Most people know Raven Symone as Olivia Kendall, the cute little girl on The Cosby Show; Nicole Lee on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and the main character in the show dubbed That's So Raven. The multi-talented artist has worked closely with other high-profile Hollywood celebrities since her childhood and is a household name in the entertainment industry.
Raven Symone is an actress, songwriter, singer, rapper, producer, and dancer. She started her career as an infant and therefore, has a ton of experience in the entertainment industry. The actress has, in the past, talked about her life as she grew up in the public eye and her most defining moments as well.
- Name: Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman
- Age: 34 years
- Date of birth: 10th of December 1985
- Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: American
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters/ 157 centimeters)
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Hair color: Black
- Parents: Lydia and Christopher Pearman
- Brother: Blaize Pearman
- Sexual orientation: Lesbian
- Alma mater: Park School, Webb Bridge Middle School, North Springs High School and Academy of Art University
- Occupation: Actress, songwriter, singer, rapper, producer, and dancer
The early life of Raven Symone
Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to Lydia and Christopher Pearman on the 10th of December 1985. How old is Raven Symone? Presently, Raven Symone age is 34 years.
She is an American citizen, and Sagittarius is her Zodiac sign.
The actress has a young brother named Blaize Pearman. As an infant, she worked for Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency in Atlanta and featured in local print adverts.
When she was two years old, she worked with the New York City-based Ford Models, and she appeared in ads for Cool Whip, Jell-O, Fisher-Price, and Ritz crackers.
Raven Symone parents relocated to Ossining, New York, when she was three years old.
The actress went to Park School in New York. Afterward, she joined Webb Bridge Middle School. She then graduated from North Springs High School in 2004.
During her brief retirement from acting in 2013, she joined the Academy of Art University, where she pursued a degree in Fine Arts. She completed her course in 2018.
Raven Symone height and weight
The actress is 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters/ 157 centimeters) tall. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Her weight has fluctuated over the years, and this has often made people talk about her. She has since learned to embrace and appreciate her body as it changes throughout the different stages of her life.
Raven is an actress, songwriter, singer, rapper, producer, and dancer. She started her acting career in 1989. She auditioned for a role in Bill Cosby's Ghost Dad but was too young at the time. She started singing at the age of four years, but launched her singing career at seven.
Although she did not get a role on Ghost Dad, Bill Cosby liked her so much that he offered her a role on The Bill Cosby Show as his step-granddaughter named Olivia in 1989. Since then, she has starred in several movies and numerous television shows.
The actress has starred in the following films:
- Blindsided (1993): She was a singer.
- The Little Rascals (1994): She portrayed the character of Stymie's girlfriend.
- Doctor Dolittle (1998): She acted as Charisse Dolittle.
- Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999): She acted as Nebula Wade
- Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001): She reprised her role as Charisse Dolittle.
- The Cosby Show: A Look Back (2002): She appeared as herself/ Olivia Kendall
- The Cheetah Girls (2003): She featured in this television film as Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi.
- Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003): She was the voice of Monique in this television film.
- Zenon: Z3 (2004): She was Nebula Wade in this television film.
- The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004): She acted as Princess Asana.
- Fat Albert (2004): She was the voice of Danielle.
- Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005): She was the voice of Monique in this television film.
- For One Night (2006): She portrayed the character of Brianna McCallister in this television film.
- Everyone's Hero (2006): She was the voice of Marti Brewster.
- The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006): She featured in this television film as Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi.
- College Road Trip (2008): She portrayed the character of Melanie "Mel" Porter.
- Tinker Bell (2008): She was the voice of Iridessa.
- Good Hair (2009): He appeared as herself in this documentary.
- Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009): She was the voice of Iridessa.
- Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010): She featured in this television film as Abigail "Abby" Scanlan.
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010): She was the voice of Iridessa.
- Pixie Hollow Games (2011): She was the voice of Iridessa in this television film.
- Secret of the Wings (2012): She was the voice of Iridessa.
- Pixie Hollow Bake Off (2013): She was the voice of Iridessa in this television film.
- The Pirate Fairy (2014): She was the voice of Iridessa.
- Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014): She was the voice of Iridessa.
- A Girl Like Grace (2015): She featured in this film as Mary.
- Animal Crackers (2017): She was the voice of Binkley.
