Navia Robinson is a young American Emmy Award-nominated actress, who started pursuing a career in performing arts when she was five years old. She’s perhaps best known for her appearance in the sitcom “Raven’s Home.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Navia Ziraili Robinson was born in Marietta, Georgia, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 4 May 2005, which makes her 18 years old as of 2023. Her parents are Jeffrey Robinson and Lisa Butler-Robinson who is of Northern British roots. She has two older brothers named Gianni and Maz Robinson. Robinson began expressing an interest in acting at a very young age, and honed her skills in various workshops and acting schools in Los Angeles, California, and Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2011, Navia attended her first national talent competition, “Shine for Christ,” in Orlando, Florida. In the event, the young entertainer made it to the top 10 in the categories of fashion, acting, singing troupe, and solo singing. Moreover, she was named the Top Child Overall Model, and her success saw her hired by Generation Model Management, which is based in New York.

Navia studied at the Marietta-based Shallowford Falls Elementary School, and later attended Johnson Ferry Christian Academy, which is also situated in Marietta.

Hobbies and Interests

Navia is a huge supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.

She is physically active and enjoys dancing and swimming. She also works out regularly and follows a healthy diet to maintain her slim figure.

Navia is an animal lover, who’s very good at horseback riding.

She is also a huge fan of photography.

Career

In 2014, Robinson made her TV debut with the role of D’Asia in the BET TV drama series “Being Mary Jane.” She appeared in 10 episodes during her one-year stint in the show, which starred the likes of Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks and Gabrielle Union. In January 2016, Navia’s talent caught the attention of Nick Minaj, who was looking for an actor to portray her young version in the pilot of the upcoming single-camera comedy series “Nicki.” The show revolves around the immigration of Minaj’s family from Trinidad and Tobago, and her childhood in Queens. The production started in January 2016 but Nicki Minaj announced in October 2016 that the shooting was postponed.

2017 saw Navia cast to guest star in an episode of the acclaimed supernatural teen drama “The Vampire Diaries.” In the same year, she landed the main role of Rossie in the British TV drama series “Free Rein,” which is about a Los Angeles teenager who begins bonding with an unusual horse after touring her mom’s childhood home in England during the summer. She appeared in 20 episodes in 2017 and 2018 and shared the screen with Jaylen Barron, Manpreet Bambra, and Freddy Carter.

Between 2017 and 2021, Navia starred as Nia Baxter-Carter in 81 episodes of the Disney Channel sitcom “Raven’s Home.” The series is about a single mom, Raven Baxter (portrayed by Raven-Symoné) who raises her kids together with her friend Chelsea Daniel (Annelise van der Pol). Things take a weird turn when Baxter’s son begins to show psychic abilities. Navia was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a Children’s Program for her praised portrayal of Nia Baxter. Concurrently, she assumed supporting roles in a few other series and TV specials and her next notable role (voice) was in the computer-animated children’s TV series “The Rocketeer” in 2019 and 2020.

Recently in 2023, Navia starred as Carrie Kelley in 13 episodes of The CW superhero TV series “Gotham Knights.” Some of her co-stars included Olivia Rose Keegan, Anna Lore, Fallon Smythe and Misha Collins. Navia will lend her voice in several episodes of “Dora the Explorer,” which follows the adventures of a young Hispanic girl, Dora, and her red boot-wearing monkey, Boots.

Navia has posed for various well-known fashion houses in the US, and has also appeared in national ads for various notable companies, including In Touch Ministries, AT&T, Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Synovus Bank, among others. In 2015, Robinson participated in Disney’s 14-day boot camp in Los Angeles, California. The young actress has also appeared as a guest in various TV specials and talk shows, including “Holiday Unwrapped: A Disney Channel Music Event,” “Celebrity Page,” and “The Real.”

Social Media Presence

Robinson has a million followers on Instagram (@naviarobinson) – she is fond of posting photos of her family on the platform and in 2018 one of her mom, and captioned it with a heart-warming message during Mother’s Day. Navia is also active on Twitter (@NaviaZRobinson) with around 18,000 followers – she joined the platform in August 2015 and follows several celebrities including Cody Ko, Molly Jackson and Nicole Dubus, plus Robinson also has at least 10,000 followers on Facebook.

Robinson has a self-titled YouTube channel, which has around 22,000 subscribers as of July 2023. She launched the channel in July 2018, and her videos have garnered close to 400,000 views. She discusses a wide array of topics on her channel, including mental health issues and movie reviews. Some of her most viewed videos include “BABY!!| Navia Robinson | 6-year-old,” which has 57,000 views, “How I GOT MY ROLE ON DISNEY ‘S RAVENS HOME! | Nia,” which has 33,000 views, and “Free Rein | 12 neighs of Christmas |,” which has been viewed 25,000 times.

Personal Life

Robinson is currently single and seemingly focused on her blossoming acting career. She’s good friends with her “Raven’s Home” co-star, Skylar ‘Sky’ Katz, who was also born in 2005. The Long Island, New York, native was a rapper before she began her acting career, and has revealed that her role model is rapper and singer-songwriter, Nicki Minaj.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Robinson is of Afro-American roots and has a pair of dark brown eyes and long black hair. She is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall, weighs around 95lbs (43kgs), and her vital statistics are 30-23-35. The young actress wears shoe size 5(US).

Net Worth

Navia is one of the most promising young starlets in Hollywood who’s accumulated a good net worth from her acting career; she also earns from partnerships and advertisements. She is worth approximately $800,000 as of 2023, and is seemingly leading a lavish lifestyle.

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