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Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (born December 10, 1985) is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, dancer, and television producer. She portrayed Simone Deveraux in K.C. Undercover.

Life and career

She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall. She released her debut album, Here's to New Dreams in 1993; the single, "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" charted number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The next album, Undeniable, was released on May 4, 1999.

Raven-Symoné 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, even though she told Eddie and Chelsea Ophelia Daniels. 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. 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.

Raven-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) and 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.

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World Little Girl TV movie
Rockin' Through the Decades Herself Documentary
1994 The Little Rascals Stymie's Girlfriend
1998 Dr. Dolittle Charisse Dollitle
1999 Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Nebula Wade Television film
Nominated — YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Charisse Dolittle Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
Nominated — Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Movie Star
Zenon: The Zequel Nebula Wade
2003 The Cheetah Girls Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actress: Television
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Monique Voice, television film
2004 Zenon: Z3 Nebula Wade Television film
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Princess Asada
Fat Albert Danielle Voice
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Monique Voice, television film
Nominated — BET Comedy Award for Best Performance in an Animated Theatrical Film
2006 For One Night Brianna McCallister Television film
The Cheetah Girls 2 Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie, also executive producer
Everyone's Hero Marti Brewster Voice
2008 College Road Trip Melanie "Mel" Porter
Tinker Bell Iridessa Voice, direct-to-video
2009 Good Hair Herself Documentary
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Iridessa Voice, direct-to-video
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Revenge of the Bridesmaids Abigail "Abby" Scanlan Television film
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Iridessa Voice, television film
2012 Secret of the Wings Voice, direct-to-video
2014 The Pirate Fairy
2015 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
2016 Animal Crackers Binkley Voice
Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1989–1992 The Cosby Show Olivia Kendall 64 episodes
Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Nine (1991)
TV Land Award for Impact Award (shared with the cast of The Cosby Show)
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Nine (1990)
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Ten
1989 A Different World Episode: "Forever Hold Your Peace"
1990 The Earth Day Special
1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Claudia Episode: "Vying for Attention"
1993–1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Nicole Lee Main role; 79 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Youth Comedienne
1995 Happily Ever After Goldilocks/Olivia/Zoe Voice, 2 episodes
Bill Nye the Science Guy Herself Episode: "Human Transportation"
2001 My Wife and Kids Charmaine Episode: "Mom's Away"
The Proud Family Stephanie Episode: Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
2002–2007 Kim Possible Monique Voice, 27 episodes
2003–2007 That's So Raven Raven Baxter Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
100 episodes, also executive producer (22 episodes)
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special) (2004–2008)
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Television Actress (2004–2005)
Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a TV Series
Nominated — Black Entertainment Television>BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2004–2005)
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominated — Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy
Nominated — Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Television Actress (2007–2008)
Nominated — NAMIC Vision Award for Best Comedic Performance (2004–2005)
Nominated — NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance – Comedy
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy (2004–2006)
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actress in a TV Series: Comedy or Drama
2004 Fillmore! Maryanne Greene/Alexandria Quarry 2 episodes
2005 Higglytown Heroes Playground Monitor Voice, episode: "Wayne's Ripping Adventure"
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Raven Baxter Episode: "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana"
2007 Cory in the House Episode: "That's So in the House"
2008 American Dad! Katie/Wife 2 episodes
2010 Sonny with a Chance Amber Algoode Episode: "That's So Sonny"
2011 State of Georgia Georgia Chamberlain Lead role; 12 episodes
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female
2013 See Dad Run Whitney Gibbons Episode: "See Dad Run a Fever"
2015 K.C. Undercover Simone Deveraux Episode: "Runaway Robot"

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