- Mighty Oak (To be announced): She will appear in this film as Taylor Lazlo.
Raven-Symoné TV shows
Raven has starred in the following television shows:
- The Cosby Show (1989-1992): She portrayed the character of Olivia Kendall in 64 episodes of the show. She was one of the leading characters in seasons six, seven, and eight.
- A Different World (1989): She featured in the show as Olivia Kendall in the episode dubbed Forever Hold Your Peace.
- The Earth Day Special (1990): She reprised the role of Olivia Kendall in this television special.
- The Magical World of Disney (1990): She appeared in this television series as a young girl in the episode dubbed The Muppets at Walt Disney World.
- The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades (1990): She made an appearance in this television special as herself
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1992): She featured in the episode dubbed Vying for Attention as Claudia Watson.
- Queen (1993): She appeared in the show as the young Queen.
- Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1993-1997): She had the leading role of Nicole Lee in seasons two through five. She appeared in 79 episodes.
- Kidsongs (1994): She featured in the episode dubbed Learning a Lesson as herself.
- Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1997-2000): She was the voice of Zoe/ Olivia in the episode dubbed The Princess and the Pauper and the voice of Goldilocks in the episode titled Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
- Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1995): She starred in the episode dubbed Human Transportation.
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1997) - She starred as herself in the episode titled Piledriver
- My Wife and Kids (2001): She was Charmaine in the episodes dubbed Mom's Away: Part 1 & 2.
- The Proud Family (2001): She starred in the episode dubbed Seven Days of Kwanzaa as Angel Stephanie.
- Kim Possible (2002-2007): She was the voice of Monique in 28 episodes.
- That's So Raven (2003-2007): She portrayed the character of Raven Baxter in 100 episodes. How old was Raven Symone in That's So Raven? She was 18 years old when the show first aired in January 2003.
- Fillmore! (2004): She was the voice of Alexandria Quarry in the episode dubbed Field Trip of the Just and the voice of Maryanne Greene in the episode dubbed Code Name: Electric Haircut.
- Higglytown Heroes (2005): She was a playground monitor in the episode dubbed Meet Eubie's Cousin.
- The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2007): She portrayed the character of Raven Baxter in the episode dubbed That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana.
- Cory in the House (2007): She portrayed the character of Raven Baxter in the episode dubbed That's So in the House.
- American Dad! (2008): She was the voice of Katie/ Wife in the episodes dubbed Stanny Slickers II and Office Spaceman.
- Sonny with a Chance (2010): She featured in the episode whose title was That's So Sonny as Amber Algoode.
- Rupaul's Drag U (2011): She made an appearance as herself in the episode dubbed Looking for a New Job.
- State of Georgia (2011): She acted as Georgia, one of the leading characters, in 12 episodes of the show.
- See Dad Run (2013): She portrayed the character of Whitney Gibbons in the episode dubbed See Dad Run a Fever.
- Empire (2015): She portrayed the character of Olivia Lyon in the episodes dubbed Sins of the Father and Out, Damned Spot.
In her debut episode, the viewers got to know about Raven Symone child whose father she claimed was Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett.) Olivia, her character, was Jamal's back-up singer.
- K.C. Undercover (2015): She featured in the episode dubbed Runaway Robot: Part 1 & 2 as Simone Devereaux.
- The View (2015-2016): She was one of the hosts of this show.
- Black-ish (2015 to date): She portrays the role of Rhonda Johnson. So far, she has appeared in six episodes.
- RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars (2016): She made an appearance as herself in the episode dubbed All-Star Talent Show.
- Nashville (2016): She was in the episode dubbed It's Sure Gonna Hurt as herself.
- The Jim Gaffigan Show (2016): She appeared in the episode titled The Trial as herself.
- Master of None (2017): She was in the episode dubbed Buona Notte as herself.
- Animals. (2017 and 2018): She acted as a nurse in the episodes dubbed Humans, and So You Think You Won't Treason!?
- Raven's Home (2017 to date): She has been acting as Raven Baxter in this television series. She is a leading character.
On this show, Issac Ryan Brown and Navia Robinson are Raven Symone kids. They portray the characters of twins Booker Baxter-Carter and Nia Baxter-Carter respectively.
In the show, she is the ex-wife of Devon, who was her high school sweetheart in That's So Raven. Instead of having Devon as Raven Symone husband on the show, she and the producers decided to make him an ex-spouse with whom she co-parents.
