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Raven-Symoné in 2019
Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman

(1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 38)
Other namesRaven
Alma mater Academy of Art University ( AA)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active1989–present
Miranda Maday
( m. 2020)
Musical career
Origin New York City, U.S.

Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman-Maday [5] [6] ( /sɪˈmn/ [7] or /sɪˈmn/, [8] née Pearman; born December 10, 1985), [9] also known mononymously as Raven, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She has received several accolades, including five NAACP Image Awards, two Kids' Choice Awards, three Young Artist Awards, and four Emmy Award nominations. In 2012, she was included on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Child Stars of All Time". [10]

Raven-Symoné began her career as a child actress, appearing as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show (1989–1992) and Nicole Lee on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1993–1997), both of which earned her a number of awards and nominations. When she was 15 years old, she landed the role of Raven Baxter on the Disney Channel television series That's So Raven (2003–2007), for which she was nominated for numerous accolades. Her film credits include Dr. Dolittle (1998), its sequel Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), The Princess Diaries 2 (2004), and College Road Trip (2008), which were all box office successes. Her television film credits include Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999), its second sequel Zenon: Z3 (2004), The Cheetah Girls (2003), its sequel The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), For One Night (2006), and Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010). Raven-Symoné has also lent her voice to the animated series Kim Possible for the character Monique, and films such as Tinker Bell (2008). Raven-Symoné has reprised her role as Raven Baxter on Raven's Home (2017–present), for which she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming.

In music, Raven-Symoné released her debut studio album at the age of seven, Here's to New Dreams (1993), which saw the moderate commercial success of the single " That's What Little Girls Are Made Of". [11] Her subsequent studio albums, Undeniable (1999), This Is My Time (2004), and Raven-Symoné (2008) saw some commercial success on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She also contributed vocals to several soundtracks from her Disney projects, including The Cheetah Girls (2003), That's So Raven (2004), That's So Raven Too! (2006), and The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), several of which were certified platinum and gold. She was also a co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View from 2015 to 2016. She hosted and executive produced the pilot of the 2021 reality show What Not to Design, [12] but as of May 2023 it has not been ordered to series. [13]

Early life

Raven-Symoné was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (née Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. [9] [14] She had a younger brother, Blaize who passed away in November of 2023. [9] As an infant, she worked for Atlanta's Young Faces Inc. modelling agency and was featured in local print advertisements. At the age of two, she worked with Ford Models in New York City and appeared in ads for Ritz crackers, Jell-O, Fisher-Price, and Cool Whip. At age three, she moved with her family to Ossining, New York, where she attended Park School. [15] [16]


1989–2002: Early work

In 1989, Raven-Symoné auditioned for a role in the Bill Cosby movie, Ghost Dad. [17] [18] At the age of three, she was considered too young for the role, but Cosby liked her so much that he found a role for her on his show, The Cosby Show, as his step-granddaughter Olivia. She made her debut in the premiere episode of the show's sixth season and remained until the series finale in 1992. She then appeared as the younger version of Halle Berry's starring character, a headstrong biracial enslaved woman, in the TV movie Alex Haley's Queen, based on the book Queen: The Story of an American Family written by Alex Haley.

In 1993, one year after The Cosby Show ended, Raven-Symoné landed the role of Nicole Lee on the show Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. She made her debut in the first episode of the show's second season and remained until the series finale in 1997. In 1994, during her time on the show Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, she had her first film role in The Little Rascals, playing Stymie's girlfriend. The Little Rascals earned $67.3 million worldwide during its theatrical run. In 1998, she was cast in the Eddie Murphy comedy Dr. Dolittle, as Charisse Dolittle, the oldest daughter of Murphy's character. Dr. Dolittle earned $294.5 million worldwide during its theatrical run. In 1999, she appeared in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century as Nebula, her first production under Disney. In 2001, she reprised the role of Charisse Dolittle in the sequel Eddie Murphy comedy Dr. Dolittle 2. Dr. Dolittle 2 earned $176.1 million worldwide during its theatrical run. In the same year, she participated in two episodes of the comedy series, My Wife and Kids as Charmaine, Claire's pregnant friend, her first production under ABC.

