- NAME: Raven-Symoné
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: December 10, 1985 (Age: 27)
- Did You Know?: In 1993, Raven-Simoné became the youngest artist to sign with MCA Records.
- Did You Know?: That's So Raven, on which Raven-Symoné starred from 2003 to 2007, was the Disney Channel's first original series to reach 100 episodes.
- EDUCATION: North Springs High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia
- Full Name: Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman
- AKA: Raven-Symoné
- AKA: Raven-Symone
- AKA: Raven Symone
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Actress/singer Raven-Symoné successfully transitioned from a child actor on The Cosby Show to more mature roles on television, film and stage. She's known as the star of both Disney's That's So Raven and Broadway's 2013 adaptation of Sister Act.
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Actress Raven-Symoné was born on December 10, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia. After the child actress got rejected from a role in the film Ghost Dad (1990), which featured Bill Cosby, the legendary comedian cast her as Olivia, the step-granddaughter of Dr. Cliff Huxtable (played by Cosby), on The Cosby Show. Raven-Symoné continued to cater to a family friendly audience thereafter,
"I'm not in this to be a celebrity. I'm in this to work."
"I can finally get married! Yay, government! So proud of you."
"I'm living my personal life the way I'm happiest. I'm not one, in my 25-year career, to disclose who I'm dating."
appearing in films like Dr. Dolittle and series like Disney's That's So Raven (2003-2007). More recently, in 2013, the actress made her Broadway debut, starring in the stage adaptation of Sister Act.
Famed actress and singer Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman was born on December 10, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia. Raven-Symoné got her start in the entertainment industry when she was just 2 years old, after making appearances in advertisements for popular brands such as Jell-O and Cool Whip, in addition to getting signed as a miniature model with Ford.
Raven-Symoné continued down the path to stardom. After unsuccessfully auditioning for a role in the 1990 film Ghost Dad (she didn't get the part because producers thought she was too young), the film's star, legendary comedian Bill Cosby, cast the young actress in his hit television series, The Cosby Show (1984-92); she played Olivia Kendall, the step-granddaughter of Dr. Cliff Huxtable (played by Cosby), on the show from 1989 to 1992, appearing in 64 episodes. Raven-Symoné's on-screen charm appealed to audiences, and her Cosby performance led to another sitcom role in 1993: America continued to watch Raven-Symoné grow up on camera as Nicole Lee on Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (1992-97).
In addition to acting and modeling, Raven-Symoné embarked on a music career during her childhood, becoming the youngest artist to sign with MCA Records in 1993. That same year, she released her debut album, Here's to New Dreams. Despite the backing power of hip-hop artist Missy Elliott, who worked with Raven-Symoné to produce the young singer's first album, Here's to New Dreams flopped and MCA Records, in turn, dropped Raven-Symoné from their label. She would not return to her music career until several years later, after entering the next phase of her life in the spotlight as a Disney star.
After a few small parts, including playing Stymie's girlfriend in The Little Rascals (1994), her theatrical film debut; and Charisse Dolittle in 1998's Dr. Dolittle, Raven-Symoné became a major asset to the Disney brand. After appearing in yet another supporting role in the Disney Channel movie Zeon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999), the network, impressed with her performance in the film, asked Raven-Symoné to audition for the lead role in a new Disney series. After blowing producers away during her audition, Raven-Symoné was promptly cast as the star of That's So Raven (originally entitled Absolutely Psychic).
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