Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman, January 15, 1996 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actor and singer. She is best known for playing the dual role of both Liv and Maddie in Liv and Maddie, or as Kayla Morgan in Cloud 9 and Mal in Descendants.
She and her (now-ex) fiance Ryan McCartan, who also appeared on Liv and Maddie, have their own YouTube channel for their band 'The Girl and the Dreamcatcher'. Their first single under that name, "Written in the Stars," came out on October 3, 2015. She also has a solo channel.
Outside of her work with Disney, she's also notable for her involvement with Marvel Comics properties. She provided the voice of Spider-Gwen on Ultimate Spider-Man, and reprised the role in Marvel Rising. She also had a recurring role on the fifth season of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Liv and Maddie (2013-2017): Liv and Maddie Rooney
- Cloud 9 (2014): Kayla Morgan
- Barely Lethal (2015): Liz Larson
- Descendants (2015): Mal
- Descendants 2 (2017)
- Descendants 3 (2019)
- Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (2016): Lizzie (voice)
- Ultimate Spider-Man (2016) as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen (voice) note
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (2017): Becky Smoochenbacher (voice)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2018): Ruby Hale
- Marvel Rising as Gwen Stacy / Ghost-Spider (voice):
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019): Ella (voice)
- Schmigadoon! (2021-): Betsy McDonough
- Powerpuff (TBA) as Bubbles
- Hairspray Live (2016): Amber Von Tussle
- Mamma Mia! (2017 Hollywood Bowl): Sophie Sheridan
- The Light in the Piazza (2019 London): Clara Johnson
Tropes applying to her works in general:
- Action Girl: Mal in Descendants and Spider-Gwen in Marvel Rising.
- Approval of God: In response to someone applying the "only bisexuals do fingerguns" meme to a screencap of Spider-Gwen finger-gunning at Quake in Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts, she replied, "Is there any other kind?"
- Contractual Purity: To a minor extent has had trouble with this. She was already in her very late teens when she was the first cast in Disney productions and had already done roles in racy content such as Shameless (US), so it wasn't really much issue when she did things like Barely Lethal (where her character gets drunk and has a penis drawn on her face) or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (where she plays The Sociopath). However, she's frequently been targeted by trolls on social media for having too low cut a top in a photo or posing in a bikini, despite not actually showing anything, purely because they expect her to be 100% modest at all times, regardless. She's spoken out about the way society treats the human body as perverse, and the toxicity of this kind of mindset.
- Cover Version: A frequent feature on the band's YouTube channel. She has also done covers of Imagine Dragons' On Top of the World from Liv and Maddie and Christina Aguilera's Genie in a Bottle for Disney.
- Creator Couple: With Ryan McCartan, in their band.
- Fan Community Nickname: Dovelies
- Those Two Actors: Played Kristin Chenoweth's daughter twice (Descendants and Hairspray Live), and co-starred with her again in Schmigadoon!.
- Word of Gay: According to Dove, most of her characters, including Maddie and Liv, are gay or bi, even if they don't always come out onscreen.