2003–2007: Breakthrough with Disney

In 2001, Raven-Symoné auditioned for a role on an upcoming series for the Disney Channel titled Absolutely Psychic, about a teenager with psychic abilities. [19] She actually auditioned for the recurring role of Chelsea Daniels, but her role was changed to the lead character Raven Baxter and the series name changed to That's So Raven. The series debuted on January 17, 2003 and ended on November 10, 2007, becoming responsible for many firsts for Disney Channel including becoming the channel's highest-rated and longest-running series at 100 episodes (until it was surpassed by Wizards of Waverly Place in October 2011). The title character draws on her talent, ingenuity, psychic powers, and a variety of disguises to get in and out of amusing adolescent and pre-adolescent situations. It spawned a franchise including soundtracks, dolls, episode DVDs, and video games. That's So Raven was nominated for Outstanding Children's Program during the 2005 and 2007 Emmy Awards. That's So Raven, was the first Disney Channel series to have four seasons and 100 episodes. Merchandise has earned to date $400 million. [20] The show also launched the channel's first spin-off series, Cory in the House.

In 2002, Raven-Symoné was given the voice role of Monique on Kim Possible as the best friend of Kim Possible. She had a recurring role, as she was featured in all seasons of the show, and participated in the two films for the series, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) and Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005). In 2003, she starred as lead singer Galleria Garibaldi in The Cheetah Girls, a Disney Channel Original Movie about four city girls who dream of becoming superstars. The film was the channel's first musical and was the basis for another franchise, including dolls, video games, and platinum-selling soundtracks. The film also starred Adrienne Bailon as Chanel Simmons, Sabrina Bryan as Dorinda Thomas, and Kiely Williams as Aquanette Walker. The film was directed by Oz Scott, and produced by Grammy-winner Whitney Houston. It attracted more than 6.5 million viewers opening night, making it (at the time) Disney Channel's most-watched movie and highest-rated Disney Channel broadcast of 2003. The film soundtrack, The Cheetah Girls, debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard Top 200 and is certified for Double Platinum sales by the RIAA for sales of 2 million copies. It was the second-best-selling soundtrack of 2004, behind Shrek.

Symoné performing at the Disson Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular in 2008

In 2004, during her time on the show That's So Raven, she provided the voice of Danielle in the movie Fat Albert. It had a moderate performance at the box office, earning $48,551,322 worldwide during its theatrical run. She made an appearance in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement as Princess Asana, during which she sang a duet with Julie Andrews. It was her first film with Walt Disney Pictures and it earned $134.7 million worldwide during its theatrical run. In the Disney Channel Original Movie, Zenon: Z3, Raven-Symoné reprised her role as Nebula Wade. It had over 1.3 million viewers the night it premiered. The same year, after the unexpected success of the film and its soundtrack, a TV show based on The Cheetah Girls was pitched to the ABC network. It was never picked up as a series due to Raven-Symoné not being able to be in two series at the same time. [21]

In 2006, she starred in the drama For One Night, which was based on a true story. Its premiere was on February 6, 2006, with the station Lifetime Movie Network. She portrayed the role of Briana McCallister, inspired by the true story of a black teenager who shook up a small town where high school proms had been racially segregated for decades. During this time, she also disengaged from the Disney Channel. In the same year, she continued her role in The Cheetah Girls 2, The film was directed by Kenny Ortega and produced by Grammy-winner Whitney Houston. She served as executive producer of the film. [22] The film brought in more than 8 million viewers opening night, making it (at the time) Disney Channel's most-watched movie and highest-rated Disney Channel program of the year 2006. She starred in the Disney Channel Crossover Episode That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana alongside Miley Cyrus, Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse. Later that year, she provided her voice for Marti Brewster in Everyone's Hero, which was distributed by 20th Century Fox, and released theatrically on September 15, 2006. Everyone's Hero had a moderate performance at the box office, earning only $16 million worldwide during its theatrical run, but the film was not released in several major countries.

