Raven Symone, also known as Raven-Symone Christina Pearman is an American actress and singer who starred in Disney’s “That’s So Raven” (2003-2007), “The Cheetah Girls” (2003) and a lot more. Her acting credits also include the Broadway musical “Sister Act” where she played as Deloris van Cartier. She has transitioned from a child actor (on “The Cosby Show”) to more mature roles on television, film and stage.
Aside from being a singer/actress Raven Symone is also a comedian, songwriter, rapper, producer, model, dancer and a TV personality. She has released 4 studio albums and a couple of music videos.
How Much Is Raven Symone Worth?
Raven Symone began building her net worth at the age of 2 when she appeared in ads for Fisher-Price, Ritz Crackers, Jell-O, Cool Whip to name some. After appearing in advertisements for popular brands she was casted for a popular TV series, “The Cosby Show” (1984-1992) where she played Olivia Kendall the step-granddaughter of Dr. Cliff Huxtable (played by Cosby), on the show from 1989 to 1992. She won a Young Artist Award for her performance and her success led to various acting roles.
As of 2019, the total estimated net worth of Raven Symone is $55 Million which she has accumulated through her career in acting. Most notable projects that gave her net worth a big boost would be the theatrical movie “Dr. Dolittle” – 1998 (and it’s sequel – 2001), TV series like “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” (1993-1997), “Kim Possible” (2002-2007) and “That’s So Raven” (2003-2007).
Raven Symone was born on December 10, 1985 in Atlanta Georgia. Her parents are Lydia and Christopher Pearman and she has a younger brother named Blaize. They moved to New York at the age of three where she attended Park School. She also attended North Springs High School in Atlanta and studied fine arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
She began working as a toddler, as a model, she appeared in advertisements and eventually auditioned for a role in a TV series. After being rejected from a role in the film “Ghost Dad” (1990) for being “too young”, she was invited to join the cast of “The Cosby Show” where she made her television debut on the sixth season of the show.
After “The Cosby Show” finished its run, Raven Symone tried out a singing career. She was the youngest person to ever sign with MCA records. She then went back to acting and starred as Nicole Lee on the ABC sitcom “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” (1992-1997).
She appeared in various television projects and films like “The Little Rascals” (1994), “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” (1995), “Dr. Dolittle” (1998), “Zeon: Girl of the 21st Century” (1999), “Dr. Dolittle 2” (2001), “College Road Trip” (2008), starred in Disney’s “That’s So Raven” (2003) “The Cheetah Girls” (2003) and “The Cheetah Girls 2” (2006), which showcased her singing talents which led to her signing with Disney’s Hollywood Records and her 2004 album “This Is My Time.” Raven Symone also became a co-host of the ABC talk show “The View” in 2015.
Disney Teen Queen
Raven Symone became a major asset to the Disney brand, after appearing in a Disney movie “Zeon: Girl of the 21st Century” (1999) for a supporting role, the network was impressed in her performance and was asked to audition for a lead role in a new Disney series. The audition was successful and she became the star of the “That’s So Raven” TV series. The show had a good review after the premiere and continued to have high ratings.
After that she played a supporting role alongside actress Anne Hathaway in the Disney movie “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” (2004). She also starred in the made-for-TV films “The Cheetah Girls” (2003) and “The Cheetah Girls 2” (2006).