Born Chloe Hosterman on January 15, 1996 in Seattle to parents Philip Hosterman and Bonnie Wallace, Dove Cameron grew up on Bainbridge Island in Washington. Her mother and father acted locally in community theater and Dove began following in their footsteps at age eight, taking acting classes at Bainbridge Performing Arts, where, as part of her program, she appeared as Cosette in a Camp Teen staging of Les Misérables (her older sister Claire was the assistant director). She also played a dog in The Wizard of Oz and one fifth of a wrestler in Shakespeare’s As You Like It for Bainbridge. At age 12, Dove (still known as Chloe) landed the lead role of Mary in Bainbridge’s production of the musical The Secret Garden and received rave reviews.

At 13, Dove convinced her mother to move the family to Los Angeles to further her career. Arriving in L.A. at the age of 14, she changed her name and was enrolled at Burbank High School. It would be almost two years before she landed her first television appearance, as Holly Hermiker in the hit Showtime series Shameless, appearing in two episodes. She also appeared on an episode of The Mentalist as Charlotte Anne Jane, the daughter of Simon Baker’s character. Her third TV role was on the TV series Malibu Country.

Following that, Dove auditioned for and landed both lead roles as twins with polar opposite personalities on the Disney Channel series titled Liv and Maddie, rocketing her to teen stardom.

In 2013 Dove traveled to Utah to film her first Disney Channel movie, Cloud 9, co-starring Disney Channel regular Luke Benward. In 2015, Dove starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld in her film debut Barely Lethal and played Mal, the daughter of Maleficent in the Disney Channel movie Descendants.

In 2016 Dove landed the role of Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray Live!, a live television performance of the musical “Hairspray” set to air on NBC December 7, 2016.

In 2017, Dove will reprise her role of Mal in Descendants 2.

In addition to Dove’s acting career, she and her fiance have formed the musical duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, which released its EP in 2016.

Dove, who is still called Chloe by her friends, lives in an apartment in Los Angeles. She is engaged to her Liv and Maddie co-star, Ryan McCarten, who plays her boyfriend Diggie on the show.”>

Source: Tribute CA – with edits by