2008–2011: Leading film roles

In 2008, The Cheetah Girls: One World began production. However, Raven-Symoné did not return for the final film in The Cheetah Girls series. While "catfights" and "territorial issues" were initially stated to be the reason, [23] [24] Symoné revealed that she did not appear in the third film due to feeling "excluded" and "ostracized" on the set of the second film, likely due to the fact that the three other girls had spent so much time together after being put together in the real-life Cheetah Girls recording group. [25]

Symoné at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in 2010

In 2008, she starred in her first leading role in the comedy College Road Trip. The film surrounds Melanie Porter, a 17-year-old college-bound girl who is eagerly looking forward to her first big step towards independence, as she plans a girls-only road trip to check out prospective universities. But when her overbearing police chief father ( Martin Lawrence) insists on escorting her instead in hopes to sway her decision, she soon finds her dream trip has turned into a nightmare adventure full of comical misfortune and turmoil. In its opening weekend, the film grossed approximately $14 million in 2,706 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking as the No. 2 film at box office. It went on to gross more than $60 million worldwide. [26] From 2008 to 2014, she provided the voice of the character Iridessa, the light-fairy, as a part of the Disney Fairies franchise and direct-to-DVD Tinker Bell film series. She appeared in Chris Rock's 2009 documentary Good Hair.

In 2010, Raven-Symoné starred alongside Joanna Garcia in an ABC Family film titled Revenge of the Bridesmaids. The film chronicles two childhood friends who attempt to thwart the wedding of a no-good, money-hungry ex-friend by going undercover as bridesmaids so that true love can prevail. The film garnered 2.5 million viewers on its premiere, making it the number 1 movie on basic cable , and ranked among the Top 5 programs in its time period in Total Viewers that week. [27]

She also made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance alongside Demi Lovato. She portrayed the character Amber Algoode, the president of Chad Dylan Cooper's fan club. She was a guest performer, along with pianist Chau-Giang Thi-Nguyen, and jazz trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval, for the December 9th performance of Debbie Allen's new dance-theater piece, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Proceeds from the performance, as well as from its run from December 10–11, benefited the children of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. [28]7

In 2011, Raven-Symoné starred in her first television series in four years as the main character of ABC Family's multi-camera comedy pilot State of Georgia. The project, from ABC Studios, centers on her character named Georgia, an exuberant and curvy performer from the south who is trying to make it big as an actress in New York City. The pilot was written by author Jennifer Weiner ( In Her Shoes) and Jeff Greenstein ( Desperate Housewives). The series premiered in June 2011. [29] The season concluded August 17, 2011, with twelve episodes, and ABC Family cancelled the show on September 16, 2011.

2012–present: Broadway debut and television focus

On January 31, 2012, it was confirmed that the actress would be in the Broadway musical Sister Act as Deloris van Cartier, marking her Broadway debut in a lead role. [30] [31] [32] Her run started on March 27, 2012. Her contracted final performance coincided with the closure of the show on Broadway on August 26, 2012. [33]

In 2013, she filmed a cameo in See Dad Run alongside former Hanging With Mr. Cooper co-star Mark Curry. In early 2014, she began filming Loose, an independent film co-starring Meagan Good, in Mississippi. [34] In February 2015, the first of her appearances was revealed to be a guest appearance on the new Fox series Empire. [35] [36] She also appeared in 2 episodes of the Disney Channel Original Series K.C. Undercover in which she portrayed the character of Simone Devereaux, making this her first appearance on Disney Channel since her guest appearance in Sonny With a Chance back in 2010. [37] [38] [39]

Also in 2015, she began a guest starring role as Rhonda Johnson, the sister of Anthony Anderson's character Andre, on the ABC comedy series Black-ish. In June 2015, she starred in the independent film titled A Girl Like Grace, alongside Meagan Good, Garcelle Beauvais, and Romeo Miller. [40]

A That's So Raven spin-off was announced by Raven-Symoné in 2016, along with her departure from The View. [41] [42] [43] The spinoff was revealed to be titled Raven's Home in April 2017, and premiered on July 21, 2017. [44] The series has been renewed for four additional seasons; for her performance, she earned a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award. [45] In addition to acting on the show, she's an executive producer. [46] [47]

On November 6, 2019, Raven-Symoné competed in season two of The Masked Singer as "Black Widow". [48]

Other ventures


In 1992, Raven-Symoné began her singing career at the age of seven, when she signed with MCA Records. She spent that year and the next taking vocal lessons from Missy Elliott. Her debut album, Here's to New Dreams, was released on June 22, 1993, which spawned two singles: " That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" and " Raven Is the Flavor". "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" reached No. 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album, however, was not successful, and, due to low sales, she was dropped from MCA Records in 1995. The album sold over 73,000 copies in the US. [49]

In 1996, Raven-Symoné and her father founded RayBlaze Records, in which she signed a distribution deal with Crash Records for her second album Undeniable, which was released in May 1999. The album sold over 2,000 in US. [49] The album yielded one single: a cover of Stevie Wonder's " With a Child's Heart". To support the album Undeniable, she went on tour as the opening act for fellow Jive artist 'N Sync's "The 'N Sync Tour" in 1998/1999. [50]

In 2003, she recorded the classic Stevie Wonder song " Superstition" as the main theme for the film The Haunted Mansion. She signed a deal with Hollywood Records, a Disney-owned label.

