Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron
Real name:
Chloe Celeste Hosterman
Who is:
Birth date:
(28 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
5'2 ft ()
119 lb (54 kg)
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Dove Cameron Biography

Dove Cameron is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in the TV show "Liv and Maddie" (2013-2017) and the fantasy-action movie "Descendants" (2015) along with its sequels.
American actress and singer Dove Cameron
American actress and singer Dove Cameron

Early Life and Childhood

Dove Cameron, born Chloe Celeste Hosterman on January 15, 1996, in Seattle, Washington, tragically lost her father, Philip Alan Hosterman, in 2011. Her mother, Bonnie Wallace, is a producer and writer. At the time of her father's death, her parents were divorced. Dove has an elder sister, Claire Hosterman (born in 1989), who is a singer and vocal coach.
Dove Cameron as a child with her father
Dove Cameron as a child with her father
Cameron has Slovak, Russian, Hungarian, and French ancestry. She speaks French fairly well, having frequently visited France, where one of her great-grandmothers on her father's side was born. Her father called her "Dove" since her childhood. After his death, she legally changed her name in memory of him.
Dove Cameron's height is 5ft 2
Dove Cameron's height is 5ft 2
Cameron's introduction to the arts came early. At 8, she began performing at the Bainbridge Performing Arts community theater. By 11, she landed the role of young Cosette in the popular production of "Les Misérables", and at 12, she played the lead role of Mary in the play "The Secret Garden", based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

In an interview, Dove mentioned being constantly bullied and ridiculed at school from fifth grade onwards. Despite struggles with peers, she remained focused on her dream of succeeding in the entertainment industry. Her dream began to materialize when, at 14, Dove and her family moved to Los Angeles. She then joined the National Championship Show Choir at Burbank Middle School.

Film Career

In 2012, Cameron was cast in a Disney Channel series initially titled "Bits and Pieces". After shooting the pilot, the series was renamed "Liv and Maddie", with Dove taking on dual lead roles as twin sisters Liv and Maddie Rooney.
Liv and Maddie - Better in Stereo
Despite their identical appearance, the twins have distinct personalities. The pilot episode, released in mid-2013, garnered a viewership of 5.8 million, marking the highest rating in the last two and a half years since the premiere of "Shake It Up".
Dove Cameron portrayed twin sisters in 'Liv and Maddie'
Dove Cameron portrayed twin sisters in 'Liv and Maddie'
The show was incredibly popular not only in the US but also in South America. In Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico, the story about twins even became the most popular foreign show of the year. From 2013 to 2014, four seasons were shot, all featuring Dove Cameron.
Dove Cameron Shares Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Playing Twins
While filming "Liv and Maddie," Cameron managed to appear in the second season of the famous show "Shameless" (2012), the fifth season of the detective series "The Mentalist" (2012), and also starred in the leading role in the adventure film "Cloud 9" (2014) about a young snowboarder.
Dove Cameron in 'The Mentalist'
Dove Cameron in 'The Mentalist'
In 2015, Dove starred in her first non-Disney movie – in Kyle Newman's comedy-adventure film "Barely Lethal." She had a supporting role while the main character was played by Hailee Steinfeld.
Barely Lethal - Car Chase Scene
That same year, she was cast in the lead role in the fantasy-action movie "Descendants" about the offspring of famous villains. She played the daughter of Maleficent, while Cruella De Vil's son from "101 Dalmatians" was played by Cameron Boyce and Jafar's offspring from "Aladdin" was played by Booboo Stewart, among others. Soon after, an animated series "Descendants: Wicked World" was created, with characters voiced by the cast of "Descendants."
Dove Cameron and Cameron Boyce
Dove Cameron and Cameron Boyce
In December 2016, Cameron could be seen in the TV movie "Hairspray Live!" – an adaptation of the Broadway musical. She played the self-centered, arrogant, and talentless Amber Von Tussle, a contestant in Miss Teenage Hairspray. Along with Dove, singers Ariana Grande and Kristin Chenoweth also participated. Cameron's performance was highly praised by critics and audiences: "Ariana was outstanding, but Dove was the real star of the movie," the press noted.
Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now - Hairspray Live!
Mid-2017 saw the premiere of "Descendants 2," with Cameron's character at the forefront. In March the following year, Dove appeared in the fifth season of the popular superhero series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." from Marvel about a fictional crime-fighting organization. In the series, Cameron appeared as Ruby, daughter of General Hale (Catherine Dent), an Air Force officer and HYDRA agent, whose main goal is to arrest all loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
Dove Cameron on the set of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Dove Cameron on the set of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
In 2018, Dove Cameron appeared in the musical melodrama "Dumplin'" in a secondary role. She also voiced Gwen Stacy, one of Peter Parker's first girlfriends, in the animated series "Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors," and one of the main characters in the animated film "Angry Birds 2."

