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Dove Olivia Cameron (born: Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing a dual role as both title characters in the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie. She also starred in the Disney Channel original movies Cloud 9 as Kayla Morgan, and Descendants as Mal, the daughter and only child of Maleficent.

Early life

Cameron was born in Seattle, Washington as Chloe Celeste Hosterman. She is the second and youngest daughter of Philip Alan Hosterman and Bonnie Wallace, who later divorced, and has an older sister, Claire Hosterman. She grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington. When she was a child, she attended Sakai Intermediate School. At the age of eight, she began acting in community theater at Bainbridge Performing Arts. When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she sang in Burbank High School's National Championship Show Choir.

Cameron is part French and is a fluent speaker of the language, having spent many years of her life growing up in France. She has stated she was bullied through her entire school experience, starting in fifth grade, through the end of high school. Regardless of the pressure at school and fitting in, she stayed focused on her dreams of becoming successful in entertainment: "I became very passionate about [becoming an actress and singer]. I fully immersed myself." Her father died in 2011 when she was 15 years old.

Career

In 2012, Cameron was cast in a new Disney Channel original series entitled Bits and Pieces as Alanna. Shortly after filming the pilot, Bits and Pieces was retooled into Liv and Maddie and saw Cameron starring in the dual lead role of Liv and Maddie Rooney. The preview of the series began showing on July 19, 2013. The show premiered on September 15, 2013. On January 13, 2014, Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode second season slated to premiere in Fall 2014. The second season was later expanded to 24 episodes. The first season ended on July 27, 2014, and the second season began on September 21, 2014. The pilot episode gained 5.8 million viewers, which was the most-watched in total viewers in two-and-a-half years – since November 7, 2010 (Shake It Up!). On August 27, 2013 Cameron released a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons as a promotional single. Her cover peaked on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart at seventeen, spending three weeks on the chart.On October 15, 2013 "Better In Stereo" was released as a single under Walt Disney Records. "Better In Stereo" made its debut on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart at twenty-one before peaking at number one, becoming Cameron's first number one hit.

In February 2014, Cameron confirmed reports that recording had begun for her debut studio album. However, there has been no official announcement whether it will be recorded with a record label or independently. Dove's next single "Count Me In" was released on June 3, 2014. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Kids Digital Songs chart.

Cameron also played a major role in her first non-Disney film Barely Lethal, theatrically released by A24 Films in 2015.

In 2015 Cameron and Ryan McCartan started a band called "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher". In October 2015 they released their first music video for the song "Written in the Stars", In January 2016 they released their next single Glowing In The Dark and Make You Stay followed on June 17th. Make you Stay video was exclusively released with People Magazine June 14th, 2016.

Personal Life

Cameron began dating actor and singer Ryan McCartan in 2013. They announced their engagement on April 14, 2016, but called it off in October 2016. Now she is dating her Descendants 2 co-star, Thomas Doherty.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Shameless Holly Herkimer
  • "A Beautiful Mess" (Season 2, Episode 4)
  • "Father's Day" (Season 2, Episode 5)
2012 The Mentalist Charlotte Anne Jane "Devil's Cherry" (Season 5, Episode 2)
2013 Malibu Country Sienna "Push Comes to Shove" (Season 1, Episode 8)
2013–2017 Liv and Maddie Liv Rooney / Maddie Rooney Lead role(s)
2014 Cloud 9 Kayla Morgan Television film
2015 Austin & Ally Bobbie "Duos & Deception" (Season 4, Episode 6)[21]
2015 Barely Lethal Liz Larson Main role
2015 Descendants Mal, daughter of Maleficent Main role
2015 R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls Beth Television film
2015 Descendants: Wicked World Mal Voice role
2016 Hairspray Live! Amber Von Tussle NBC special
2016 Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6 Gwen Stacy/Police officer/Spider-Gwen Episode: "Return to the Spider-verse Part Four"
2017 Descendants 2 Mal Post production

Discography

Soundtrack albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak

chart
positions

US

[22]

US

OST

Liv and Maddie: Music from the TV Series *Released: August 17, 2015


  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
180 11
Descendants Soundtrack *Released: July 31, 2015


  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
1 1

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart

positions

Album
US

[22]

FRA

[23]

"Rotten to the Core"

(with Cameron BoyceBooboo Stewart and Sofia Carson)

2015 38 Descendants
"If Only" 94 186

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Better in Stereo" 2013 Disney Channel Play It Loud
"On Top of the World"
"Cloud 9"

(with Luke Benward)

2014
"Count Me In" Liv and Maddie: Music from the TV Series
"You, Me and the Beat"
"Genie In A Bottle" 2016 Non-album single

Other appearances

Title Year Album
"Future Sounds Like Us" 2013 Shake It Up: I <3 Dance
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" Disney Holidays Unwrapped

Accolades

Year Association Category Work Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Female Breakout Star Liv and Maddie Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Liv and Maddie Nominated


Trivia

  • Her fan mail address is:
    Dove Cameron
    Abrams Artists Agency L.A,
    9200 Sunset Blvd
    11th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    USA
  • Dove plays Liv and Maddie.
  • Dove was Just in Hairspray live Dec 7, 2016.

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