Symoné performing on the Raven-Symoné Live Tour in 2008

The following year, she released a five-track EP with Hollywood Records on January 1, 2004 [51] [52] containing the songs “Backflip", "Bump", "Overloved", "What Is Love?", and "Mystify". [53] Released to promote the full-length album, the EP was only available in select stores and is now very rare. On September 21, 2004, she released her third studio album, This Is My Time, which included the single " Backflip". It received heavy rotation on Disney Channel and premiered on BET via an Access Granted special. This Is My Time debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number fifty-one on the official Billboard 200. [54] It had moderately successful first week sales of 19,000 copies (best debut in the chart to date), making it Raven-Symoné's first album to enter the charts in the United States. It was in the top 100 for thirteen weeks, selling about 235,000 copies up to February 2, 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [49] The four songs from the album were incorporated into soundtracks from Disney films: The Lion King 1½ (" Grazing in the Grass"); The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement ("This Is My Time"); Ice Princess ("Bump"); and Go Figure ("Life Is Beautiful"). In the same year, she also recorded music for That's So Raven's first original television soundtrack. The soundtrack debuted and peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard 200 and is now certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies. [55]

After the success of her third album, This Is My Time (2004), Crash Records sold their rights to the material on Undeniable to TMG Records, who in cooperation with RayBlaize and her then-current label Hollywood Records, re-released it on October 31, 2006, as From Then Until. [56] The re-release included the music video for "With A Child's Heart" as well as some behind-the-scenes footage and live performances. [56] The album sold over 8,000 in US. [49] In support of her third studio album and the That's So Raven Too! soundtrack, which was the second soundtrack album from the series, Raven-Symoné embarked on her first headlining tour. The "This Is My Time Tour" kicked off on May 19, 2006, in Richmond, VA and concluded on October 21, 2006, in Columbia, SC. [57]

Symoné recorded music for That's So Raven Too!'s second original television soundtrack. The soundtrack debuted and peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard 200, selling about 200,000 copies up to April 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album contains five new songs written and sung by Raven, includes the single, Some Call It Magic, friendship songs like Friends with Anneliese van der Pol, as well as collaborations with Orlando Brown for "Little by Little" and Kyle Massey for "Let's Stick Together". [55] The Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and is certified for Platinum sales by the RIAA for sales of 1.3 million copies. This soundtrack contained three unreleased songs their soils and seven other songs as part of the group The Cheetah Girls.

Her fourth studio album, Raven-Symoné, was released on April 29, 2008. [58] The album features production by Sean Garrett ( Beyoncé), The JAM ( Leona Lewis), Knightwritaz, and The Clutch ( Timbaland, Ciara). The only single released from this album was " Double Dutch Bus", a cover of Frankie Smith's 1981 funk track. The single was released to radio on February 9, while the video was released on February 18, 2008. The album debuted at No. 159 on Billboard's Top 200. To promote the album, she planned to headline her first all-arena tour, "The Pajama Party Tour," in Spring 2008, but, due to what promoters call "unforeseen difficulties," the tour was postponed until further notice. [59] During her 2008 Summer tour, it was officially announced that after completing her two-CD deal with Hollywood Records, she would not renew her contract with the label.

Symoné with singer Lindee Link in 2010

In late 2009, Raven-Symoné announced that she would return to the studio to record her next album. [60] She said that the album will be "R&B, most definitely.....with an alternative base for the lyrics". She said, "It's good to go out there and spread your wings and find new talent and work with people you haven't worked with before. I'd love to find the next Timbaland or the next someone who's coming up and no one really knows yet. At the same time, I'd love to work with the Clutch and the JAM again". [61]

