Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter, dancer, television producer and talk show host who came into stardom with the television on The Cosby Show (1989) which brought her the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Nine and TV Land Award for Impact Award. She had a breakthrough with the roles in That's So Raven, The Cheetah Girls and This Is My Time. Raven is also successful in her music career with her third studio album This Is My Time (2004) being her best selling solo album to date.
Raven-Symoné was born to Lydia and Christopher Pearmen. As an infant, she worked for Atlanta's Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency and was featured in local print advertisements. At age two, she worked with Ford Models in New York City and appeared in ads for Ritz crackers, Jell-O, Fisher-Price, and Cool Whip.
Raven is fairly quiet about her personal life.