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Raven-Symoné: American Actress, Singer, Songwriter

Raven-Symoné began modeling at two, appearing in print ads for Jell-O and Cool Whip products in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly thereafter she signed with Ford Modeling Agency in New York City.

She went on to appear in television programs such as The Cosby Show and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper as well as films such as Dr. Dolittle (1998) and its sequel Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001).

Raven-Symoné’s Biography

Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman is an award-winning actress, singer, and entrepreneur. Initially beginning as a child star, Raven became widely recognized for her roles on hit TV series like ‘That’s So Raven’ as well as appearances in several movies. Furthermore, she advocates same-sex marriage while actively speaking out against societal stereotypes; has many interests, and is dedicated to her work while remaining very popular with fans – having responded directly back many of them over time!

Raven Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Christopher and Lydia Pearman on December 10th, 1985, and attended Park School located in New York where she began modeling early on. At three, her family relocated to Ossining New York where Raven continued modeling with the Young Faces Inc agency through local print advertisements.

In 1989, she gained a recurring role on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall – Denise Huxtable was played by Lisa Bonet). She stayed until its end in 1992. Soon thereafter she was cast as Nicole Lee on Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper until 1997.

Her acting career took off during this time, after appearing in the Disney show That’s So Raven which quickly became immensely popular, leading to numerous roles on both television and film. Additionally, she proved her singing talent by releasing several albums; her debut ‘Here’s to New Dreams’ was met with moderate success; plus recording songs with American all-girl group The Cheetah Girls.

Raven has appeared in various movie roles since 1998, such as Dr Dolittle (1998) and its sequel Dr Dolittle 2 (2000) as well as Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999). Additionally, she has appeared in comedy and romance flicks and has even sung on soundtracks of various television shows and movies.

Raven-Symoné is an incredibly intelligent person and her passion for science demonstrates this fact. She often discusses quantum mechanics and other scientific topics on social media accounts. Raven is also dedicated to her family and serves as a wonderful mother to her son. Additionally, she’s interested in fashion design – having designed her line of clothing.

Raven-Symoné’s Movies

Raven-Symoné began her entertainment industry career when she was two, starting as a baby model for Ritz crackers and Jell-O. However, her career took off once she was cast as Bill Cosby’s stepdaughter on The Cosby Show from 1989-1992 as three-year-old Nicole Lee (hangin’ With Mr. Cooper until 1993 and That’s So Raven on Disney Channel from 2003 – 2007. Additionally, she appeared in two made-for-TV movies The Cheetah Girls 2 which both received gold certification!).

Raven Baxter can still be seen starring as her charismatic and psychic alter ego on Raven’s Home, a spinoff sitcom that premiered in 2017. This show depicts Raven as she raises twin teenage twins Booker and Nia while managing her fashion business alongside bestie Chelsea. Additionally, she lends her voice to the Disney series Kim Possible as Monique as well as the TV movie For One Night.

Raven, known for her role as Halle Berry’s headstrong and bicultural enslaved daughter in Alex Haley’s book Queen, earned rave reviews and multiple award nominations from critics and audiences. As an active feminist who champions causes that help children, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation participation; Raven also enjoys watching Game of Thrones binge-watching to her heart’s content!

She’s also an avid science buff, frequently discussing topics like quantum mechanics with fans online. While being an actress and singer by Hollywood standards, she has an extremely normal lifestyle; she enjoys jet skiing and cooking as hobbies.

Raven-Symoné is an extremely talented entertainer who has earned many prestigious accolades during her career, such as two “Kid’s Choice Awards”, three Daytime Emmy Award nominations, and three Young Artist Awards. Additionally, she founded The Raven-Symoné Foundation which helps children suffering from chronic illnesses – showing a true dedication and passion for what she does! It is evident from all this success that Raven possesses great ambition in fulfilling her goals in all areas of her work life.

Raven-Symoné’s TV Shows

Raven-Symoné is one of the most beloved child stars ever. She first gained recognition when cast as Olivia on The Cosby Show from 1988 to 1992; then made waves again with roles in Hairspray and The Cheetah Girls movies before releasing her first album ‘Here’s to New Dreams’ with two songs that made the Hot 100 chart in 1993. Additionally, she voices both characters Iridessa from Disney’s Animal Crackers animation film as well as Monique from Kim Possible TV show!

In 2003, she landed the leading role on the Disney show That’s So Raven and its success led to multiple spinoffs such as Raven’s Home movie and several others like Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana. Over four and half years of That’s So Raven runtime, Symoné played Raven Baxter who dealt with psychic visions as well as typical teenage issues such as boy troubles.

Raven has guest starred on various shows such as ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’, ‘Hollywood’ and ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Additionally, she made appearances in films like Cory in the House and College Road Trip – with the latter serving as her film debut in 2022 as its title character!

Since That’s So Raven ended, Symone has kept herself busy with her talk show and various TV and film projects, from producing to directing. Her latest venture is the State of Georgia pilot series; which follows two plus-sized performers as they move to NYC in hopes of breaking onto Broadway stage.

Symone has managed to remain true to her core values while remaining a positive self-image promoter. Not afraid of challenging opinions on difficult subjects – including her recent criticism for labeling hip-hop artists with harsh stereotypes – she speaks out on contentious matters freely and openly. Alongside acting, singing, and producing work she also serves as an activist for women’s rights and antidrug campaigns.

Raven-Symoné’s Personal Life

Raven-Symoné has been involved with entertainment since she was just an infant. She began modeling as a toddler with Young Faces Inc in Atlanta and appeared in local print ads; then became a popular child actress appearing in several films and TV shows; released two albums; one entitled ‘Here’s To New Dreams’ was released in 1993 to moderate success while contributing vocals for soundtracks of movies she starred in as well as performing at Broadway musicals.

Most people recognize her from her roles on The Cosby Show and Hangin With Mr Cooper; as Nicole Lee on Hangin With Mr Cooper and That’s So Raven respectively. But this gorgeous woman is much more than meets the eye! She is an accomplished songwriter, actress, producer, and public advocate for LGBT community causes such as gay marriage support; in fact, she regularly appears on the ABC daytime talk show ‘The View’!

She takes an unconventional view of life and isn’t shy to express it. In 2014 she went public about her sexuality and revealed she is in an intimate relationship with a female counterpart – although never married yet!

Symone became the youngest-ever winner of an Emmy Award and has appeared in a wide variety of Hollywood movies since 1998. Her first big break came when she appeared as Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century before making an impressive performance as Raven Baxter on “That’s So Raven”, catapulting her to worldwide renown.

As a teenager, she struggled with the pressures of being an iconic star and often faced body shaming. She disclosed in an interview that when she was 15 and appeared on Disney shows like Frozen and Tangled, her weight would often be compared with others on the cast; consequently, she would wear two girdles and two Spanxes under her clothing when filming took place.


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