Actress Raven Goodwin to ABC Family's “HUGE”

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Actress Raven Goodwin joins the cast of ABC Family’s, “HUGE” as Becca. "Huge," ABC Family's new original scripted series is set to premiere on Monday, June 28 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

The show focuses on seven teens from different backgrounds attending a weight loss camp as they embark on their individual journeys of self discovery.

Raven, who’s featured in the April 12th, 2010 issue of People Magazine, can currently be seen as Ivy on Disney’s “Good luck Charlie”. The former Just Jordon co-star who played Tangie is no stranger to TV or film. This starlet has portrayed a younger Oprah on 30 Rock, a younger version of the Oscar award-winning actress, Monique in “Phat Girlz”, Tangie in Everybody hates Chris, as well as Vivica Fox’s daughter on “All of Us’. You can even check out the versatile actress as the quick-witted daughter to “LaTanya Richardson, (wife of Samuel L. Jackson) in the feature Indie film, “All About Us,” alongside Boris Kodjoe.

Raven says of being blessed with winning the role, “I’m quite overjoyed on many levels. As a young actress working in an industry where image and weight matters, and even the thin are weight conscious, I’m glad to see a show willing to start a true dialogue about this.” Raven adds, “I’m also ecstatic that ABC took on this topic in a dignified manner, given the norm that similar shows about weight struggles tend to go the ‘reality route’.

Raven made her feature film debut alongside Dermot Mulroney, Emily Mortimer, Brenda Blethyn, Catherine Keener, and Jake Gyllenhaal, in Nicole Holofcener's independent comedy drama Lovely & Amazing, as precocious adopted daughter Annie Marks. Raven received rave reviews as well as a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. She also appeared on The late Night show with Conan O’brien recognizing her amazing talent.

In 2003, she was seen in Tom McCarthy's independent comedy drama “The Station Agent” where she was nominated along with the cast for the screen actors guild award for Best Ensemble. In addition, she was also one of the hosts for Nickelodeon’s Pre Kid’s Choice Awards. She is also active in the community and is a spokesperson for the Saving Our Children Foundation, which helps low-income and at-risk youth. In addition, Raven was selected to be the celebrity spokesperson for the D.C. Youth Advisory Counselor for the District of Columbia.

About Raven Goodwin

Raven is an intelligent, independent, professional actress who continues to work and succeed in one of the toughest industries. She was handpicked by the producer to play a precocious young genie (Princess Gingi) in the short film, My Genie. An aspiring rapper, Raven has written several songs and is currently producing her debut CD. You can learn about actress Raven Goodwin at http://www.ravengoodwinonline.com .

About ABC Family

Part of the Disney-ABC-TV Group, ABC Family, in over 95 million homes, features original movies, series and specials reflecting today’s families and entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today’s relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a mix of quality acquired series and theatricals as well as original movies and scripted dramas.

For further information, or interview request please contact:

Jessica Manicko
Sheba Media Group Publicist
http://shebamedia.com
45 Broadstreet Suite 306
Brooklyn, NY 11202
(718)-249-4955 - office

For additional information on the show "Huge", please contact:
Amy Maloney
ABC Family Media Relations
(818) 973-4138 - office

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