Disney star and singer Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman) is best known for her appearance as dual roles in Liv and Maddie for four seasons. She also voiced several animated movies, including Angry Birds 2 in 2019. Besides starring in Disney movies, Dove also played in Off-Broadway productions and in Netflix movies along with great actors.
The artist was born on January 15, 1996 in Seattle, Washington and is of French, Hungarian, and Russian descent. She began acting when she was 8-years old in local productions at Bainbridge Performing Arts. When she was a teenager, her family moved to Los Angeles where she studied at Burbank High School and joined the choir. Dove was targeted for bullying that made her have a hard time during the school days. After her father died in 2011, she changed her name to Dove, a nickname that was given earlier by her father. She started acting for Disney Channel’s Bits and Pieces (2012) as the lead character, Alanna. In 2013, the series was reproduced into the teen sitcom Liv and Maddie in which Dove became the dual role of Liv and Maddie Rooney and played for four seasons.
In the series, Dove Cameron also sang several hits, including the cover of Imagine Dragon’s “On Top of the World” and the original theme song “Better in Stereo”. The latter was successfully debuted on top of the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart and stayed for three weeks. Her beautiful voice was then featured in soundtrack compilation Liv and Maddie: Music from the TV Series in 2015. Dove’s impressive performance earned her a Daytime Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Educational and Informational Program. She explored her potential by appearing in her first non-Disney movie as Barely Lethal that released in the same year.
Still in 2015, Dove starred as Maleficent’s daughter, Mal, in the successful movie Descendants with more than 6.6 million viewers. She was also featured in the movie soundtrack, including “If Only” and “Rotten to the Core” which entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The theme song also became the next Disney Original Movie that reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart after High School Musical 2. It was followed with a music video of her cover of Christina Aguilera’s great hit “Genie in a Bottle” that gained massive attention with more than 22 million views within a month.
Dove Cameron established herself as a competent actress by playing as Amber Von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! (2016), made her praised for the performance. In 2017, she appeared in the sequel to Descendants, the Descendants 2 and was featured in the soundtrack. The song “It’s Goin’ Down” became Dove’s third single that entered the Billboard 100 chart. With total viewers of 8.6 million, the movie became the most-watched telecast among kid cable TV networks.