Dove Cameron

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Dove Cameron
BornChloe Celeste Hosterman
(1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 19)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2012–present
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Dove Cameron
BornChloe Celeste Hosterman
(1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 19)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2012–present

Dove Olivia Cameron[1][2] (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996)[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 on January 15, 1996[5] as Chloe Celeste Hosterman to Philip Alan Hosterman (died 2011) and Bonnie Wallace, who later divorced. Dove grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington. When she was a child, she attended Sakai Intermediate School. When she was eight years old, she began to act at Bainbridge Performing Arts.[6] She has an older sister, Claire Hosterman. At the age of eight, Dove began acting in community theater. When Cameron was fourteen, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she sang in Burbank High School's National Championship Show Choir.[5] Cameron is part French, is a native speaker of the language and has spent many years of her life growing up there.[7]

Life and career[edit]

2012–present: Liv and Maddie[edit]

In 2012, Cameron was cast to be 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).[8] The show premiered on September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15).[9] On January 13, 2014, Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode second season slated to premiere in Fall 2014.[10] The second season was later expanded to 24 episodes.[11] 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!).[12] On August 27, 2013 Cameron released a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons as a promotional single.[13] Her cover peaked on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart at seventeen, spending three weeks on the chart.[14] On October 15, 2013 "Better In Stereo" was released as a single under Walt Disney Records.[15] "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.[14]

In February 2014, Cameron confirmed reports that she recording had begun for her debut studio album.[16] However, there has been no official announcement where it will be recorded with a record label or independently. Dove's next single "Count Me In" was released on 2014 June 3.[17] The song peaked at number one, before falling to number fourteen then eighteen but rose back to fifteen.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron has stated she was bullied through her entire school experience, starting in 5th grade to the end of high school. Regardless of the pressure at school and fitting in, she still stayed focused on her dreams of becoming successful in entertainment. "I became very passionate about [becoming an actress and singer]. I fully immured myself". Her father died in 2011 when Dove was fifteen years old.[18]


Film and television
2012ShamelessHolly Herkimer2 episodes
2012The MentalistCharlotte Anne Jane"Devil's Cherry" (Season 5, episode 2)
2012Bits and PiecesAlannaUnsold Disney Channel pilot
2013Malibu CountrySienna"Push Comes to Shove" (Season 1, episode 8)
Liv and MaddieLiv Rooney /
Maddie Rooney
Lead role
2014Cloud 9Kayla MorganTelevision film
2015Barely LethalLiz Larson
2015DescendantsMalTV film; In post-production


Promotional singles[edit]

"Better in Stereo"[19]2013Disney Channel Play It Loud
"On Top of the World"[20]
"Cloud 9"[21]
(with Luke Benward)
"Count Me In"[22]N/A
"You, Me and the Beat"[23]

Other appearances[edit]

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

Music Videos[edit]

"Better In Stereo"2013
"What A Girl Is"2014

Awards and nominations[edit]

2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Breakout StarLiv and MaddieNominated


  1. ^ Dove Cameron profile,; Retrieved August 18, 2014
  2. ^ "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! Happy Monday! Xx. 
  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! Happy Friday! 
  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. ^ a b "Dove Cameron "Liv and Maddie Rooney"". 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  6. ^ "This is Who I Am with Dove Cameron", YouTube; accessed August 19, 2014.
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Episode Title: (#01) "Twin-A-Rooney"". Futon Critic. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Philiana Ng (January 13, 2014). "Disney Channel Renews 'Liv and Maddie' (Exclusive)". Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ Beck, John D. (September 12, 2014). "Why haven't we got 21 episodes for season 2:(" we have 24.". Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Teen Beach Movie" Rides Huge Ratings Wave With 8.4 Million Total Viewers",; accessed August 25, 2014.
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - On Top of the World (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single by Dove Cameron". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Dove Cameron - Kids Digital Songs chart". Billboard. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Better in Stereo (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Disney's Dove Cameron is on Cloud 9 at Chill Factoree". February 2014. 
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - Count Me In (From "Liv & Maddie") - Single by Dove Cameron". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  18. ^ 5 Surprising Facts about Liv & Maddie's Dove Cameron profile,; accessed August 25, 2014.
  19. ^ "Better In Stereo (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  20. ^ "On Top of the World (From "Liv and Maddie")". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  21. ^ "Cloud 9 (Original Tv Movie Soundtrack)". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  22. ^ "Count Me In (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  23. ^ "You, Me and the Beat (From "Liv and Maddie") - Single". iTunes. 

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