Birth Name: Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 10, 1985
Raven-Symoné, also known as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, executive producer, and director. Her roles include the films The Little Rascals, Dr. Dolittle, and its sequel; The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Fat Albert, College Road Trip, and Mighty Oak, television’s The Cosby Show, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, That’s So Raven, The Cheetah Girls, For One Night, and Raven’s Home, and as a co-host on The View.
She is the daughter of Lydia and Christopher Pearman. Her parents are both black. She was raised partly in Ossining, New York. Raven-Symoné is married to Miranda Maday.
Raven-Symoné’s paternal grandfather is the son of Oscar Cicero Pearman, Sr. and Vera Clyde Jones.
Raven-Symoné’s maternal grandfather was Julius Herbert Gaulden (the son of James Andra “Jim” Gaulden and Johnnie Lee Simpkins). Julius was born in Louisiana. Jim was the son of Andrew Gaulden and Mary Ann Colloin/Collins.
Raven-Symoné’s maternal grandmother is named Louise Moss. Louise was born in Louisiana.
Sources: Genealogy of Raven-Symoné – http://www.geni.com
Article about Raven-Symoné’s family – http://files.usgwarchives.net