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Raven-Symoné (aka Raven) stars as Raven Baxter, a confident, charismatic and occasionally clairvoyant teen who can see just enough of the future to compel her on comical misadventures to try and change it, in Disney Channel's original hit comedy series That's So Raven. Raven was named producer for the series' fourth season in production now.

Concurrent with her leading role on That's So Raven, she plays the voice of Monique, a recurring role on Disney Channel's animated action/comedy Kim Possible. Raven also headlined in the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls and will film its sequel next year.

Born in Atlanta, Raven-Symoné began her career in the entertainment industry at the age of three. Best known as the adorable Olivia from the long-running hit series The Cosby Show and Nicole in Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, she also appears as Eddie Murphy's rebellious daughter Charisse in Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2.

She began her association with Disney Channel when she starred in the popular Disney Channel Original Movie Zenon and reprised that role in Zenon: Z3. Raven-Symoné can also be seen in Walt Disney Studios' The Princess Diaries 2 and she has the leading role in the Lifetime movie For One Night, premiering next year.

For her work in That's So Raven, she won the prestigious NAACP Image Award in the category Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program for the past two years. She also won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress in 2004 and 2005. That's So Raven was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award in 2005.

The multi-faceted teen is also a recording artist and her third solo album This is My Time was released in 2004 on Hollywood Records. She performs on the gold-certified soundtracks for That's So Raven and the double platinum-soundtrack for The Cheetah Girls which was 2004's #2 selling soundtrack. Raven-Symoné released her first hit single, That's What Little Girls Are Made Of, when she was age five. That same year, she debuted on Broadway with the Boys Choir of Harlem for their 25th Anniversary celebration. She toured with N'Sync to support her second CD, Undeniable.

She is a humanitarian who addresses issues of concern to children. She served as an ambassador for former Secretary of State Colin Powell's Children First program and speaks on behalf of the National Safe Kids Campaign, a program encouraging home safety for families.

Considered a normal kid by entertainment standards, Raven-Symoné lives in Los Angeles, enjoys jet skiing, has a passion for cooking and loves to sketch and paint.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Raven-Symone Facts

Birth NameRaven-Symoné Christina Pearman
OccupationActress, Musician, Model
BirthdayDecember 10, 1985 (38)
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Raven-Symone compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Cheetah Girls 2:When In Spain (2006) tv-movie as Galeria
Fat Albert (2004)
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) as Asana
Zenon Z3 (2004) as Nebula Wade
The Cheetah Girls (2003) tv-movie as Galeria
That's So Raven (2002) tv as Raven Baxter
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) as Charisse Dolittle
Dr. Dolittle (1998) as Charisse Dolittle
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1993) as Nicole Lee
The Cosby Show (1989) as Olivia
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