Raven Goodwin’s Wiki: Age, Weight Loss, Husband, Amber Riley

March 21, 2024
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Raven Goodwin attends Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party presented by Max Mara and Lancome with additional support from Crustacean Beverly Hills, Johnnie Walker, Stella Artois and Cambria at Crustacean Beverly Hills on March 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Women in Film)

Who is Raven Goodwin? What is her age?

Born Raven Tyshanna Goodwin under the sign of Cancer on 24 June 1992, in Washington DC USA, Raven Goodwin is a 30-year old award-nominated African-American actress and soundtrack performer of Christian beliefs. She is probably best known around the world thanks to appearing in dozens of Hollywood films and TV series, more recently in “Snatched” in 2017. She has had a multitude of successes over the duration of her frequently remunerative acting career since 1996.


Early life: A performer’s DNA

Raven was raised apparently an only child in Maryland, by parents who were evidently supportive of her early interests in the entertainment industry, having funded her acting and dancing classes. She became a regular at the Evangel Cathedral in Mitchellville, plus taking ballet, jazz and tap-dancing lessons as a youth program member. She was also an avid outdoorswoman in early elementary school, having spent time camping with the Elks Camp Burrett in Maryland, and Oak Crest Day Camp in New Jersey. Goodwin attended Lyndon Hill Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Maryland, from where she matriculated in 2010. Thanks to her enviable reading proficiency, she had spent some time on the school’s morning news team. Having become an established actress before it was time for college, she never enrolled into one.


Career: The wonderchild

At merely four years old, Raven was employed as a young professional at the Linda Townsend Management talent agency, where her first paid appearances included the cover of the “Value Book Early Childhood Education” magazine, as well as print advertisements and various commercials, for companies such as United Way, Spelling B, Baltimore Aquarium, Potomac Mills Hall and School Lunches. Her first but uncredited camera performances (of unspecified characters) bolstered the pilot episode of “The Contender,” and a few episodes of “The Corner,” released in 2000.

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Raven’s official onscreen debut hit the cinemas in 2001, when she played Annie Marks in Nicole Holofcener’s romantic comedy drama entitled “Lovely & Amazing” – a role she was cast in the age of eight. She then took a year-long break, then in 2003, appeared as Cleo opposite renowned Peter Dinklage in Tom McCarthy’s comedy drama entitled “The Station Agent,” which is considered her most significant credit to date. 2004 saw Raven in a recurring role in three episodes of “Malcolm in the Middle,” marking her official and credited TV series debut. In 2005 she only appeared as Tara in the episode of the drama TV series “Strong Medicine” entitled “Infectious Love.”


On the road of fame

2006 is when Raven’s career truly began to take-off, appearing in four titles – two TV series and two films, among which was a guest performance of Tangee in the at-the-time hit show “Everybody Hates Chris,” opposite Terry Crews, and as Jazmin Age 13 in the comedy film entitled “Phat Girlz.” In 2007 she found a more consistent TV presence, starring initially as DJ in “All About Us,” and then as Tangie Cunningham in Alison Taylor’s comedy TV series entitled “Just Jordan,” in which she stayed for 30 of 34 episodes, through 2008. She had another three roles that year, notably that of Pam in an episode of “30 Rock.”

Goodwin took a break in 2009, but returned in 2010 as Rose in an episode of “Meet the Browns,” as well as one of the lead female roles – Rebecca Huffstatter – in all 10 episodes of the sitcom entitled “Huge.” However, her most important portrayal that year was as Ivy Wentz in 34 episodes “Good Luck Charlie,” through 2014. Concurrently, in 2013 Raven started playing Niecy in “Being Mary Jane,” in which she remained for 35 episodes through 2019 – her longest TV series presence.

The most recent three years

Goodwin entered 2020 strongly, and put four titles under her belt, most notably voicing JG in Janet Hubert’s animated TV film entitled “JG and the BC Kids,” while two other titles are short films. In 2021, she was seen in two more projects, markedly playing Josephine in an episode of “Our Kind of People.” Most recently, in August 2022, Raven has already been seen as Monica in “Single Black Female,” and remains to grace the screen as Babina in Nicola Peltz Beckham’s drama entitled “Lola James,” which is still in post-production, and marks her 32nd credited role.


Love life: Who is her husband?

Raven’s only known partner has been Wiley Battle – a finance manager and entrepreneur. They started dating in 2016, when,having previously met on set, they attended a Spelman College “Spelhouse” home-coming tailgate party, and began a relationship. Their engagement was announced in 2019, and in 2020 they had a daughter named Riley Rosa Bell. They married in a lavish but private ceremony on 29 October 2021, at Celestia Grand Villas in Santorini, Greece. They live in Los Angeles; there hasn’t been any controversy related to them.

Mystery uncovered: Are Raven Goodwin and Amber Riley the same person?

Some people may mistake actresses Raven Goodwin and Amber Riley for one another, due to their similar appearance and character performance, but they’re actually different people, but as it turns out, very good friends. They are dubbed ‘industry twins,’ as even websites such as IMDB.com tend to mix up the two. Amber Riley stated ‘So we took a picture years ago, we went to Essence Festival, and literally manifested doing this, doing a movie together. Thousands of comments and likes are under that picture of us saying like, come on, Hollywood, put us in a movie together already.’ They ultimately did get to perform together, in “Single Black Female,” which cleared up the confusion for most fans.


Body measurements and weight loss

As of mid-2022, Raven Goodwin is 5ft 3ins (160cms) tall, weighs around 200lbs (90kgs), with vital statistics of 47-43-45She has dark brown hair and eyes. She got started on a diet at the beginning of 2020, and has since been losing weight somewhat steadily.

What is Raven Goodwin’s net worth?

Raven’s total accumulated wealth in August 2022 seems to be more than $500,000, according to some of the most reputable sources. She has earned this amount thanks to a consistent presence in Hollywood, stacking titles on her resume year after year since her 2001 debut.

Martha Clifford

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