Raven-Symoné had been acting since she was a toddler, before rising to fame as Olivia Kendall on "The Cosby Show." Since then, her career's been anything but unsuccessful. She starred on shows such as "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "That's So Raven," and has been a co-host for the controversial talk show "The View" since 2012.
But, every star's road to fame has to start somewhere, and Symoné's seems to be with this 1988 audition tape the actress shared on Twitter Monday (Dec. 7). Based on Symoné's caption, this appears to be her first-ever audition tape, which is "how it all began." In the short video, Symoné introduces herself, explains her name is "like a bird" and spells her name like she's a Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. Oh, and did we mention she's only three years old?
Her pint-sized cuteness is almost too much to handle. It's a no-brainer why audiences fell in love with her back in the late '80s, and have continued to love her to this day — even after she's gotten in trouble with some of her remarks said on "The View."
Also sharing the video on Instagram, Symoné repeated her caption from Twitter but also added the hashtag #RS30th, which presumably means Raven-Symoné is about to turn 30 years old. Her birthday is Dec. 10, 1985 (which she adorably stated in her audition tape.)
To me, sharing this video demonstrates that Symoné hasn't forgotten where she comes from, even though she probably can't remember a time when she wasn't in the public eye. Fans took to Twitter to share their approval and support for the soon-to-be 30-year-old actress.
Happy (Early) Birthday, Raven! We foresee it being anything but nasty.