Dove Cameron

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Dove Cameron
Born Chloe Celeste Hosterman
(1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 19)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2012–present

Dove Olivia Cameron[1] (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996)[2][3] 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 movie Cloud 9 as Kayla Morgan.[4]

Early life[edit]

Cameron was born in Seattle, Washington to the name Chloe Celeste Hosterman. She is the 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.[5] When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she sang in Burbank High School's National Championship Show Choir.[2]

Cameron is part French and is a native speaker of the language, having spent many years of her life growing up in France.[6] 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.[7][8]


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 (2013-07-19).[9] The show premiered on September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15).[10] On January 13, 2014, Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode second season slated to premiere in Fall 2014.[11] The second season was later expanded to 24 episodes.[12] The first season ended on July 27, 2014, and the second season began on September 21, 2014. The pilot episode gained 5.8, which was the most-watched in Total Viewers in two and a half years – since November 7, 2010 (Shake It Up!).[13] On August 27, 2013 Cameron released a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons as a promotional single.[14] Her cover peaked on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart at seventeen, spending three weeks on the chart.[15] On October 15, 2013 "Better In Stereo" was released as a single under Walt Disney Records.[16] "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.[15]

In February 2014, Cameron confirmed reports that recording had begun for her debut studio album.[17] 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.[18] The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Kids Digital Songs chart.[15]

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

Personal life[edit]

As of November 2014, she was dating actor Ryan McCartan.[19]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Barely Lethal Liz Larson


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–present Liv and Maddie Liv Rooney / Maddie Rooney Lead role
2014 Cloud 9 Kayla Morgan Television film
2015 Austin & Ally Bobbie "Duos & Deception" (Season 4, Episode 6)[20]
2015 Descendants Mal Television film
2015 R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls Beth Television film


Soundtrack albums[edit]

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

Liv and Maddie: Music from the TV Series
  • Released: March 17, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
180 13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Better in Stereo"[22] 2013 Disney Channel Play It Loud
"On Top of the World"[23]
"Cloud 9"[24]
(with Luke Benward)
"Count Me In"[25] Liv and Maddie: Music from the TV Series
"You, Me and the Beat"[26]

Other appearances[edit]

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

Music videos[edit]

Title Year
"Better In Stereo" 2013
"What A Girl Is" 2015


Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Female Breakout Star Liv and Maddie Nominated [27]
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Liv and Maddie Nominated [28]


  1. ^ "Instagram: Dove Cameron (official account)". August 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-18. So. I just wanted to take this time to explain my name I all of you lovelies, because I have seen that there is quite a bit of confusion. My birth name is Chloe. But my daddy called me Dove/Dovey as a nickname since I was very small; just over a year old. As some of you know, my father passed away a few years ago, right around the time I started acting. So, I decided to change it legally in honor of him, which gives me great joy every day that I was able to do something so lasting and permanent to pay homage to his memory. But I still go by Chloe to some family members and Ryan. And some Starbucks employees. So Dove is not a stage name, it's actually a name that means a lot to me for many reasons. I Love you all! 
  2. ^ a b "Dove Cameron "Liv and Maddie Rooney"". 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Twitter: Dove Cameron (verified account)". December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013. Just wanted to set this straight: I see literally everywhere that my birthday is January 14. It's January Fifteenth, my loves! 
  4. ^ Graser, Marc (March 7, 2013). "Disney Channel Puts Spotlight on Dove Cameron with Series, Movie (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "This is Who I Am with Dove Cameron", YouTube; accessed August 19, 2014.
  6. ^ Cameron, Dove. "To my loves like: 'thought u were born in Seattle not France!1' I was! I'm French, I speak French, & I grew up going there a lot. Das all.💕". Twitter. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ 5 Surprising Facts about Liv & Maddie's Dove Cameron profile,; accessed August 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Current Obituaries". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Episode Title: (#01) "Twin-A-Rooney"". Futon Critic. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Disney Channel's New Family Comedy "Liv and Maddie" Premieres Sunday, September 15". Disney press release via Futon Critic. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ Philiana Ng (January 13, 2014). "Disney Channel Renews 'Liv and Maddie' (Exclusive)". Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ Beck, John D. (September 12, 2014). "Why haven't we got 21 episodes for season 2:(" we have 24.". Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Teen Beach Movie" Rides Huge Ratings Wave With 8.4 Million Total Viewers",; accessed August 25, 2014.
  14. ^ "iTunes - Music - On Top of the World (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single by Dove Cameron". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c "Dove Cameron - Kids Digital Songs chart". Billboard. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Better in Stereo (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Disney's Dove Cameron is on Cloud 9 at Chill Factoree". February 2014. 
  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - Count Me In (From "Liv & Maddie") - Single by Dove Cameron". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  19. ^ "See Ryan McCartan Tower Over Kirstin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron". Whosay. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  20. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister. "Watch: Bella Thorne & Zendaya Reunite on ‘K.C. Undercover’ (Exclusive Clip)". Variety. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b List of Lynch's albums and singles on Billboard:
  22. ^ "Better In Stereo (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  23. ^ "On Top of the World (From "Liv and Maddie")". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  24. ^ "Cloud 9 (Original Tv Movie Soundtrack)". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  25. ^ "Count Me In (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  26. ^ "You, Me and the Beat (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. 
  27. ^ "The 2014 Teen Choice Awards Reveals Their Very Long List Of Nominees". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  28. ^ Longeretta, Emily (June 9, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards Pit One Direction Against Zayn Malik". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 

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