The team decided for the story-line to flow that way to show the world that divorced parents can still be friends and raise their children well.
- Drunk History (2018): She portrayed the role of Nichelle Nichols in the episode dubbed Game Changers.
- Big City Greens (2018-2020): She was the voice of Maria Media in the episodes dubbed Impopstar/Football Camp, Green Christmas, and Breaking News/Cyberbullies.
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2019): She acted as Valkyrie in the episodes dubbed Paranoid and The Real Me.
- Just Roll with It (2019): She was Betsy Hagg in the episode dubbed You Decide LIVE!
- The Masked Singer (2019): She was a contestant in the second season of the show. She appeared as The Black Widow. After her first performance on the show, she broke her arm.
When questioned about the Raven Symone injury, the actress said that she sustained it when riding on a Hoverboard.
- The Bold Type (2020): She featured in season four of the show as Alice Knight.
The multi-talented actress produced the following shows and films;
- Raven's Home – Executive producer in 64 episodes
- Disney Channel Stars: DuckTales Theme Song – Executive producer
- College Road Trip – Executive producer
- That's So Raven – Producer in 19 episodes
- The Cheetah Girls 2 – Co-executive producer
- The Cheetah Girls – Executive producer
Pearman started singing at the age of four years and started her singing career at the age of seven. She became the youngest star to be signed with MCA Records, and Missy Elliot was her vocal lessons instructor in her first years in the industry.
She released her debut album dubbed Here's to New Dreams in 1993. The album contained songs like That's What Little Girls Are Made Of and Raven Is the Flavor. MCA Records dropped her in 1995 because her album did not perform as well as expected.
In 1999, she released her second album dubbed Undeniable, and her third followed in 2004. It was titled This Is My Time. Her fourth album, which was self-titled, was released in 2008.
Besides her solo career, she was a member of the American all-girl group dubbed The Cheetah Girls. The other members were Kiely Williams, Adrienne Bailon, and Sabrina Bryan.
Disney formed the group, and it was made famous by the films titled The Cheetah Girls 2 and The Cheetah Girls: One World. Pearman left the group after the two movies to focus on her solo career. She did not participate in the third film because she claimed that she had a horrible experience filming the second installment.
Nominations and awards
In her career, Pearman has won 11 awards and received 31 nominations. Some of her wins include the following;
- Five Image Awards (NAACP) for her work in That's So Raven
- Two Kids' Choice Awards for her role in That's So Raven
- One TV Land Award for her role in The Cosby Show
- Three Young Artist Awards for her work in That's So Raven and The Cosby Show
What is Raven Symone's net worth?
Raven Symone net worth is estimated at $55 million.
Is Raven Symone lesbian?
Is Raven Symone gay? Yes, she is. For many years, people speculated on what her sexual orientation was. In May 2012, she stated that her sexual orientation was hers and not for public display.
In August 2013, she said that she was excited to learn that more states had legalized gay marriages. While she was not getting married at the time, she said that she hoped to get married in the future.
In October 2014, she was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, and she acknowledged that she was in a happy relationship with a woman. She further stated that she first looked at both sexes as potential love interests when she was twelve years old and that she rejects any labels in her life.
In 2015, it was revealed that AzMarie Livingston was Raven Symone partner. Later that year, the actress revealed that Livingston was no longer Raven Symone girlfriend as the two had ended their relationship.
In 2016, Raven Symone gay orientation was affirmed when she referred to herself as a lesbian on The View, a show she was co-hosting. During the Montreal Pride Parade in 2016, she was named the Grand Marshal.
Who is Raven Symone married to? The actress is yet to get married. Her current partner is not known either.
Who is Raven Symone daughter? She does not have a daughter yet, but the actress and singer hopes to have children soon. She is making a conscious effort to plan motherhood.
The official Raven-Symoné Instagram account has 2.1 million followers. The actress and singer also has a Twitter account with 620k followers.
On her Facebook page, she has over 4.7 million followers and over 4.8 million likes. Her fans get to see cute pictures of the actress as well as her life updates from these platforms.
Actress and singer Raven Symone has been in the public eye since she was very young. Over the years, she has had many highs and lows. Today, she is a celebrated entertainer who has made an indelible mark in the industry.