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Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing a dual role as both title characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie. She also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movies Cloud 9 as Kayla Morgan, and Descendants as Mal, daughter of Maleficent. She is set to reprise her role as Mal in Descendants 2. Descendants 3

Early lifeEdit

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 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she sang in Burbank High School's National Championship Show Choir.

Cameron is of Scottish and French descent, and is a fluent speaker of French, 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 died in 2011 when she was 15 years old.


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 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. 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.

Cameron was shooting the fourth season of Liv and Maddie in early 2016. She is set to reprise her role as Mal in Descendants 2, the sequel to Descendants, in 2017. In August 2016 she was cast in the upcoming NBC television film Hairspray Live playing the role of Amber Von Tussle.

The Girl and the Dreamcatcher Edit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

Cameron has been dating actor and singer Ryan McCartan since 2013. They announced their engagement on April 14, 2016.


Film and television roles
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–present Liv and Maddie Liv Rooney / Maddie Rooney Lead role
2014 Cloud 9 Kayla Morgan Television film
2015 Austin & Ally Bobbie Episode: "Duos & Deception"
2015 Barely Lethal Liz Larson Film
2015 Descendants Mal Television film
2015 R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Beth Television film
2015–present Descendants: Wicked World Mal Voice role
2016 Hairspray Live! Amber Von Tussle NBC special; pre-production
2017 Descendants 2 Mal In production

2019 Descendants 3 Mal

Soundtrack albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Liv and Maddie
  • Released: March 17, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
180 11
  • Released: July 31, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
1 1 57 178 102 50 19 50 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Title Year Peak
"If Only" 2015 94 186 Descendants
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak
"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
"You, Me and the Beat"
"Genie in a Bottle" 2016 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak
"Rotten to the Core"
(among Descendants cast)
2015 38 66 Descendants
"Set It Off"
(among Descendants cast)
"Evil Like Me"
(with Kristin Chenoweth)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearancesEdit

Title Year Album
"Future Sounds Like Us" 2013 Shake It Up: I Love Dance
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" Disney Holidays Unwrapped

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, showing director(s)
Title Year Director
"Better In Stereo" 2013 Brando Dickerson
"What a Girl Is" 2015 Layne Pavoggi
"If Only" 2016 Kenny Ortega
"Genie in a Bottle" Jay Martin


Year Association Category Work Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards 2014 Teen Choice Awards#Choice Television Liv and Maddie Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress Comedy Liv and Maddie Nominated
2016 2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star – Kid's Show Liv and Maddie Nominated
2016 2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Liv and Maddie Nominated