Raven-Symoné Discusses The View, Association Disorder, Hollywood & Weight Loss on TV One’s ‘UNCENSORED’
The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. The next episode stars acclaimed actress Raven-Symoné.
Raven-Symoné has been modeling and acting since she was a toddler. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia but her family recognized her star power early on and moved to New York City to begin building her brand. Raven first appeared on The Cosby Show at the age of four in 1989. A few years later she joined the second season of Hanging With Mr. Cooper.
During this time she also released her debut album titled Here’s to New Dreams. Her first film role was an appearance in The Little Rascals, followed by Dr. Dolittle in 1998. In 2003, Raven landed her own show, titled “That’s So Raven” on the Disney Channel. The show ran for four seasons. While working with Disney, Raven signed to their record label and released her third album, This Is My Time. She starred in the Disney Channel original movie The Cheetah Girls. The group’s first album was certified double platinum and the group toured internationally.
But Raven’s time in the spotlight proved uneasy. She was growing tired of the only profession she knew and she faced constant bullying about her weight. By the age of 25, Raven was ready to retire. She took a three-year hiatus and returned to the screen in 2015. She became a panelist on the popular daytime talk show, The View.
The next year, she left the show to pursue a reboot of That’s So Raven. The reboot became Raven’s Home. The show has had four seasons with Raven serving as an executive producer. As Raven looks forward in her career, she plans to become a highly requested sitcom director while creating and producing more television shows.