Raven is a southern girl. Her hometown is Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Archive)
Her full name is Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman. (Photo: Archive)
She’s worked her entire life. Raven started modeling when she was just a baby with the Atlanta’s Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency. (Photo: Archive)
Her first film was The Little Rascals. (Photo: Archive)
Raven was only 4 years old when she joined the cast of The Cosby Show in 1989. (Photo: Archive)
Her role on the show, Bill Cosby’s step-granddaughter Olivia, was created specifically for Raven so that she could be part of the series. (Photo: Archive)
At age 7, Raven released her first album Here’s to New Dreams, in the summer of 1993. (Photo: Archive)
Her first job with Disney was in the movie Zenon: The Girl of the 21st Century, alongside actress Kirsten Storms (Photo: Archive)
The producers of Disney were so happy with her performance in Zenon that they asked her to audition for their new project, a show on a psychic teenager. (Photo: Archive)
From 2003 to 2007, Raven starred in one of Disney Channel’s most successful shows, That’s So Raven, for four seasons. (Photo: Archive)
From 2002 to 2007, Raven lent her voice to the character of Monique in the animated series Kim Possible. (Photo: Archive)
The soundtracks of the films The Cheetah Girls, and The Cheetah Girls 2, which she starred, sold a total of 4.1 million copies in the United States alone. (Photo: Archive)
In 2011, Raven starred in the sit-com State of Georgia. (Photo: Archive)
In 2013, she briefly retired from acting and enrolled in the Academy of Art University to pursue a degree in fine arts. (Photo: Archive)
From 2015 to 2016, Raven joined The View as one of the hostesses. (Photo: Archive)
Raven will be back in the new Disney series Raven’s Home, which premieres tomorrow in Disney Channel. (Photo: Archive)
At 31, Raven Symoné is already a veteran of the entertainment industry. From her beginnings on the small screen in the late 80’s, to her psychic tee stage, to her days as a television host, Raven’s captivating personality stole the hearts of millions form all around the world.
After a brief retirement from television, the iconic Disney girl returns to her alma mater with the
spin-off of the classic That’s So Raven show, Raven’s Home, which premieres tomorrow in Disney Channel.
Celebrating the return of one of our favorite childhood stars, these are 16 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the one and only Raven Symoné.