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Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman-Maday (née Pearman; born December 10, 1985), also known mononymously as Raven, portrayed Raven Baxter in That's So Raven and currently portrays her in Raven's Home.

Life and Career

Raven appeared in several successful television series, such as The Cosby Show and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From 2003 to 2007, she starred in the Disney Channel series, That's So Raven in which she played Raven Baxter, a psychic teenager who tried her best to keep her psychic powers a secret. During her time on That's So Raven, Raven-Symoné released her third studio album, This is My Time (2004) which was her best selling solo album to date, charting at number 51 on the Billboard 200.[6] A year after the end of That's So Raven, she released her fourth studio album, Raven-Symoné (2008). The album peaked 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). The soundtracks sold a combined 4.1 million copies in the U.S. alone. As of April 2008, Raven-Symoné has sold 314,000 albums in the United States.

Symoné 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. In 2011, Symoné starred in the short-lived 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. In 2012, Symoné ranked number nine on VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars Of All Time" list.[1]

In 2015, Raven-Symoné joined the cast of the new hit primetime drama Empire in the recurring role of Olivia, the vengeful ex-wife of one of the main characters. She stars alongside Terrence Howard, Malik Yoba, and Taraji P. Henson. In June 2015, she joined the ABC panel show The View, after a period of guest-hosting. She also guest starred on K.C. Undercover in the special "Runaway Robot".

In June 2020, Raven married her life partner, Miranda Maday.  

Filmography (TV)

Year Title Role Type Notes
1989–92 The Cosby Show Olivia Kendall TV Sitcom 63 episodes
1989 A Different World Olivia Kendall TV Sitcom Episode: "Forever Hold Your Peace"
1990 The Earth Day Special TV special
The Muppets at Walt Disney World Little Girl TV film
1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Claudia TV Sitcom Episode: "Vying for Attention"
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Young Queen TV Miniseries
Xuxa Herself Television series Guest
1993–97 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Nicole Lee TV Sitcom Main role; 79 episodes
1994 The Kidsongs Television Show Herself Guest Rapper 1 episode
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Goldilocks/Olivia/Zoe Voice 2 episodes
Bill Nye the Science Guy Herself Educational television series Episode: "Human Transportation"
1997 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Herself Animated television parody talk show Episode: Piledriver
1999 Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Nebula Wade DCOM Series/Made for TV Film
2001 My Wife and Kids Charmaine TV Sitcom Episode: "Mom's Away"
The Proud Family Stephanie Animated Series Episode: "Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
2002 The Cosby Show: A Look Back Herself TV documentary A retrospective special, looking back on the television series.
2002–07 Kim Possible Monique Voice, animated television series 27 episodes
Express Yourself Herself Interstitial series
2003–07 That's So Raven Raven Baxter Family Sitcom Lead role 100 episodes, also executive producer (22 episodes)
2003 The Cheetah Girls Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi DCOM Main role
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Monique DCOM Voice
2004 Zenon: Z3 Nebula Wade DCOM
Fillmore! Maryanne Greene/Alexandria Quarry Voice Animated Series 2 episodes
2005 Higglytown Heroes Playground Monitor Voice Animated Series episode: "Wayne's Ripping Adventure"
Kim Possible: So the Drama Monique DCOM Voice
2006 For One Night Brianna McCallister TV film
The Cheetah Girls 2 Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi DCOM Main role, also executive producer
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Raven Baxter Family sitcom Episode: "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana"
Cory in the House Family Sitcom Episode: "That's So in the House"
2008 American Dad! Katie/Wife Voice, animated sitcom 2 episodes
2010 Sonny with a Chance Amber Algoode Family Sitcom Episode: "That's So Sonny"
Revenge of the Bridesmaids Abigail "Abby" Scanlan TV film A 2010 ABC Family Original Movie
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Iridessa Voice, animated television film
State of Georgia Georgia Chamberlain Sitcom Lead Role
Rupaul's Drag U Guest Judge Reality TV Episode: "Looking for a New Job"
2013 See Dad Run Whitney Gibbons Sitcom Episode: "See Dad Run a Fever"
2015 Empire Olivia Lyon TV Drama 2 episodes
K.C. Undercover Simone Devereaux Family Sitcom 2 episodes
2015–16 The View Herself Television series talk show Co-host (appeared as a guest multiple times before)
2015–2022 Black-ish Rhonda Johnson TV Sitcom 4 episodes
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Guest Judge Reality TV Episode: "All Star Talent Show"
Nashville Herself TV Drama Episode: "It's Sure Gonna Hurt"
2017–2018 Animals Nurse Animated Comedy Series 2 Episodes
2017–present Raven's Home Raven Baxter Family Sitcom Lead role; Spin-off of That's So Raven
2017 Master of None Herself Episode: "Buona Notte"
2018 Drunk History Nichelle Nichols TV Comedy series Episode: "Game Changers"
2018 Big City Greens Maria Media Animated TV Series Episode: "Breaking News/Cyberbullies"
2019 Just Roll With It Betsy Hagg Family Sitcom Guest role, Episode: "Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE!"
2019 The Masked Singer Herself as "The Black Widow" Celebrity Singing Competition Finished 10th out of 16 Contestants
2019 Holidays Unwrapped Herself Disney Channel Holiday Special Featuring the casts of Raven's Home, Bunk'd, Big City Greens, and Kylie Cantrall


  • Raven makes her directorial debut in the Season 3 episode, Sorry to Father You.
  • Cosby Show kid who starred as psychic Raven Baxter in That's So Raven and released the Hot 100 single "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" in 1993. She also starred in the 2003 TV movie The Cheetah Girls. She was an infant model. By age two, she was signed by Ford Models and became the face of campaigns for Ritz crackers, Jell-O, and others.
  • She recorded songs on the 2003 RIAA-certified double-platinum album The Cheetah Girls as well as the 2004 RIAA-certified gold album That's So Raven.
  • Her parents are named Lydia and Christopher B. Pearman.
  • She announced that she was gay and in a relationship with AzMarie Livingston in 2012. The couple split in 2015.
  • She sang Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" as the main theme for the 2003 film The Haunted Mansion.
  • Interestingly, she and Anneliese van der Pol both guest-starred with Zendaya, albeit separately.
  • Raven guest stars in  "Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE!" a special live Halloween 2019 episode of Just Roll With It.
  • Raven appeared as "The Black Widow" in the second season of The Masked Singer. During production, she broke her left wrist which required surgery to repair.
    • During production of the last 3 episodes for Season 3, Raven broke her arm and is seen with a cast.


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