Cameron in October 2017
Chloe Celeste Hosterman
January 15, 1996
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Associated acts||The Girl and the Dreamcatcher|
Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer, known for playing a dual role as the eponymous characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie (2013–2017) and playing Mal, in the films Descendants (2015), the sequel Descendants 2 (2017), and the third installment Descendants 3 (2019).
Dove Cameron was born in Seattle, Washington as 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.
When she was fourteen, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she sang in Burbank High School's National Championship Show Choir. Cameron has stated that she is of French descent and that she speaks some French. 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. She changed her legal name to Dove in honor of her father who called her by that nickname.
Acting and musical endeavors
In 2007, Cameron played the role of a young Cosette in the Bainbridge Performings Arts stage production of Les Miserables, and in 2008, she had the lead role of Mary in The Secret Garden, again with BPA.
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 debuted on July 19, 2013 , and the show premiered on September 15, 2013. The pilot episode gained 5.8 million viewers, which was the most-watched in total viewers in 2.5 years since the series Shake It Up! Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode second season slated to premiere in Fall 2014, which was later expanded to 24 episodes.
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 and spent 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 No. 21 before peaking at No. 1, becoming Cameron's first No. 1 hit. In February 2014, Cameron confirmed reports that recording had begun for her debut studio album. Her 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 played Liz Larson in her first non-Disney film, Barely Lethal, which was theatrically released by A24 Films in 2015.
Cameron starred in the television film Descendants which premiered on July 31, 2015. The film was viewed by 6.6 million people and spawned Cameron's two first Billboard Hot 100 songs, "Rotten to the Core" at No. 38 and a solo song, "If Only", at No. 94. Other songs from the film featuring Cameron such as "Set It Off" and "Evil Like Me" charted at No. 6 and 12 respectively on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. The soundtrack for the movie peaked atop the Billboard 200 chart becoming the first soundtrack from a Disney Channel Original Movie since High School Musical 2 to do so. As part of the Descendants franchise, Cameron released a cover of Christina Aguilera's hit song, "Genie in a Bottle". The music video premiered on Disney Channel on March 18, 2016. The single received 22 million views in less than a month.
In 2015, Cameron and Ryan McCartan formed a band called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher. On October 2, 2015, they released their first single, "Written in the Stars". The band released their second single, "Glowing in the Dark", on January 29, 2016.
The Girl and the Dreamcatcher released their third single, "Someone You Like", on April 8, 2016. They released their fourth single, "Make You Stay", on June 17, 2016. The video premiered on Disney Channel in July 2016. On July 29, 2016, the band released their first EP, Negatives, featuring their singles "Make You Stay" and "Glowing in the Dark" and four new songs. In October 2016, as a result of Cameron's and McCartan's breakup, the musical duo disbanded.
On December 22, 2015, Liv and Maddie was officially renewed for a fourth season, becoming the 9th live-action Disney Channel show in history to achieve this. Cameron began filming the season of Liv and Maddie in early 2016. It was later announced that this would be the final season of the show. The series finale of Liv and Maddie later aired on March 24, 2017.
Cameron played the role of Amber Von Tussle in the NBC live television presentation of Hairspray Live!, which aired on December 7, 2016. Reception was generally positive, and Cameron's performance was praised.
Cameron reprised her role as Mal in Descendants 2, the sequel to Descendants, in 2017. The film premiered on July 21, 2017. The Descendants 2 soundtrack debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, with "It's Goin' Down" from the soundtrack debuting at No. 81. This became Cameron's third Hot 100 entry, following "Rotten to the Core" and "If Only".
Cameron played the role of Sophie in the Hollywood Bowl live production of Mamma Mia!. The show took place from July 28, 2017 to July 30, 2017. On August 21, 2017, Cameron was cast in the film Dumplin, starring Jennifer Aniston. Cameron is set to play Bekah Cotter in the comedy. In late 2017 Cameron signed on to appear in a recurring role in Season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This role was later revealed to be Ruby, the daughter of General Hale (Catherine Dent).
It was announced on October 8, 2018 that Cameron will play the role of Cher in the musical adaptation of the 1995 film Clueless.
