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Also Known As: Raven-Symon Christina Pearman, Raven, Raven Symone, Raven-Symone Died:
Born: December 10, 1985 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor, model

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Raven-Symoné successfully transitioned from a precocious child actor to a multi-talented entertainer, all without succumbing to the pitfalls of fame. Early in her career, Symoné worked with comedy legend Bill Cosby on his long-running and beloved family series "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992). Plucked from relative obscurity, Symoné matched wits and bantered with Cosby, soon winning the hearts of millions of viewers as one of America's funniest kids. She parlayed her fame into acting in feature films such as "Dr. Dolittle" (1998) with Eddie Murphy and "College Road Trip" (2008) with Martin Lawrence. Yet it was Symoné's starring role on the Disney Channel series "That's So Raven" (2003-07) as a fun-loving and wacky teenager who possessed psychic abilities that turned her into a teen icon. The series became a long-running franchise for Disney, and also paved the way for shows like "Hannah Montana" (Disney Channel, 2006-2011) and its breakout star Miley Cyrus. Through her work, Symoné also taught millions of young viewers to embrace their body type and promoted positive self-esteem. Years after "That's So Raven" went off the air, Symoné continued to entertain, all while maintaining the cheerful and...

Raven-Symoné successfully transitioned from a precocious child actor to a multi-talented entertainer, all without succumbing to the pitfalls of fame. Early in her career, Symoné worked with comedy legend Bill Cosby on his long-running and beloved family series "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992). Plucked from relative obscurity, Symoné matched wits and bantered with Cosby, soon winning the hearts of millions of viewers as one of America's funniest kids. She parlayed her fame into acting in feature films such as "Dr. Dolittle" (1998) with Eddie Murphy and "College Road Trip" (2008) with Martin Lawrence. Yet it was Symoné's starring role on the Disney Channel series "That's So Raven" (2003-07) as a fun-loving and wacky teenager who possessed psychic abilities that turned her into a teen icon. The series became a long-running franchise for Disney, and also paved the way for shows like "Hannah Montana" (Disney Channel, 2006-2011) and its breakout star Miley Cyrus. Through her work, Symoné also taught millions of young viewers to embrace their body type and promoted positive self-esteem. Years after "That's So Raven" went off the air, Symoné continued to entertain, all while maintaining the cheerful and inspirational qualities that made her one of Hollywood's most memorable child stars.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Good Hair (2009)
3.
 Tinker Bell (2008)
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 For One Night (2006)
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 Everyone's Hero (2006)
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 Fat Albert (2004) Voice
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Began working for Atlanta's Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency as an infant
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At age two, worked with Ford Models, Inc. in New York City
1989:
TV acting debut as Olivia, the step-daughter to Lisa Bonet's character in "The Cosby Show" (NBC)
1993:
TV mini-series debut in "Queen" (CBS) as the younger version of Haley Berry's character
1993:
Joined the cast of the ABC sitcom, "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" as Nicole, the cousin of Mark Curry's character
1993:
Released debut album, <i>Here's to New Dreams</i>
1998:
Co-starred in the family comedy "Doctor Dolittle"
1999:
Released second album, <i>Undeniable</i>
1999:
Starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century"
2002:
Voiced Monique in the Disney Channel animation series "Kim Possible"
2003:
Cast as a teenager with psychic powers, in the Disney Channel Original Series "That's So Raven"; produced the final season
2003:
Starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "The Cheetah Girls"; movie spawned a soundtrack
2004:
Released third album <i>This Is My Time</i>
2004:
Voiced Danielle in the big screeen adaptation of Bill Cosby's famed cartoon, "Fat Albert"
2006:
Reprised her role (also produced) in "The Cheetah Girls 2" a sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie
2008:
Co-starred with Martin Lawrence in the father/daughter comedy, "College Road Trip"
2008:
Released self-titled fourth album
2010:
Co-starred with Joanna Garcia in the ABC Family movie "Revenge of the Bridesmaids"
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Education

North Springs High School: Atlanta , Georgia -

Notes

"I don't mind if I go down the same path as Hilary [Duff]. How much did her movie make? How many albums did she sell? She's the girl right now. But I am going to be the next Raven." - Raven Symone Entertainment Weekly October 17, 2003

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father:
Christopher Pearman.
mother:
Monica Pearman.

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