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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 December 1985Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameRaven-Symoné Christina Pearman
Nicknames Rae
Rave
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill Cosby. She was deemed too young for the role since was only 3 years old, but Cosby could see she had talent. They asked Raven to come back to read lines, and she did so well that she got a starring role as Olivia on the last three seasons of The Cosby Show (1984). After the show finished its run, she decided to try something new like singing. In 1993, she became the youngest person ever to sign with MCA Records. She also went back to acting with a starring role in Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992), alongside Mark Curry and a small role in the TV mini-series Queen (1993). After another small role in the feature film The Little Rascals (1994) and the role of Goldilocks in the TV series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995), "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" ended.

Raven's singing career was doing well and she landed a role in Doctor Dolittle (1998) alongside Eddie Murphy and a made-for-TV movie called Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999). She also starred in Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), but she was not available to do Zenon: The Zequel (2001). However, the Walt Disney Company, which made the Zenon movies, wanted her back to do a pilot for a new Disney TV show called "Absolutely Psychic," in which she would be a supporting character. She impressed them so much that they changed the show's premise to be about her and the show's name was changed to That's So Raven (2003). After the show was a hit she did the made-for-TV movie The Cheetah Girls (2003) and recorded a new album. A movie based on "That's So Raven" may be in the works.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt

Trade Mark (2)

Shouts "Oh, Snap!" in every episode of That's So Raven (2003).
Her scream

Trivia (25)

Graduated from Atlanta's North Springs High School in June 2004.
While a contestant on The Weakest Link (2000) - she couldn't answer what the "P.O." in "P.O. Box" meant, and answered 100, when asked to give half of 1,000.
She plans to attend culinary school
Enjoys all different types of music, from 50 Cent to Avril Lavigne and Björk.
Once shared an apartment in Los Angeles with her friend Lindsay Lohan.
Won the Favorite Female TV Star at the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards.
Daughter of Christopher B. Pearman and Lydia Gaulden.
The city of Winnfield gave her the key to the city and declared December 20, 1989, as Raven-Symoné Day.
At 18, she was rated 2003's 8th hottest teen female star.
She went to Alpharetta's Webb Bridge Middle School.
Has been singing since the age of 4
Left The Cheetah Girls to resume her solo singing career.
As of 2005, the youngest person ever to be signed by MCA records.
The first song by Missy Elliott to be played on the radio was sung by Raven.
Loves to watch South Park (1997).
Performed on Broadway at the age of five.
Was number 84 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
Was ranked #17 in E's 50 Cutest Child Stars All Grown-Up. (2005).
She is African-American.
Campaigned for the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006) but Jennifer Hudson, who went on to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead.
She has two homes, one in L.A., and one in Atlanta, Georgia.
She has 3 pets: Zeus a Conier, Dr. Dolittle a Yorkie, and Czar a Briard.
Is currently filming College Road Trip (2008). [July 2007]
New York, NY, USA: Starring as Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act" in Broadway. [March 2012]
Is in talks for a Cheetah Girls sequel [January 2006]

Salary (1)

That's So Raven (2003) $20,000 per-episode (2002-2003); $35,000 per episode (2003- )

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