Upcoming debut album and focus on music
Cameron has expressed her desire to begin releasing music and has confirmed that she has been working on her debut album in 2017. Cameron's debut single, "Talks About", is due for release in 2018. On March 21, 2018, she announced that she had signed with Columbia Records, and that she would begin to release music following the wrap of Descendants 3.
|2012||Shameless||Holly Herkimer||Episodes: "A Beautiful Mess", "Father's Day"|
|The Mentalist||Charlotte Anne Jane||Episode: "Devil's Cherry"|
|2013||Malibu Country||Sienna||Episode: "Push Comes to Shove"|
|2013–17||Liv and Maddie||Liv / Maddie Rooney||Lead role (dual role)|
|2014||Cloud 9||Kayla||TV film|
|Austin & Ally||Bobbie||Episode: "Duos & Deception"|
|2015–17||Descendants: Wicked World||Mal||Voice role|
|2016||Hairspray Live!||Amber Von Tussle||NBC production (live)|
|Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6||Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen, Police officer||Voice role; episode: "Return to the Spider-Verse" Pt. 4|
|2017||Project Runway||Herself||Judge; 1 episode|
|Descendants 2||Mal||TV film|
|The Lodge||Jess||4 episodes|
|2018||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Ruby Hale||Recurring role (season 5)|
|Marvel Rising: Initiation||Ghost-Spider||Voice role; series of shorts on Disney XD|
|2019||Descendants 3||Mal||TV film; in post-production|
|2015||Barely Lethal||Liz Larson|
|R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls||Beth||Direct-to-video film|
|2018||Dumplin'||Bekah Cotter||Netflix original film|
|Under the Sea: A Descendants Story||Mal||Short film|
|2019||The Angry Birds Movie 2||Voice role; filming|
|2016||Hairspray Live!||Amber Von Tussle||T.V. Special|
|2017||Mamma Mia!||Sophie Sheridan||Hollywood Bowl|
|2019||Clueless: The Musical||Cher Horowitz||Off-Broadway|
Awards and nominations
|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|||
|2016||Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Star – Kid's Show||Liv and Maddie||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Comedy||Liv and Maddie||Nominated|||
|2017||Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Female TV Star||Liv and Maddie||Nominated|||
|2018||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series||Liv and Maddie||Won|||
- "Instagram: Dove Cameron (official account)". August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
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!
- "Dove Cameron "Liv and Maddie Rooney"". Disney Channel Medianet. 2013. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- Cameron, Dove [@DoveCameron] (December 27, 2013). "Just wanted to set this straight: I see literally everywhere that my birthday is January 14. It's January Fifteenth, my loves!" (Tweet). Retrieved April 14, 2017 – via Twitter.
- "This is Who I Am with Dove Cameron", YouTube; accessed August 19, 2014.
- Cameron, Dove [@DoveCameron] (September 28, 2014). "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.💕" (Tweet). Retrieved October 6, 2014 – via Twitter.
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- "Episode Title: (#01) "Twin-A-Rooney"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
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- "Teen Beach Movie" Rides Huge Ratings Wave With 8.4 Million Total Viewers" (Press release). Disney Channel. July 20, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via The Futon Critic.
- Philiana Ng (January 13, 2014). "Disney Channel Renews 'Liv and Maddie' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
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- "iTunes - Music - On Top of the World (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single by Dove Cameron". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
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- "Better in Stereo (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Archived from the original on October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
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- "iTunes - Music - Count Me In (From "Liv & Maddie") - Single by Dove Cameron". itunes.apple.com. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
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- Cantor, Brian (August 11, 2015). "Hot 100: Descendants' "Rotten to the Core" Debuts in Top 40; "If Only" Starts at #99". Headline Planet. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- Cantor, Brian (August 19, 2015). "Hot 100: Descendants' "Rotten to the Core" Stays in Top 50; "If Only" Rises". Headline Planet. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- List of Cameron's singles on Billboard:
- "Rotten to the Core" and "If Only": "Billboard Hot 100 - August 22, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
- Bubbling Under Hot 100: "Dove Cameron - Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- "'Descendants' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard.
