Date of Birth : Dec 10th 1985
An American actress, R&B and pop singer, songwriter, dancer, chef, and television producer, best known for her roles as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show and her own show That’s So Raven as Raven Baxter. She is best and professionally known by her stage name as Raven, though also known as Raven-Symoné. Despite the spelling of the second part of her name, she prounounces “Symoné” as though the acute accent were not there. She is the current owner of Thats So Productions. Also, Raven owns a “how-to” video website, Raven-Symoné Presents, that being her official site.
As an infant, Raven worked for Atlanta’s Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency and was featured in local print advertisements. At age two, she worked with Ford Models, Inc. in New York City and appeared in ads for Ritz crackers, Jell-O, Fisher-Price, and Cool Whip. At age three, she auditioned for the film Ghost Dad. She was considered too young for the role, but was recommended for a part in The Cosby Show and was eventually cast as Olivia in February 1989. In 1993, she joined the cast of ABC’s sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper as Nicole, the daughter of Mark Curry’s character Mark Cooper’s cousin.
Raven went on to have roles in 1998 Dr. Dolittle (film) and 1999 Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. In between her acting roles, Raven attended the North Springs High School, an Arts and Science high school in Sandy Springs, Georgia, where she graduated in 2005.
In 2003, Raven began her role as Raven Baxter, a teenager with psychic abilities, in the Disney Channel Original Series That’s So Raven; it became Disney Channel’s highest-rated and longest-running series and spawned successful product spinoffs, including soundtracks (featuring songs by Raven), episode DVDs, and video games. In 2005, the show was nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Children’s Program.” In 2003, Raven was featured on The Cheetah Girls and its popular soundtrack.