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Former Child Star and Now Hot Shot TV Producer Raven Symone

September 30, 2010

For Raven-Symone, the transformation from being a Disney child star to a 20-something actress has taught her one major lesson - how to say no.

Raven, whose full name is Raven-Symone Christina Pearman, started out as a child model but got her break into show business at the age of 3 with an acting role on "The Cosby Show."

Now 24, her list of credits including the lead role in TV sitcom "That's So Raven" which ran on Disney Channel for 2003 until 2007, "The Cheetah Girls" movies, and the 2008 movie "College Road Trip."

But she has also branched out from on-screen acting, releasing four albums with a fifth coming and lending her voice to various animated series including "Kim Possible" and the fairy Iridessa on Disney's direct-to-DVD film series "Tinker Bell." Read More