- "Dove Cameron - Genie in a Bottle (Official Video)". DisneyMusicVEVO. March 18, 2016 – via YouTube.
- "Genie in a Bottle - Single by Dove Cameron". iTunes.
- The Girl and the Dreamcatcher (September 29, 2015). Dove and Ryan FINALLY Announce: BAND NAME/SINGLE RELEASE. YouTube. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- "Written in the Stars – Single by The Girl and The Dreamcatcher". iTunes. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
- "Glowing in the Dark – Single by The Girl and The Dreamcatcher". iTunes.
- "Make You Stay – Single by The Girl and The Dreamcatcher". iTunes.
- "Negatives – EP by The Girl and The Dreamcatcher". iTunes.
- "'Liv & Maddie' Is Renewed for Season 4". Twistmagazine.com. December 22, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- "First Photos of Dove Cameron 'Liv and Maddie' Season 4". TheWrap.com. March 9, 2016.
- Swift, Andy; Swift, Andy (June 28, 2016). "Liv and Maddie Series Finale Photos: Disney Channel Cast Says Goodbye". Tvline.com. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- ""Liv And Maddie" Series Finale Confirmed For March 24; Disney Channel Shares Details". Headlineplanet.com. February 28, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- Pedersen, Erik (August 2, 2016). "'Hairspray Live!' Adds Dove Cameron & Garrett Clayton". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- Hetrick, Adam. "Billy Eichner Added to 'Hairspray Live!' — Full Cast Revealed" Playbill, September 21, 2016.
- Gans, Andrew. " 'Hairspray Live!' Ratings Down from Last Season’s The Wiz" Playbill, December 8, 2016.
- Bentley, Jean. "Dove Cameron Outsang Ariana Grande In Their' Hairspray Live' Song" eonline.com, December 7, 2016.
- "'Descendants 2' Greenlit". The Walt Disney Company. June 10, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
- Friedlander, Whitney (October 15, 2015). "'Descendants' Sequel in the Works at Disney Channel". Variety.
- ""Descendants 2" Songs "What's My Name," "It's Goin' Down" Debut On Billboard Hot 100". Headlineplanet.com. August 2, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- Desk, BWW News. "Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- N'Duka, Amanda (August 21, 2017). "Dove Cameron, Luke Benward, Bex Taylor-Klaus & More Added To Comedy Film 'Dumplin'". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- @AgentsofSHIELD (November 28, 2017). "Coulson awaits. Welcome to Marvel's #AgentsofSHIELD, @DoveCameron!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 28, 2017 – via Twitter.
- "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first look: Dove Cameron's role revealed!". ew.com. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
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- Cameron, Dove [@DoveCameron] (September 29, 2017). "you're all my heart ever #talksabout" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Johnson, Zach (June 1, 2018). "Descendants 3 First Look: See Carlos, Evie, Jay and Mal's Makeovers". E!. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- "YouTube". Youtube.com. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- "♡DOVE♡ on Instagram: "I tried so hard to accurately capture how incredibly gorgeous these beauties are when they showed up in my dressing room today, but a photo…"". Instagram.
- Mizoguchi, Karen (April 14, 2016). "WATCH: Engaged Couple Ryan McCartan and Dove Cameron Make Us Swoon With 'Someone You Like' Lyric Video". People. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
- McCartan, Ryan (April 14, 2016). "Dedicating my 1,000th post to my fiancée. I can't believe I get to call you that. Thanks for saying yes". Instagram. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- Vulpo, Mike (October 5, 2016). "Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan Call Off Their Engagement". E!. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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- Fujikawa, Jenn (July 20, 2018). "'Marvel Rising: Initiation' Brings Out the Hero in All of Us". Marvel News.
- Dove Cameron y Sofia Carson en "Soy Luna 3" - Actuacion especial. დThe Evie Descendantდ. August 14, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via YouTube.
- Petski, Denise (August 10, 2018). "'Descendants' Short-Form Special 'Under The Sea' Set On Disney Channel". Deadline.com.
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