Raven-Symoné Biography (1985-)

The star of The Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, (sometimes credited as Raven) has been on television since she was a toddler. A native of Georgia, she moved to New York as a child and spent three years playing Bill Cosby’s granddaughter on The (1989-92). Since then she has worked in television and feature films, including the TV series Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper (1993-97) and Eddie Murphy’s Dr. Doolittle movies (1998 and 2001). Her sitcom on Disney made her a favorite of pre-teen girls, boosted sales of Raven merchandise and supported her music career. has released three solo albums, Here’s to New Dreams (1993), Undeniable (1999) and This Is My Time (2004), and appeared as one of the family-friendly foursome The Cheetah Girls in a TV movie and its soundtrack (2003).

Her debut album, released when she was 8 years old, included the single “That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of,” written by Missy Elliott.

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