In 2019, the third installment of "Descendants" premiered, once again featuring Dove Cameron. In this part, her character seeks help from her father, Hades, who abandoned her many years ago.
Dove Cameron as Mal from 'Descendants'
Dove Cameron as Mal from 'Descendants'


On August 27, 2013, Dove Cameron released a cover of "On Top of the World" by the American pop-rock band Imagine Dragons as a single for the series "Liv and Maddie". The song held the 17th spot on the Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart for three weeks. Two months later, Dove released the single "Better In Stereo" under Walt Disney Records, which became her first number 1 hit. Her next single "Count Me In", released in mid-2014, also reached the top spot on the Billboard chart.
Dove Cameron performs 'Better in Stereo' for 'Liv and Maddie'
Several of Cameron's songs from "Descendants" also made it to various music charts. Riding on the film's success, Dove recorded a cover of Christina Aguilera's "Genie in the Bottle" and shot a music video in the "Descendants" style, which garnered over 22 million views in less than a month.
Dove Cameron - Genie in the Bottle
In 2015, Cameron and her "Liv and Maddie" co-star Ryan McCartan formed a band called "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher" and released several singles, accompanied by music videos.
The Girl and the Dreamcatcher - Glowing in the Dark
In 2017, the musical project "Carscendants" was launched. It featured "Descendants" movie actors, including Dove, singing songs from the film while driving. That same year, Cameron announced she had started working on her debut album. The mini-album "Bloodshot / Waste", comprising two songs, was released in September 2019.
Every CARscendants Music Video Compilation
Dove's single "Boyfriend", released in February 2022, was a massive hit. The track went viral on TikTok, accumulating 4.7 million likes. In the song, Dove openly spoke about her sexuality and unambiguously described a relationship with a girl. The song made it into the Billboard Top 20 and achieved platinum status by RIAA.
Dove Cameron - Boyfriend

Dove Cameron's Personal Life

In 2013, Dove began dating actor and singer Ryan McCartan, her "Liv and Maddie" co-star and future music partner. In April 2016, the couple announced their engagement, but they split up less than six months later.
Dove Cameron and her boyfriend Ryan McCartan
Dove Cameron and her boyfriend Ryan McCartan
From December 2016, Cameron dated Scottish actor Thomas Doherty, born in 1995, who played Captain Hook's son in "Descendants 2". Their relationship ended in October 2020. "Thomas and I have decided to split. It was an incredibly difficult decision, but we still love each other and will remain friends," Dove shared with her followers.
Dove Cameron and Thomas Doherty
Dove Cameron and Thomas Doherty
In May 2021, Dove revealed her bisexuality. "I've given many hints but was afraid to tell everyone," she shared. This confession came after a controversy over her "We Belong" music video, in which she was accused of queer-baiting (intentionally including LGBTQ+ themes for mass approval). However, she asked fans not to label her:
I choose to love myself and be who I am every day, without adjusting based on the room I'm in. I won't apologize for who I am.

Dove Cameron Now

In 2023, filming wrapped on the full-length thriller "Isaac" directed by Josh Abraham Webber, starring Dove in the lead role.
Dove Cameron on the set of 'Isaac'
Dove Cameron on the set of 'Isaac'
That same year, she released the singles "We Go Down Together" (collaborating with Khalid) and "Other Boys" (teaming up with DJ Marshmello). She also contributed to the song "Use Me (Brutal Hearts)" for Diplo's album.
Dove Cameron, Khalid - We Go Down Together

  • Reminds me of Rachel McAdams and Johnny Depp`s daughter.
    2021-04-08 18:11:35
  • Recently I got acquainted with her work, but I can`t say to direct wow
    2021-03-17 12:29:09
  • Dove Cameron is a nice actress, but I think she lacks experience and skill, perhaps in the future she will have more interesting roles.
    2021-03-02 21:46:00
  • I watched all the parts of the Descendants, I love Dov, she`s great!
    2021-03-02 21:35:52
  • Dove from Descendants! I love her, I think she will be great, she is very cool!
    2021-02-22 13:56:49