Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman-Maday (née Pearman; born December 10, 1985), known professionally as either Raven-Symoné or simply Raven, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, rapper, comedian, television producer, and model. She launched her successful career in 1989 after appearing on The Cosby Show as Olivia and released her debut album, Here's to New Dreams, in 1993. Raven-Symoné appeared in several successful television series, such as Hangin' with Mr. Cooper in the mid to late 1990s. In 2003, she went on to star in the highly successful Disney Channel series That's So Raven, which launched her career to new heights. During her time on That's So Raven, Raven-Symoné released her third studio album, This Is My Time (2004), which went on to become her best-selling solo album to date. She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teen audiences such as The Cheetah Girls, The Cheetah Girls 2 (in which she was the executive producer), and College Road Trip. Raven has also lent her voice to Kim Possible (for the character Monique) and films such as Tinker Bell (for the character Iridessa). She also owns a "how-to" video web site called "Raven-Symoné Presents".
In 2013, she announced via Twitter that she's a lesbian. From 2012 to 2015 she dated actress AzMarie Livingston. She married Miranda Maday, a social media manager, in June of 2020.
- Dr. Dolittle (1998) and Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) as Charisse
- Zenon series (1999 and 2004) as Nebula
- The Princess Diaries 2 (2004) as Princess Asana
- Fat Albert (2004) as Danielle
- The Cheetah Girls (2003) and The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) as Galleria
- College Road Trip (2008) as Melanie Porter
- Disney Fairies franchise (since 2008) as Iridessa
- Revenge of the Bridesmaids (TV movie, 2010) as Abigail Scanlon
- The Cosby Show (1989-1992) as Olivia
- Queen (1993) as Queen, age 4
- Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1993-1997) as Nicole Lee
- Kim Possible (2002-2007) as Monique (voice)
- That's So Raven (2003-2007)
- State of Georgia (2011)
- Empire (2015)
- Blackish (2015-2016)
- The View (2015-2016)
- Raven's Home (2017-present)
- Big City Greens (2018) as Maria Media (voice)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) (2019) as Valkyrie (voice)
- Here's to New Dreams (1993)
- Undeniable (1999)
- This Is My Time (2004)
- Raven-Symoné (2008)
- Big Breast Pride: When she was interviewed by Wendy Williams, at least.
- No Pronunciation Guide: "Symoné" is pronounced with a silent E. Yes, even though there's an accent over it.
- Sassy Black Woman: Fairly common in most of her roles.