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Raven-Symoné

Raven-Symoné, December 11, 2010
Personal information
Birth nameRaven-Symoné Christina Pearman
Also known asRaven
GenresR&B, hip hop, pop
OccupationActress, singer-songwriter, dancer, television producer, model, musician
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1989 present
LabelsMCA, Crash, RayBlaze, Hollywood, Universal Motown
Associated actsThe Cheetah Girls

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Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (born December 10, 1985), known professionally as Raven-Symoné, or simply Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, dancer, television producer and model. Symoné launched her successful career in 1989 after appearing in The Cosby Show as Olivia. 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. The next album, Undeniable, was released on May 4, 1999.

Symoné appeared in several successful television series, such as The Cosby Show and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 2003, Symoné went on to star in the highly successful Disney Channel series, That's So Raven in which Symoné starred as Raven Baxter, a psychic teenager who tried her best to keep her psychic powers a secret. Symoné starred in the series from 2003 until 2007. During her time on That's So Raven, Symoné released her third studio album, This is My Time (2004) which was Symoné's best selling solo album to date, charting at number 51 on the Billboard 200. After a year of the end of That's So Raven, she released her fourth studio album, Raven-Symoné (2008). The album was a major failure by not repeating the success of the previous album, charting 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), all soundtracks sold a combined 4.1 million copies in the U.S. alone and all made a huge success in the Billboard 200, including a soundtrack in the Top 5 chart. As of April 2008, Symoné solo career has sold 314,000 albums in the United States.

She 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. Raven-Symoné also owns a "how-to" video website, Raven-Symoné Presents. Since June 2011, Symoné has starred in the 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.


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