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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 film series 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.

Career[]

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 renamed to 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, but in May 2021, said that she feels queer is the most accurate way to describe her sexuality. She also identifies as a feminist. She was in a relationship with her Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan from August 2013 until 2016. They announced their engagement on April 14, 2016, but the relationship ended in October 2016. From 2017 until 2020, Cameron was in a relationship with her Descendants 2 co-star Thomas Doherty. In November 2023, Vanity Fair Italy reported that Cameron was dating Italian singer Damiano David.

In May 2022, Cameron spoke about her struggles with depression and dysphoria in an Instagram post.

Filmography[]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Descendants Mal Main Role
2015 Descendants: Wicked World Voice Role
2017 Descendants 2 Main Role
2019 Descendants 3 Main Role
2021 Descendants: The Royal Wedding Voice Role

Soundtrack albums[]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US[1] USOST[2] AUS[3] BEL[4] FRA[5] GER[6] ITA[7] NL[8] NZ SPA[9]
Descendants
  • Released: July 31, 2015[10]
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
  • Label: Walt Disney
1 1 57 178 102 50 19 50 36
Descendants 2
  • Released: July 21, 2017[12]
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
  • Label: Walt Disney
6 1 64

[13]

192 135 [upper-alpha 1] 53
  • RIAA: Gold[15]
  • BPI: Silver
Descendants 3
  • Released: August 2, 2019[16]
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
  • Label: Walt Disney
7 1 36 110
  • RIAA: Gold[15]
  • BPI: Silver
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[]

Title Year Peak

chart positions

Certifications Album
US[17] USKDS FRA[18]
"If Only"[19] 2015 94 2 186 Descendants
"I'm Your Girl"[21]

(with Sofia Carson)

2016
"Rather Be with You"[22]

(with Sofia Carson, Lauryn McClain and Brenna D'Amico)

Descendants 2
"Evil"[23] Descendants 2
"Better Together"[24]

(with Sofia Carson)

2017 Descendants 2
"Ways to Be Wicked"[25]

(with Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart)

[upper-alpha 2]
"Stronger"[27]

(with China Anne McClain)

2018
"Keep Your Head on Halloween"[28]

(with Cast - Descendants)

2019
"Good to Be Bad"[29]

(with Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce, Jadah Marie and Anna Cathcart)

Descendants 3
"VK Mashup"

(with Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart)

"Feeling the Love"[30]

(with Cast of Descendants: The Royal Wedding)

2021
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[]

Title Year Peak

chart positions

Certifications Album
US[17] CAN
"Rotten to the Core"

(with Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson)

2015 38

[31]

66

[32]

Descendants
"Evil Like Me"

(with Kristin Chenoweth)

[upper-alpha 3]
"Set it Off"

(with Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, Sarah Jeffery and Jeff Lewis)

[upper-alpha 4]
"Space Between"

(with Sofia Carson)

2017 Descendants 2
"It's Goin' Down"

(with Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair)

77

[34]

"You and Me"

(with Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope and Jeff Lewis)

[upper-alpha 5]
"Night Falls"

(with Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair)

2019 84

[34]

Descendants 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Trivia[]

  • Her fan mail address is:
Dove Cameron
Abrams Artists Agency L.A,
9200 Sunset Blvd
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
USA
  • Like several cast members in the Descendants franchise, Dove Cameron previously appeared in other Disney Channel productions, starring in the series Liv and Maddie, where she played both Liv Rooney and Maddie Rooney, and the film Cloud 9, playing Kayla Morgan.
  • 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.
  • 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 the Descendants trilogy Kristin Chenoweth (Maleficent) and Cheyenne Jackson (Hades) came to one of her Broadway shows and they had a little "family" reunion.[36]
  • She appeared in some other media alongside other Descendants cast members:
    • In the series Liv and Maddie, were Dove played the two titular protagonists, Cameron Boyce appeared in the episode "Prom-a-Rooney" as Krahgg, the cousin of her characters.
    • She and Booboo Stewart (Jay) appeared in Marvel Rising specials.
    • Interestingly, Dove would play the daughter of another character played by Kristen Chenoweth in Hairspray Live! with the two playing Amber Von Tussle and Velma Von Tussle in 2016. They both also appear together in the series Schmigadoon! as part of the main cast.
    • Dianne Doan and Dove both appeared in the television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. although they appeared in different seasons.

Links[]

References[]

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  2. List of Cameron's albums on Billboard Top Soundtracks:
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  9. Spanish charts Spanish charts. Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
  10. "Descendants (Original TV Movie Soundtrack)". (July 31, 2015). Retrieved on July 31, 2015.
  11. "American album certifications — Various Artists — Descendants". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  12. "Descendants 2 (Original TV Movie Soundtrack)". (July 21, 2017). Retrieved on April 14, 2017.
  13. "ARIA Chart Watch #431". auspOp (July 29, 2017). Retrieved on July 29, 2017.
  14. "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ (July 31, 2017). Retrieved on July 29, 2017.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "American album certifications — Various — Descendants 2 (Original TV Movie Soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on May 21, 2018.
  16. "Descendants 3 (Original TV Movie Soundtrack)". (August 2, 2019). Retrieved on May 31, 2019.
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  21. "I'm Your Girl (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single". iTunes (June 17, 2016).
  22. "Rather Be With You (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single". iTunes (October 28, 2016).
  23. "Evil (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single". iTunes (December 9, 2016).
  24. "Better Together (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single". iTunes (March 3, 2017).
  25. "Ways to Be Wicked - Single by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce & Booboo Stewart". (April 14, 2017). Retrieved on April 14, 2017.
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  27. "Stronger (From "Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story") - Single by Dove Cameron & China Anne McClain". (September 28, 2018).
  28. "Keep Your Head on Halloween - Single". iTunes (October 4, 2019).
  29. "Good to Be Bad - Single by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce, Jadah Marie & Anna Cathcart". (May 31, 2019).
  30. "Feeling the Love (From "Descendants: The Royal Wedding") - Single". iTunes (August 13, 2021).
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  32. "Chart Search - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved on November 8, 2017.
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  34. 34.0 34.1 <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
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  36. Maureen Lee Lenker (October 21, 2019). "Kristin Chenoweth and Cheyenne Jackson have a Descendants family reunion with Dove Cameron". Entertainment Weekly.


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