Dove Cameron’s BiographyDove Cameron is an American actress and singer, famous for her roles in the Liv and Maddie TV-series (2013-2017) and the fantasy action movie Descendants (2015) and its sequels. Net worth: $4 million.
Early YearsDove Cameron (real name Chloe Celeste Hosterman) was born on January 15, 1996, in Seattle, Washington. Her father, Philip Alan Hosterman, died in 2011. Her mother, Bonnie Wallace, is a producer and writer. Dove’s parents were divorced when her father died. Dove has an elder sister Claire Hosterman (born 1989), a singer and vocal teacher.
Cameron has Slovakian, Russian, Hungarian, and French origins. The actress speaks quite good French, as she often used to go to France, where one of her paternal great-grandmothers had been born. Cameron’s father called her Dove when she was a child. When he died, the actress officially changed her name in his honor.
Cameron got introduced to the art world in primary school; she joined the community theatre Bainbridge Performing Arts at the age of 8. When she was 11, she got the role of Little Cosette in the popular Les Miserables production; she also played the lead role of Mary in the play based on the Secret Garden novel by Frances Burnett.
In one of her interviews, she revealed that she had been continually bullied and mocked at school. Despite difficult relationships with her peers, she made a point of fulfilling her dream and becoming successful in entertainment.
I had a passionate desire to be an actress and singer. I was absorbed by this dream, says Cameron.Her dream started coming true when Dove - together with her family - moved to Los Angeles, where she was accepted at Burbank High School's National Show Choir.
Cinema CareerIn 2012 Cameron was cast in one of the roles of Disney Channel’s Bits and Pieces series. After the pilot episode was filmed, the series was renamed Liv and Maddie and Dove was offered both lead roles: she plays twin sisters Liv and Maddie Rooney who look so much alike but are so different in their personalities. The pilot was released in the middle of 2013 and was watched by 5.8 million viewers, which made it the most-watched episode in 2.5 years since the release of the Shake it Up series.
The series gained incredible popularity, not only in the US but also in South America; in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico the story of the twins was the most popular foreign language TV show of that year. Dove plays in all four seasons, which were filmed in 2013 and 2014.
At the same time, Cameron appeared in the second season of the popular Shameless series (2012) and the fifth season of the criminal series The Mentalist (2012); she also played the lead role in the adventure movie Cloud 9 (2014), about a young snowboarder.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2015 Dove starred in her first non-Disney movie; she got an episodic role in Kyle Newman’s comedy action movie Barely Lethal, where Hailee Steinfeld plays the main character.
In the same year, Cameron was cast in the lead role of the fantasy action movie Descendants, about the offspring of famous villains. The actress played Maleficent’s daughter; Cameron Boyce played the son of Cruella De Vil from The Hundred and One Dalmatians, and Booboo Stewart played the son of Jafar from Aladdin. Soon afterward, an animation series Descendants: Wicked World was released, where the actors voiced the animated characters.
In December 2016 Cameron appeared in the Hairspray Live! adaptation of the famous Broadway musical. The actress plays the selfish, arrogant and untalented Amber Von Tussle, who participates in the Miss Teenage Hairspray competition. Apart from Dove, singers Ariana Grande and Kristin Chenoweth appear in the movie. Cameron’s acting won acclaim among critics and viewers: Ariana sounded wonderful, but Dove became the true star of the movie, the press reported.
In the middle of 2017 Descendants, 2 was released, where Cameron’s character becomes central. In March the following year, Dove appeared in the fifth season of Marvel’s popular superhero series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. about a fictional peacekeeping organization. Cameron plays Ruby, the daughter of General Hale (Catherine Dent), Air Force officer, and Hydra member, whose main purpose is to arrest all the faithful agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In 2018 Dove voiced Gwen Stacy (one of Peter Parker’s first girlfriends) in the animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors and one of the main characters in The Angry Birds Movie 2 animation.
Music CareerOn August 27, 2013, Cameron released a cover of On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons, an American pop band. The song was released as a single for the Liv and Maddie series. The song remained at number seventeen on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart for three weeks. Two months later, Dove released the single Better in Stereo, recorded by Walt Disney Records. This was the singer’s first number one hit. Her next single Count Me In was released in the middle of 2014 and also peaked at number one on Billboard.
Cameron’s other songs from Descendants entered various musical charts a number of times. On the crest of the acclaim for the movie, Dove recorded a cover of Christina Aguilera's hit song Genie in the Bottle and made a music video that fits into the genre of Descendants; the video had more than 22 million views in less than a month.
In 2015 Cameron and her colleague from Live and Maddie - Ryan McCartan - formed a band called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher and released a few singles with music videos. In 2017 the music project Carscendants started, where the actors from Descendants (including Dove) sang the songs from the movie while driving a car. In the same year, Cameron confirmed that she had started working on her debut album.
Dove Cameron’s Personal LifeIn 2013 Dove started dating the actor and singer Ryan McCartan, her colleague from Liv and Maddie, and future music partner. In April 2016 the couple announced their engagement, but less than half a year later they split up.
Since 2017 Cameron has been dating the Scottish actor Thomas Doherty (born 1995), who played Captain Hook’s son in Descendants 2.
Dove Cameron NowDove Cameron will appear in the music drama Dumplin, which tells the story of Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) - a girl who has no makings of a model but is determined to participate in a beauty competition despite the objections of her mother (Jennifer Aniston), an ex-winner of that competition.
In 2019, the premiere of the film of the third part of the American musical "Descendants" took place. In it, Dove played the role of Mal, the daughter of Maleficent.
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