She was born Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, and when she took over on The Cosby Show (arguably after the shark had been jumped), America had a new sweetheart.
Just look at her!
Following her stint with Dr. Cosby, she hung out with Mr. Cooper before leaving TV to focus on her singing career. After that petered out, she returned to the Disney Channel for a variety of things including, of course, ‘That’s So Raven.’
Lately, she has been a little enigmatic about being so Raven…until she appeared on Oprah and refused to be labeled as anything except “human.”