    Good for her, though! And while I find Tyler Perry’s work to often be kind of bland and repetitive, he does provide a lot of roles for black actors and actresses. That he does. But my do these movies and plays never end. And I’ll have to watch every one at the theater because the whole family goes (and pretty much guilt trip me into going).

  4. What I love about Tyler is he making money and he is filling a void. We have no Soul Food, No living Single, Family Matters, etc. I like seeing Black positive characters on the big screen. Hollywood pays attention to the GREEN. With the millions that he is making, perhaps one day the big wigs will follow suit. I like what Tyler is doing right now. Tyler has a fan following that are especally crazy about Madea, so why not give the people what they want? Me personally, I would like for him to focus on his TV show, especially since there are not many family oriented shows that come on in which the people are Black like me! 🙂

  5. I hope that Tyler doesn’t sacrifice quality for quantity. He’s kind of dropping these movies like hot potatoes. I really enjoyed ‘Why Did I Get Married”, but I was not feeling “Meet The Browns”, although I was anticipating it the most. Seems to me, he should have spent a little more time developing that script for the big screen, which projects much differently than the stage. Angela Bassetts character looked like an onscreen character playing in this strange world of stage characters. “Meet the Browns” didn’t work well for me on the big screen. It just look so cheap and amateurish. I want him to do well, I just hope that Tyler takes his time and think these films through more carely and not just go after the money. If he builds it …right…we will definitely come.

  6. Go Keisha, she is intelligent and beautiful. I look forward to seeing her in a few movies.

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