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Dove Cameron
Dove Cameron in Descendants 2017.png
Cameron in 2017
Chloe Celeste Hosterman

(1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 23)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2012–present
Partner(s)Ryan McCartan (2013–2016)
Thomas Doherty (2016–present)
Musical career
Associated actsThe Girl and the Dreamcatcher Edit this at Wikidata

Dove Olivia Cameron[1][2][3] (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996)[4][5] is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing a dual role as the eponymous characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie and playing Mal in the Descendants film series. She also had a recurring role as Ruby Hale in the ABC television series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2018.

Early life

Dove Cameron was born in Seattle, Washington, as Chloe Celeste Hosterman.[6] 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.[7] When she was a child, she attended Sakai Intermediate School.[7] At the age of eight, she began acting in community theater at Bainbridge Performing Arts.[8]

When she was fourteen, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she sang in Burbank High School's National Championship Show Choir.[4] Cameron has stated that she is of French descent and that she speaks some French.[9] She is also of Russian, Slovak and Hungarian descent.[10] 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.[11][12] She changed her legal name to Dove in honor of her father who called her by that nickname.[13][1]


In 2007, Cameron played the role of a young Cosette in the Bainbridge Performing Arts stage production of Les Miserables, and in 2008, she had the lead role of Mary in The Secret Garden, again with BPA.[14]

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 (2013-07-19),[15] and the show premiered on September 15, 2013.[16] 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![17] Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode second season slated to premiere in Fall 2014,[18] which was later expanded to 24 episodes.[19]

On August 27, 2013, Cameron released a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons as a promotional single.[20] Her cover peaked on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart at seventeen and spent three weeks on the chart.[21] On October 15, 2013, "Better In Stereo" was released as a single under Walt Disney Records.[22] "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.[21] In February 2014, Cameron confirmed reports that recording had begun for her debut studio album.[23] Her next single, "Count Me In", was released on June 3, 2014.[24] The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Kids Digital Songs chart.[21] 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.[25] 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[26] and a solo song, "If Only", at No. 94.[27] 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.[28] 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.[29] 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.[30][31]

In 2015, Cameron and Ryan McCartan formed a band called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher.[32] On October 2, 2015, they released their first single, "Written in the Stars".[33] The band released their second single, "Glowing in the Dark", on January 29, 2016.[34]

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.[35] The video premiered on Disney Channel in July 2016.[citation needed] 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.[36] 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.[37] Cameron began filming the season of Liv and Maddie in early 2016.[38] It was later announced that this would be the final season of the show.[39] The series finale of Liv and Maddie later aired on March 24, 2017.[40]

Cameron played the role of Amber Von Tussle in the NBC live television presentation of Hairspray Live!, which aired on December 7, 2016.[41][42][43] Reception was generally positive, and Cameron's performance was praised.[44]

Cameron reprised her role as Mal in Descendants 2, the sequel to Descendants, in 2017.[45][46] 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.[47] 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!.[48] 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.[49] Cameron played Bekah Cotter in the comedy. In November 2017, Cameron signed on to appear in a recurring role in Season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[50] by Marvel. This role was later revealed to be Ruby, the daughter of General Hale (Catherine Dent).[51]

In December 2017, Cameron was cast in an animated Marvel project, Marvel Rising, as the voice of Gwen Stacy / Ghost-Spider.[52][53] On August 13, 2018, Marvel Rising: Initiation, a series of 6 shorts, was released on Disney XD. The series focused on Cameron's character as she was on the run after being framed for her best friend's murder. Though her character did not appear in the next Marvel Rising installment, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, Cameron did perform the film's theme song, "Born Ready".[54] In 2019, Cameron reprised the role in Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts.[55]

It was announced on October 8, 2018 that Cameron will play the role of Cher in the musical adaptation of the 1995 film Clueless.[56] On November 9, 2018 it was announced that Cameron would star alongside Renee Fleming in The Light in the Piazza in London in 2019.[57]

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.[58] On March 21, 2018, she announced that she had signed with Columbia's Disruptor Records label, and that she would begin to release music following the wrap of Descendants 3.[59][60] Cameron confirmed to E! News on August 10, 2019 that she plans to release solo music in September.[61]

Personal life

Cameron began dating her Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan in August 2013.[62] They announced their engagement on April 14, 2016,[63][64] but called it off in October 2016.[65] Cameron has been dating her Descendants co-star Thomas Doherty since December 2016.[66][67][68]


Television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Shameless Holly Herkimer Episodes: "A Beautiful Mess", "Father's Day"
2012 The Mentalist Charlotte Anne Jane Episode: "Devil's Cherry"
2013 Malibu Country Sienna Episode: "Push Comes to Shove"
2013–2017 Liv and Maddie Liv Rooney/Maddie Rooney Lead role (dual role)
2014 Cloud 9 Kayla Morgan Television film
2014 Austin & Ally Bobbie Episode: "Duos & Deception"[69]
2015 Descendants Mal Television film
2015–2017 Descendants: Wicked World Mal Voice role
2016 Hairspray Live! Amber Von Tussle NBC live production
2016 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
2017 Descendants 2 Mal Television film
2017 The Lodge Jess 4 episodes
2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ruby Hale Recurring role (season 5)
2018 Marvel Rising: Initiation Ghost-Spider Voice role; series of shorts on Disney XD[70]
2018 Angie Tribeca Grace Episode: "Glitch Perfect"
2018 Under the Sea: A Descendants Story Mal Short television film[71]
2019 Celebrity Family Feud Herself Contestant[72]
2019 Descendants 3 Mal Television film
2019 Marvel Rising specials Ghost-Spider Voice role; 3 television specials
Film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Barely Lethal Liz Larson
2015 R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Beth Direct-to-video film
2018 Dumplin' Bekah Cotter[73] Netflix original film
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Ella Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Mamma Mia! Sophie Sheridan Hollywood Bowl
2018–2019 Clueless: The Musical Cher Horowitz Off-Broadway
2019 The Light in the Piazza Clara Johnson Southbank Centre


Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Female Breakout Star Liv and Maddie Nominated [74]
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Liv and Maddie Nominated [75]
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star – Kid's Show Liv and Maddie Nominated [76]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Liv and Maddie Nominated [77]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star Liv and Maddie Nominated [78]
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Liv and Maddie Won [79]


  1. ^ a b "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!
  2. ^ Dove Cameron [@DoveCameron] (December 31, 2018). "@sharebear72 Thank you, lovely! My middle name is Olivia. I'm not sure where my necklace came from, my sister had it custom made! Much love~" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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