Raven Symone Christina Pearman was born on the 10th December 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, R&B and pop singer, songwriter, dancer, chef and television producer. She is best known for her roles as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show and her own show That's So Raven. She is professionally known by her stage names, Raven or Raven-Symone. Also, Raven owns a "how-to" video website, Raven-Symone Presents that doubles as her official web site. As an infant, Raven worked for Atlanta's Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency and was featured in local print advertisements. At age two, she worked with Ford Models, Inc. in New York. She appeared in numerous ads. At age three, she auditioned for the film Ghost Dad. She was considered too young for the role, but was recommended for a part in The Cosby Show and was eventually cast as Olivia in February 1989, staying with the series until it was cancelled in 1992. In 1993, Raven joined the cast of ABC's sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper as Nicole. Recently she has made herself unpopular with producers and financiers by her constantly saying that, "I was born to lead, not follow", a saying that seems to be her life motto and is guaranteed to annoy people. She was on the Forbes money list in 2005, estimated net worth $400 million.