American actress , singer and songwriter Raven-Symone Christina Pearman, popularly known as Raven Symone was born on 10 December 1985 in Atlanta , Georgia (US) but relocated to New York at an early age with her parents. She soon entered show business and began working as a model . At the bare age of 2 she modelled for Cool Whip and Ritz Crackers.in the year 1989 she appeared on the final 2 seasons of the Bill Cosby show portraying the role of Olivia Kendall. She was invited to audition for this role after being seen in the audition for Ghost Dad which has actor Bill Cosby in the lead role.In 1993 she released her hit single “That’s What Girls Are Made Of” from her album “Here’s To New Dreams” which took the 68th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 list and in 1999 she released her album Undeniable. In 2003, she starred in “That’s So Raven” a show by Disney that is one of the most successful shows on Disney to date. She later starred in “The Cheetah Girls” series and its related movies but ultimately left the franchise to focus on her solo singing career. She played the role of Raven till 2007. In 2004 she released her third album titled this is my time which appeared on the 51st position on the Billboard 200 and in 2008 she released her fourth album which took the 159th position on the Billboard 200. She has also sung for Disney albums like the Cheetah Grills, that’s so raven and that’s so raven too and the cheetah girls 2. She has a fortune of $55 million and earned around 35, 000 in 2003 for every episode of that’s so raven. She has topped Loop 21’s list of “10 Richest Black Actresses Under 40” and has portrayed many memorable appearances in movies such as Dr. Dolittle and its sequel, College road Trip, Zenon: girl of the 21st century, Cheetah Girls and its sequel, for one Night and revenge of the bridesmaids.
How Rich? – Net Worth (in Dollars) – $55 million
Height in cm -157 cm
Height in feet – 5.15 feet
Height in Inch – 61.8 inches
Height with Shoes/Heels – 5 feet 2 inch – 5’4″
Weight in kg / lbs (pounds) – 58 kg / 128 lbs
Figure Size (Bust/Breast Size – Waist Size – Hips/Butt Size) -38-28-37 inches
Bra size(Cup) – 34D
Birthdate – 12-10-1985
Age in 2014 – 29
Eye Color – Dark Brown
Shoe Size(US) – 8.5
Above are the most likely body measurements of Raven.
- Raven began her singing career at the age of 4 and performed on Broadway at the age of 5.
- She attended Alpharetta’s Webb Bridge Middle School.
- In 2003 she was voted as the 8th hottest teen star in the category of teens when she was barely 18.
- In 2004 she graduated from Atlanta’s North Springs High School. The same year she was awarded the Favorite Female TV Star at the Kids Choice Award. In 2005 she was signed on by MCA Awards and is the youngest person to be signed by the company.The same year she also earned the 84th rank in the list of vh1’s The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars and the 17th position in E’s 50 Cutest Child Stars All Grown-Up.
- December 20, 1989 has been declared as the Symone Day by the city of Winnfield and the mayor even gave her a key to the city.
- She has 3 pets: a Conier named Zeus, Dr. Dolittle a Yorkie that she named Dr. Dolittle, and a Briard who she lovingly refers to as Czar.
- She is a huge fan of the show South Park and once shared an apartment with Lindsay Lohan in Los Angeles.
- She loves listening to music by 50 cent , Bjork and Avril Lavigne.
- She dreams of becoming a chef aside from acting.
- She also auditioned for the role of Effie White in the movie Dreamgirls but was not selected and instead Jennifer Hudson got to play the role.
- She owns two residential properties one located in L.A. and the other Atlanta. In 2012 she portrayed Deloris Van Cartier in the Broadway show “Sister Act”.
- She also sang the first song composed by Missy Elliott.
Her parents are Christopher B. Pearman and Lydia Gaulden. She previously dated actor Orlando Brown from 2001 to 2003. She then dated female rapper Lil’ J from 2003 till 2006 and was in a long term relationship with actor Jussie Smollett from 2007 till 2011. In 2012 she wrote on Twitter that her sexual orientation and her dating life were no one’s business which fueled speculation that she was a lesbian which was confirmed in August 2013 when she expressed ecstatic joy at the legalization of same sex marriage and that she could do if she wanted to. Her current girlfriend is Azmarie Livingston a fashion model.
There were rumors floating around that Raven’s fortune was around $400 million due to an Ebony Magazine article in 2009 . But it was later reported after verification from multiple reliable sources that she was worth just over $50 million dollars.
Also there were rumors regarding her closeted sexuality because of her clandestine relationships with women. She later came out in 2013 after tweeting about the legalization of gay marriages. In 2012 she had addressed the media saying that her sexuality and her personal dating affairs were her own private business, and it was also rumored that she had moved in with her model girlfriend