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Actress Raven-Symoné set to guest star in live Disney TV special

As the only person in her family who did not finish college, the actress decided to enroll in the Academy of Art University in San Francisco during a break from the industry.

Although she says her graduation date is years away, she is using her newfound knowledge to enhance her career now. “I was using language that I hadn’t used before, and I felt like these adults in these positions respected me a little bit more,” she said.

After her time pursuing other opportunities in the entertainment industry, including a stint as one of the co-hosts on “The View,” Raven-Symoné returned to Disney in July 2017 with her new sitcom, “Raven’s Home.”

“I wanted to create content that would be enjoyable for families that I could thrive from, and coming back to Disney has opened so many doors outside of acting that I’m happy that I did come back because I’m growing who I am as a human and not just as a brand,” she said.

Returning to the Disney Channel also has enabled Raven-Symoné to travel the world with her brother and provided her with the opportunity to star in Friday’s night’s “Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE!” special.

Based on her acting experiences, she has this advice for anyone interested in entering the industry: “Get a good lawyer. Read all of your contracts and understand your worth. … Understand it and you’ll be fine.”

“Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE!” airs Friday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. (PST) and 9 p.m. (EST).

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