Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman[3] (/ˈr.vən sɪˈmn/; born December 10, 1985[4]), sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer. She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall. She released her debut album, Here's to New Dreams in 1993; the single, "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" charted number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5] The next album, Undeniable, was released on May 4, 1999.

Raven-Symoné appeared in several successful television series, such as The Cosby Show and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From 2003 to 2007, she starred in the Disney Channel series, That's So Raven in which she played Raven Baxter, a psychic teenager who tried her best to keep her psychic powers a secret. During her time on That's So Raven, Raven-Symoné released her third studio album, This is My Time (2004) which was her best selling solo album to date, charting at number 51 on the Billboard 200.[6] A year after the end of That's So Raven, she released her fourth studio album, Raven-Symoné (2008). The album peaked at number 159 on the Billboard 200. During 2003 to 2006, she participated in four soundtracks from Disney, RIAA-certified double-platinum album, The Cheetah Girls (2003), RIAA-certified gold album, That's So Raven (2004), That's So Raven Too! (2006) and RIAA-certified platinum album, The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006). The soundtracks sold a combined 4.1 million copies in the U.S. alone. As of April 2008, Raven-Symoné has sold 314,000 albums in the United States.

Raven-Symoné transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at young audiences, including Dr. Dolittle (1998), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), College Road Trip (2008), and successful television films, including Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999), The Cheetah Girls (2003), its sequel Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), For One Night (2006), Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010). Raven has also lent her voice to the animated series Kim Possible, for the character Monique and films such as Disney's Tinker Bell. In 2011, Symoné starred in the short-lived ABC Family comedy series State of Georgia as Georgia Chamberlain, an aspiring actress with a huge ego who moves to New York City to try her hand at an acting career. In 2012, Raven-Symoné ranked number nine on VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars Of All Time" list.[7]

In 2015, Raven-Symoné joined the cast of the new hit primetime drama Empire in the recurring role of Olivia, the vengeful ex-wife of one of the main characters. She stars alongside Terrence Howard, Malik Yoba, and Taraji P. Henson. In June 2015, she joined the ABC panel show The View,[2] after a period of guest-hosting. She departed the show in October 2016 in order to focus on Raven's Home, a spin-off of That's So Raven, which premiered on July 21, 2017.



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Things You Didn't Know About Raven-Symoné
  –  September 11, 2017
When I was younger, there was nothing that made my sister and I more excited than watching That's So Raven, and fighting over the few red Gushers in the bag. It was our favorite part of the week! We'd laugh at Raven's perfectly delivered jokes ...
Raven-Symoné is just as excited for a ‘Princess Diaries 3’ as we are
  –  August 14, 2017
Many other cast members including stars Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, and Chris Pine are anxious to work on a third installment of the popular Disney fanchise, and now That's So Raven star, Raven-Symoné is, too. She told Buzzfeed that she'd be happy to ...
Raven-Symone Says Childhood Body-Shaming Left Her With ‘Mental Issues’
  –  August 8, 2017
*Actress Raven-Symone got candid about the effect that childhood body-shaming has had on her state of mind. “I wish I was living now as a younger person,” Raven-Symone told People in an interview published Monday. “I probably wouldn’t have so many ...
Raven-Symone Says She Suffers ‘Mental Issues’ Due to Childhood Body-Shaming
  –  August 8, 2017
Former “The View” panelist Raven-Symone is opening up about the effect that childhood body-shaming has had on her state of mind, saying that she has “so many mental issues” that are likely the result of being criticized about her body as a youth.
Raven-Symoné says being body-shamed led to ‘so many mental issues’
  –  August 8, 2017
Raven-Symoné wishes she was a kid today rather than years ago when she was body-shamed for her weight. “I wish I was living now as a younger person,” Symone told People. “I probably wouldn’t have so many mental issues.” The 31-year-old said she ...
Raven-Symoné Has 'Mental Issues' From Being Body-Shamed As A Kid
  –  August 8, 2017
The world Raven-Symoné grew up in as a child actor is not as body-positive as the one we know today. “I wish I was living now as a younger person,” the “View” co-host told People. “I probably wouldn’t have so many mental issues.” The ...
Raven-Symone Admits She Was Shocked Disney Invited Her Back After Coming Out
  –  August 7, 2017
Who says you can’t go home again? Raven-Symoné sure could! The actress stopped in for our HollywoodLife podcast to talk all about returning to Disney Channel — and revealed that it’s a much different place now. Raven’s now working with kids that ...
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