Raven Goodwin is an American actress. She made her debut with the comedy film Lovely and Amazing(2001) for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Next, she also received a Screen actors Guild Awards nomination for her role in the drama film The Station Agent(2003). She headlined the romance film Phat Girlz (2006) and made her shift to television roles starring in the Nickelodeon comedy series Just Jordan (2007–2008).

She made her widespread breakthrough with a leading role in the BET series Being Mary Jane (2013–2019), for which her performance received praise. Keep scrolling to learn more facts, life, and recent updates about the actress Raven Goodwin.

Early Life

Raven was born on June 24 1992 and is currently 30 years old. Her birth name is Raven Shamira Goodwin and her zodiac sign is Cancer. Likewise, she was born in Washington, United States of America. Being born in America, She naturally holds American citizenship. However, regarding her ethnicity and religion, She is of afro American descent and is a believer in the religion Christianity.

Raven wearing striped dress with jeans pants.
Image: Raven posing for a picture Souce:@Raven Goodwin

Likewise, Raven started acting at the age of four that’s why she has played in various school plays. She received a positive reaction from the people around her and from the audience.

Family Background

Although it has been known that the actress was born in the United States of America in Washington the actress has not disclosed any information involving his family matters and her family background. It has been disclosed that she has a sister. But there have been no details or information about her sister.


Regarding the educational background of the actress, she completed schooling at the Lyndon Hill Elementary School in Prince Georges County, Maryland. however, she has not disclosed any information about her further education to the public.

Physical appearance

The actress stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches (63 inches) tall and weighs around 92 kg (205 pounds). Raven has long brunette hair which compliments her shining dark brown eyes with her dark complexion. The actress captures the eyes of the audience with her beautiful smile and kind demeanor.

Career Highlights

Goodwin made her professional debut in the American comedy-drama film ‘Lovely and Amazing’(2001) at the early age of nine as Annie Marks. Her debut movie received many positive reviews from the audience. Followed by this she played in the American comedy-drama ‘The Station Agent’ in the year 2003 which was directed by Tom McCarthy as Cleo. After working in different movies and films the actress started working in different television series and also made guest appearances in various variety shows. Later on, she appeared in the American television sitcom which was created by Linwood Boomer ‘Malcolm in The Middle’.

Likewise, she appeared in the television series ‘Strong Medicine’ which is an American medical drama focusing on feminist politics, health issues, and class conflict. She also appeared in the sitcom television series ‘Every Body Hates Chris‘ as Tanzer and in the comedy film ‘Phat Girls‘ as young Jazmin Biltmore. After starring in different movies and tv series she got a chance to star in the role of the main lead in the Nickelodeon Sitcom series ‘Just Jordan‘. In the series, she played her role as Rangie Cunningham.

After, this she received the main role in another television series ‘Huge’ and ‘Being Mary Jane’ and she played a recurring role as Ivy Wentz in the American Sitcom ‘Goodluck Charlie’. She also appeared in various television series and shows like ‘Meet the browns’ as Rose Watkins, ‘Glee’, ‘SMILF’, ‘Christmas Belles‘, ‘The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel’, and many more.

What is the latest work of the actress?

The latest work of the actress is Our kind of people(2021) which is a Tv series where she plays the role of Josephine. She also starred in the movies Curves(2021) and Single Black female(2022) as the character Monica. Currently, she is working on Lola James(2022) as Babina which is still in the stage of Post Production.

poster of the movie single black female
Image: the poster of the movie Single Black female

What are the achievements of the actress?

Raven started acting at the young age of four so she is one of the most versatile and amazing actresses of this generation. With her talent and outstanding performance in ‘Lovely and Amazing’ she got a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for the best debut performance. Likewise, with her marvelous performance, she captured the hearts of many people in the audience. She was also nominated for her Work in ‘The Station Agent‘. Raven was also nominated for the Phoenix Flim Critics Society Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

What is the Net Worth of the actress?

Although most celebrities don’t reveal their exact net worth to the public the different websites try to figure out the amount of the net worth of the celebrities. The amount of net worth of Raven Goodwin is $500k as of 2022 as estimated by different sources. Her main source of income is her job as an actress.

Is she active on social media?

The actress is active on different social platforms. She is mostly active on Instagram. This is the link to her page, @Raven Goodwin. She is a famous personality and influencer on Instagram as she currently has about 438k followers.

Social media have a lot of influence as a single post can be seen by millions of people online and can garner a lot of attention so most celebrities have their own personal Instagram accounts. Likewise, the actress also realizes this so she is quite active on social media and promotes her upcoming shows for a more successful venture.

Is she in a relationship?

Goodwin is in fact in a relationship and even married to Wiley Battle. Goodwin and Battle first met in October 2016 while filming a TV series and connected at the Morehouse and Spelman College’s joint “Spelhouse” homecoming tailgate.

Raven in her wedding gown
Image: Raven wearing her wedding gown Source:@Raven Goodwin

In 2019, the actress announced her engagement to finance executive Wiley Battle through Instagram which was picked up across various media outlets. In 2020 they even welcomed their baby girl.

Does the actress have children?

Yes the actress of ‘Being Mary Jane’ has a child. She welcomed her baby girl along with her partner Wiley In 2020. Her daughter’s name is Riley Rosa Bell Battle.

She was born on April 15, 2020. Riley’s zodiac sign is Aries. Currently, her daughter is 2 years old. The actress frequently posts pictures with her daughter on different media platforms.

Raven with her husband
Image: Raven with her husband at their wedding Source:@Raven Goodwin

Does she have Pets?

Most celebrities like to have a pet to keep them company. It was revealed that the actress had been raising a pet. She owns a small white dog though she has not disclosed any info on the breed of the dog. There have been no details on the preference of the actress on what kind of breed suits her the most.

Controversies and Rumors

There have been no Controversies or rumors related to the personal and Professional life of the actress. It seems that the actress has a rumor-free personality and does her work without harming any other person. She has a kind demeanor that always attracts people to her which is why she has always garnered positive feedback from many people.

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