The 33-years-old American actress, Raven-Symone, began her career as a child actress on The Cosby Show and on Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Alongside being an actress, Raven is a singer, songwriter, executive producer, and director.
Raven-Symone Christina Pearman was born on December 10, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S; her parents are Lydia Gaulden (mother) and Christopher Pearman (father). She grew up with a younger brother named Blaize.
Know About Raven-Symone’s Parents
As mentioned, Raven is the older daughter of the adorable couple, Lydia and Christopher. The exact details about their union are still a topic of mystery. Her father, Christopher, is a renowned director and producer who has worked for the miscellaneous crew and music department.
At Raven’s birth, her father was doing PR for the nightclub industry in Atlanta. He was the one who discovered Raven’s abilities and talents. At present, he remains a multifaceted entertainment industry professional and lives in Burbank, California.
Early Life Of Raven-Symone
Raven, as an infant, appeared in Atlanta’s Young Faces Inc Modeling Agency, and she appeared in local print ads. At two, she worked with Ford Models in New York and appeared in advertisements for Ritz crackers, Jell-O, Fisher-Price, and Cool Whip.
At the age of three, Raven auditioned for a role in the Bill Cosby movie Ghost Dad and appeared in the role of Olivia. Raven, as a singer, began her career at the age of seven and signed with MCA Records.
In 2013, she took a short break from acting and joined the Academy of Art University to pursue a fine arts degree, which she completed in 2018.
Openly Lesbian, Raven Symone and AzMarie Livingston
In 2012, Pearman opened up about her sexual orientation via Twitter, and in August 2013, she expressed her joy after more states began to legalize gay marriage. In 2012, Raven began dating AzMarie Livingston, an openly gay model contestant on America’s Next Top Model. The couple moved in together but kept their relationship extremely secret.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in October 2014, Raven acknowledged being in an “amazing, happy relationship” with a woman. In 2015, Symone introduced Livingston as her partner to the public. However, the same year later, she announced her breakup with AzMarie.
Apart from Livingston, Raven had been in a few romantic relationships. She was rumored to be dating her Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett, from 2007 to 2011. Likewise, she dated. So Raven and Raven’s Home co-star Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel from 2003 to 2007. Similarly, she also dated That’s So Raven co-star Orlando Brown in 2003.
Current Relationship Status
Around July 2017, Raven was seen with a mystery girl at a Los Angeles gay bar. According to eyewitnesses, the pair were caught kissing and caressing. Likewise, they also stopped at a drag queen performance in West Hollywood. They looked super happy and could not keep their hands off one another.
However, like Raven’s new partner’s identity, their current romantic relationship is not available. She has kept her new relation extremely private, although making a few public appearances.
Raven Symone’s Net Worth
One of the popular actresses, Raven Symone, has a net worth of $55 million as of 2019, thanks to her profitable career and popularity. The primary source of her income comes from acting, singing, and several stints.
Some unconfirmed media reports state that Raven has a net worth of $400 million, but that is not true. Her show, That’s So Raven, became one of the most successful shows in Disney Channel’s history.
The show’s merchandise alone made $400 million in the year 2006. That’s So Raven’s merchandise included a clothing line, DVD releases, novels, bedroom sets, perfume, three video games, and two soundtracks.
Apart from starring in several hit tv shows, Raven has also starred in some blockbuster movies. Here take a look:
|1994||The Little Rascals||$67.3 million|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||$294.4 million|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||$176.1 million|
|2004||The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement||$134.7 million|
At present, Raven stars on the ABC sitcom, Black-ish and Raven’s Home. She is still active in the entertainment industry, and her earnings and income will increase even more in the coming days.
Journey In Hollywood
Raven starred as “Nicole Lee” on the ABC sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper from 1992 to 1997. In 2003, Raven started her beloved role of “Raven Lydia Baxter” on the Disney channel’s That’s So Raven. The show had 100 episodes, which ran from January 2003 to November 2007.
For the role of Raven Lydia Baxter, she earned 5 NAACP Image Awards, a Young Artist Award, and 2 Kids Choice Awards. Along with that, she voiced the character of “Monique” from Kim Possible(2002-2007). She starred as “Georgia Chamberlain” in The State of Georgia(2011).
In the year 2015, Raven became the co-host of the ABC talk show “The View.” She is a songwriter as well as a recording artist. She signed with MCA Records in 1992. Her debut album came the next year in 1993 with “Here’s to New Dreams.” Around 70,000 copies of the album were sold.
The second album, “Undeniable,” was released in 1999, and the third album, “This Is My Time,” in 2004. Hollywood Records released the third album. It peaked at #51 on the Billboard 200.
Raven’s Personal Achievements
Raven won the Favorite Female TV Star at the 2004 Kids’ Choice Awards. December 20, 1989, was declared as Raven-Symone Day by The City of Winnfield. She was rated at 8th hottest teen female star in 2003.
She was the youngest person ever to be signed by MCA records as of 2005. Raven was numbered 84 in VH1’s The Greatest:100 greatest kids stars(2005).
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