In January 2011, she told to that she has been working on her fifth album. [62] Da Beat Kadetz (formerly known as The TriGz) may be working on the project, [63] with Manny Streetz (from Da Beat Kadetz) as executive producer. [64] Raven revealed to Billboard that she would like to work with Sean Garrett again and that it will be R&B with an "alternative base for lyrics". [65] In an interview with in March 2012, she confirmed that she has no plans to release a new album, saying that she "couldn't quite get it together" and that the music she had been working on "wasn't going to be something sellable." [66] She added that the album "might come later in life when I'm able to say what I need to say." [66]

In May 2016, she released two new tracks via online streaming, "Sarafina" and "Cruise Control". [67] It was the first time in eight years she released new music since her self-titled project in 2008. [68]

Raven-Symoné released the single "Spacetruck" and the extended play InfraSounds under her mononym, Raven (stylized in all caps), in April 2020. [69] [70] She is set to release a studio album titled The Reintroduction. [71]

The View

In June 2015, Raven-Symoné joined the ABC daytime talk show The View on a permanent basis after she guest hosted the show multiple times earlier in the year. [72] On October 27, 2016, she announced she would leave The View before the end of 2016 to focus on executive producing and starring on Raven's Home. [41] [42] [43]

Personal life

In August 2013, Raven-Symoné commented on the legalization of same-sex marriage, stating that she was "excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage" and that it was "great to know [she] can now, should [she] wish to." [73] In an October 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey, she explained her rejection of labeling herself and of identifying as either African-American or gay, specifying that she was an "American" and a "human who loves humans." [74] She was named Grand Marshal of the 2016 Montreal Pride Parade. [75]

Raven-Symoné was in a relationship with model and actress AzMarie Livingston from 2012 to 2015. [76] [77] In June 2020, she married social media manager Miranda Maday. [78]

In 2013, she briefly retired from acting and enrolled at Academy of Art University to pursue an associate degree in fine arts, which she completed in 2016. [79] She came out of retirement in 2015 as a co-host of The View. [80] [81] In the 2016 presidential election, she endorsed Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. [82]

In July 2023, Raven-Symoné claimed to be psychic. [83]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Rockin' Through the Decades Herself Documentary
1994 The Little Rascals Stymie's Girlfriend
1998 Dr. Dolittle Charisse Dolittle
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Princess Asana
Fat Albert Danielle Voice role
2006 Everyone's Hero Marti Brewster
2008 College Road Trip Melanie "Mel" Porter Also executive producer
Tinker Bell Iridessa Voice role
2009 Good Hair Herself Documentary
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Iridessa Voice role
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
2012 Secret of the Wings
2014 The Pirate Fairy
2015 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
A Girl Like Grace Mary
2017 Animal Crackers Binkley Voice role
2020 Mighty Oak Taylor Lazlo


