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Dove Olivia Cameron (born: Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She is best 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 of Maleficent and Hades.

Early life

Cameron was born in Bainbridge Island, 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. 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 passed away in 2011 when she was 15 years old. After her father died, she renamed herself legally “Dove", a nickname that her father had given her.


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 on whether it would 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.

In 2017, she began tweeting more about her solo music, saying that it would come very soon. Recently, she said that she has announcements about music that she would be releasing soon. She has released snippets and information on her music.

In 2018, she was cast in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Ruby Hale, daughter of Hydra agent General Hale.

Personal Life

Cameron has stated that she is bisexual and has dated both men and women. In April 2016, she publicly became engaged to actor and singer Ryan McCartan (who was in Liv and Maddie along with Cameron), but the couple called the wedding off and separated in October of that year. In late 2016, she began dating Thomas Doherty, who is also an actor in the Descendants franchise. During their dating period, many rumors stated Cameron was pregnant which were proven false, although Cameron has stated that she wanted kids with Doherty. Cameron and Doherty broke up in October 2020.



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 Main role
2017 The Lodge Jess
  • "Hard To Say No" (Season 2, Episode 12)
  • "Distant Relations Relation" (Season 2, Episode 13)
  • "Finish Line" (Season 2, Episode 14)
  • "The North Star" (Season 2, Episode 15)
2018 Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ruby Hale Recurring Role (8 Episodes)
2019 Descendants 3 Mal Main role
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Ella Unknown (For Now)
2019 Marvel Rising Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen Ghost-Spider Voice role; 3 television specials


Soundtrack albums

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






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






"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)

"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
"Step Up (Jess Version)" 2017 The Lodge: Season 2 Soundtrack


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


  • Her fan mail address is:
Dove Cameron
Abrams Artists Agency L.A,
9200 Sunset Blvd
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
  • Dove plays both Liv and Maddie.
  • Dove was in Hairspray live Dec 7, 2016.
  • She learned how to spell "antidisestablishmentarianism" in under three seconds from her sister.
  • She has a scar on her upper lip from her dog.
  • She spent most of her summer vacations in India.
  • She legally changed her name to Dove in order to honor her late father, who used to call her "Dove".
  • As Mal, Dove has the most different hairstyles of the Descendants crew. In the first film she wore a dark purple wig that was long and wavy, which was replaced with a shorter, straighter, lighter-colored one in Descendants 2 after a stint where, with the exception of purple tips, Dove said in an interview that she was wearing a blonde wig at the beginning of the sequel.
  • After the announcement of Descendants 3, Dove posted a snapshot of some text messages she says she sent to Gary Marsh, including a selfie of her in a facial mask and questions about Mal's hair in the upcoming sequel.
  • Both her onscreen parents in Descendants trilogy Kristin Chenoweth (Maleficent) and Cheyenne Jackson (Hades) came to one of her Broadway shows and they had a little family reunion. [1]
  • Her and Booboo Stewart (Jay) appeared in Marvel Rising specials.
  • Dianne Doan and Dove both appeared in the television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D although they appeared in different seasons.