Year Title Role Notes
1989–92 The Cosby Show Olivia Kendall Main role ( season 6–8)
1989 A Different World Episode: "Forever Hold Your Peace"
1990 The Earth Day Special Television special
The Muppets at Walt Disney World Little Girl Television film
1990–91 Sesame Street 2 episodes
1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Claudia Episode: "Vying for Attention"
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Young Queen Television miniseries
Blindsided Singer Television film
1993–97 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Nicole Lee Main role ( season 2–5)
1994 Kidsongs Herself Episode: "Katie's Little Lie"
1995–00 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Goldilocks Voice role; episode: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
Zoe / Olivia Voice role; episode: "The Princess and the Pauper"
1995 Bill Nye the Science Guy Herself Episode: "Human Transportation"
1997 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Episode: "Piledriver"
1999 Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Nebula Wade Television film
2001 My Wife and Kids Charmaine Episode: "Mom's Away: Part 1 & 2"
The Proud Family Angel Stephanie Voice role; episode: "Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
2002 The Cosby Show: A Look Back Herself Television special [84]
2002–07 Kim Possible Monique Main voice role
2003–07 That's So Raven Raven Baxter Lead role; also producer (season 4)
2003 The Cheetah Girls Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi Television film
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Monique Voice role; television film
Star Search Herself Episode: "The One with Star of That’s So Raven, Raven-Symoné"
2004 Zenon: Z3 Nebula Wade Television film
Fillmore! Alexandria Quarry Voice role; episode: "Field Trip of the Just"
Maryanne Greene Voice role; episode: "Code Name: Electric Haircut"
2005 Higglytown Heroes Playground Monitor Voice role; episode: "Meet Eubie's Cousin"
Kim Possible: So the Drama Monique Voice role; television film
Dear Santa Herself Television film
2006 For One Night Brianna McCallister
The Cheetah Girls 2 Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi Television film; also co-executive producer
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"
Phenomenon Herself Episode: "Two"
2008 American Dad! Katie / Wife Voice role; episodes: "Stanny Slickers II", "Office Spaceman"
2008, 2020 Celebrity Family Feud Herself 2 episodes
2010 Sonny with a Chance Amber Algoode Episode: "That's So Sonny"
Revenge of the Bridesmaids Abigail "Abby" Scanlan Television film [85]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Herself Episode: "Boys Hope/Girls Hope"
The Mo'Nique Show Episode: "Episode 116"
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Iridessa Voice role; television film
RuPaul's Drag U Herself Episode: "Looking for a New Job"
State of Georgia Georgia Chamberlain Lead role
Rocco's Dinner Party Herself Episode: "Bangers 'N Cash"
PrankStars Episode: "Adventures in Dogsitting"
2012–16 The View Co-host
2013 See Dad Run Whitney Gibbons Episode: "See Dad Run a Fever"
Pixie Hollow Bake Off Iridessa Voice role; television film
2014 Zoe Saldana Presents My Hero Herself Episode: "Raven-Symoné"
Oprah: Where Are They Now? Episode: "Raven-Symoné Opens up About Her Sexuality, Jackie Evancho, Maurice Benard"
Just Keke Episode: "How I Lost 260 Pounds"
2015 Empire Olivia Lyon Episodes: "Out, Damned Spot" and "Sins of the Father"
K.C. Undercover Simone Devereaux Episode: "Runaway Robot: Part 1 & 2"
The Real Herself Episode: "Raven-Symoné / Amy & Jeff Hammond"
2015–20 Black-ish Rhonda Johnson Recurring role, 7 episodes
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Herself Episode: "All Star Talent Show Extravaganza"
Nashville Episode: "It's Sure Gonna Hurt"
The Jim Gaffigan Show Episode: "The Trial"
It Got Better Episode: "...Featuring Raven-Symoné"
Hollywood Game Night Episode: "Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night"
2017 Master of None Episode: "Buona Notte"
2017, 2018 Animals. Nurse Episodes: "Humans" and "So You Think You Won't Treason!?"
2017, 2020 Celebrity Page Herself Guest, 2 episodes
2017–present Raven's Home Raven Baxter Lead role; also executive producer, directed 16 episodes
2018 Drunk History Nichelle Nichols Episode: "Game Changers"
2018–present Big City Greens Maria Media Recurring voice role, 7 episodes
2019 Drop the Mic Herself Episode: " Ron Funches vs. Raven-Symoné / Joey Fatone vs. Joey McIntyre"
Guardians of the Galaxy Valkyrie Voice role; episodes: "Paranoid", "The Real Me"
Just Roll with It Betsy Hagg Episode: "You Decide LIVE!"
The Masked Singer Herself (as Black Widow) Contestant ( season 2)
Holidays Unwrapped: A Disney Channel Music Event Herself Host; television special
Disney Hall of Villains Television special
Funny You Should Ask 9 episodes
2019–21 25 Words or Less Herself Guest; 32 episodes
2020 The Bold Type Alice Knight Recurring role (season 4)
Visible: Out on Television Herself Documentary miniseries
The Disney Family Singalong Television special
Celebrity Watch Party Main participant
To Tell the Truth Episode: " Mario Cantone, Raven-Symoné, Rita Moreno, Deon Cole"
Bunk'd Raven Baxter Episode: "Raven About Bunk’d: Part 2"; directed "I Won't Let You Clown"
Ever After with Jaleel White Herself Episode: "Raven-Symoné"
Holiday Wars Host [86]
Earth to Ned Episode: "The Ned-aissance"
Disney Holiday Magic Quest Host; television special
2020–2021 Celebrity Game Face 2 episodes
2020–2021 Sydney to the Max N/A Directed 3 episodes
2021 What Not To Design Herself Host; also creator and executive producer
2022 Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Episode: #210
2022 A Black Lady Sketch Show Ali Episode: Peaches and Eggplants For Errbody



Awards and nominations

Symoné's accolades include five NAACP Image Awards, two Kids' Choice Awards, three Young Artist Awards, one Children’s and Family Emmy Award nomination, and three Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

See also


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